| Jul 27, 2011
Somewhere between Skull Island and the Crazy Horse Saloon, I lost her. There I was in the blistering sun of a Texas summer, a 7-year-old in rumpled shorts and a pixie haircut, suddenly missing a sister 12 years my senior.
I remember feeling afraid, but I...
| May 24, 2011
Let's be blunt: If you like to take lots of vacation, the United States is not the place to work.
Besides a handful of national holidays, the typical American worker bee gets two or three precious weeks off out of a whole year to relax and see the...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 3:30 PM
Jimmie Vaughan is one of the great guitarists of the last 30-40 years, though you might not know it – he’s not about calling attention to himself. He’s about substance and economy rather than excess and showmanship.
In every context...
| Oct 4, 2010
| 1:40 PM
"Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History" By S. C. Gwynne
Towards the end of S.C Gwynne’s mesmerizing "Empire of the Summer Moon," Quanah Parker explains to...
| Jun 26, 2011
For the junk food junkie, a road trip can be a dream journey. Between the fast food outlets and the glop at gas station minimarts, travelers may find themselves on a never-ending sugar/trans-fat wallow.
But on a monthlong road trip from Los Angeles to...
| May 27, 2011
| 5:15 AM
Police are still investigating a murder-suicide in a parking garage at Florida Hospital in Orlando that left a doctor and gunman dead on Thursday afternoon.
The doctor was identified as 41-year-old Dmitriy Nikitin, who Florida Hospital described as a...
| Sep 13, 2011
Have scientists ever measured the length of lightning bolts? If so, what is the longest ever measured?
—Bill Ooms, Alsip
Lightning bolts can be incredibly long — and surprisingly short, too. Dr. Martin Uman, a...
| Aug 16, 2011
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has powered his political career on the largesse of donors like Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, who gave the governor $1.12 million in recent years.
And donors like Simmons have found the rewards to be mutual, reaping benefits...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 9:55 AM
Eager to expand the electoral map in their effort to maintain control of the Senate, national Democrats are recruiting Ricardo Sanchez, the former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, to run for the open seat in Texas in 2012.
Sanchez, a retired Army...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 4:32 PM
In 2008, 11,773 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To prevent or curtail drunken-driving fatalities, nearly 1.43 million drivers were arrested in 2007 on suspicion of driving...
| Oct 5, 2010
| 4:33 AM
Two-time world champion Nonito Donaire of the Philippines won't be participating in Showtime's upcoming bantamweight tournament because his promoter despised a six-fighter format and because it didn't offer enough financially, Donaire and his closest...
| Oct 13, 2010
| 4:33 PM
UCF shut out of preseason All-Conference USA men's basketball awards...