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  • 12 years ago | Longform

    It was one of those cool-breeze, sunny mornings in Thousand Oaks, California, and before the Dallas Cowboys were to begin another preseason practice, a tennis match was under way on the Cal Lutheran campus. On one side of the net was coach Tom Lan...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    This is a story without beginning or end, only a middle where there is horror and confusion, tragedy and a haunting evil that cries out for understanding. Stephen King, not I, should be telling it. It takes place in the shadows of rural church spi...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    Show me the phone, lend me a dime I ain't rollin' over, I ain't doing no time Ain't coppin' no plea, I'm hip to your game I ain't talking to no one 'cept Racehorse Haynes --from the song "Racehorse Haynes" by Tom Russell/Andrew Hardin When attempt...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    They are visible on the flatland horizon from miles away, rural beacons signaling that the fall ritual of Texas high school football is again under way. Down Farm Road 308, past the sprawling cotton fields and sun-browned pastureland that dot this...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    CRAWFORD--The lone traffic light that slows passing motorists in the heart of this tiny Central Texas community blinks in silence as another 100-degree day gives way to welcomed, cooling twilight. The 705 residents of this McLennan County dot-on-t...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    Rogelio Sanchez Brito drove his red Ford pickup south to the Millennium Hotel in the Mexican border town of Ojinaga, where he turned it over to a man he'd never before seen. Brito, young and nervous, waited at the hotel for two days before his tru...