Hye, Texas, is a town of 105 people, located on U.S. 290 on the road from Austin to Fredericksburg. It's also the home of Garrison Brothers distillery, the first bourbon distillery in Texas and one which makes bourbon exclusively. Their bourbon is pricey, but it has always been highly reviewed, and ... More >>
It's finally happened. A chicken that you've probably never heard of, unless you're into environmental things, has formally been declared "threatened." The lesser prairie chicken is a member of the grouse family and distinguished from its relative, the greater prairie chicken, by being a bit smalle ... More >>
Leticia Van de Putte's experience and what she represents makes her more viable than either of her opponents.
Why did the lesser prairie chicken cross the road? To get the hell out of Texas where a whole lot of people are not thrilled with the fact that the chicken, a Texas native, has been taken under the protective wing of the federal government and placed on the threatened species list by the folks over ... More >>
A colony of black-tailed Prairie Dogs has been moved into a Texas Panhandle park and just to make sure the move would take -- local humans clawed through the earth, initiating the deep drilling that would follow. "Park staff pre-drilled several holes to encourage the animals to being making their ... More >>
I'll take a Whatachicken with fries and a large vodka.Shamefully, all too many of us have been there: out in the bars since happy hour, it's now a quarter-past closing time. We stagger to the car and suddenly remember we haven't eaten a thing other than beer nuts since lunch. Hunger cuts thro ... More >>
The mass shooting at Fort Hood was just one of a growing number of troubling military deaths, murders and suicides.
A former wildcatter and corporate-takeover tycoon preaches alternative energy across America.
How to go to jail without even trying
One morning in March, the world's forces of globalization, migration and economic inequity collided in a split second on the balcony of a Best Western in the Texas Panhandle. There, bubbling away outside the doors of three motel rooms, was a line of Crock Pots. Beside one was a small, dark man squat ... More >>
See the surreal side of the Texas Panhandle in Dugout III: Warboy (and the backyard blues)
Narcotics task forces in Texas spend millions of dollars each year busting low-level users and dealers. Is it money well spent, or are officers just addicted to easy cash?
The Groobees piggyback on the success of a song
November 12 - 18, 1998
It's the Queen of Talk versus the Meat Men, and outside the courtroom, master media manipulator Winfrey is already the clear winner.