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Hard-Bitten

Jeff Prince
A hardwood chair, desk, laptop computer, and picture window are familiar friends to Dawn Irons, who doesn’t do much more than sit at home and write these days.


Hard-Bitten

Jeff Prince
For chronic Lyme disease sufferers, the medical system is as big a pain as the bug. By Jeff Prince A hardwood chair, desk, laptop computer, and picture window are familiar friends to Dawn Irons, who doesn’t do much more t...



Roped In

DAN MCGRAW
The Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, currently under way at the city-owned Will Rogers Memorial Center, has been a big deal in Cowtown for more than a century. Farming and ranching no longer play much of a part in Fo...


Roped In

DAN MCGRAW
The Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, currently under way at the city-owned Will Rogers Memorial Center, has been a big deal in Cowtown for more than a century. Farming and ranching no longer play much of a part in Fo...



Nuclear Fallout

BETTY BRINK
For almost two decades, folks opposed to splitting atoms to turn on a light bulb have been comforted by nuclear power’s fall from favor as an electric-generating fuel. In 1993, one of the last reactors to come on line in ...


Nuclear Fallout

Betty Brink
Thought reactors were anachronisms? So did some concerned Glen Rose folks. By BETTY BRINK Editor’s note: The writer is a former member of a Comanche Peak opposition group, from which she resigned in the late 1980s. For al...



Home, Semi-Sweet Home

Matt Pulle
Bush comes back to the place where his legacy is at least debatable. By MATT PULLE It was the afternoon before Thanksgiving in Austin, and George W. Bush – then in his first term as governor and enjoying record-high appro...


Home, Semi-Sweet Home

MATT PULLE
It was the afternoon before Thanksgiving in Austin, and George W. Bush – then in his first term as governor and enjoying record-high approval ratings – was in his stately office at the capitol. He usually worked in ...



Phases and Stages

JEFF PRINCE
Four white lines beckoned from a tabletop in an Austin hotel room, and Roy Stamps bent over with a rolled-up dollar bill and snorted two. The rest he offered to a buddy, who declined. “I don’t need any help staying ...


Phases and Stages

JEFF PRINCE
Four white lines beckoned from a tabletop in an Austin hotel room, and Roy Stamps bent over with a rolled-up dollar bill and snorted two. The rest he offered to a buddy, who declined. “I don’t need any help staying ...