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2003 Stories by Carlton Stowers

Archives: 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • Last Call

    published December 11, 2003

    It was one of those cool-breeze, sunny mornings in Thousand Oaks, California, and before the Dallas Cowboys were to begin another preseason... More >>

  • History Teacher

    published December 11, 2003

    It was the first wintry evening of the holiday season, and early Christmas shoppers had gathered in Fort Worth's Botanical Gardens for a TCU... More >>

  • Haunted House

    published November 27, 2003

    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... More >>

  • Sweet Revenge

    published November 27, 2003

    It was a bright and crisp Durant, Oklahoma, morning and she was sitting at her kitchen table when a dozen red roses arrived for novelist Billie... More >>

  • Defining Moment

    published October 30, 2003

    It has been 40 years since these journalists played their various roles in the most dramatic and devastating event in Dallas' history. It was a... More >>

  • Back From Babylon

    published October 9, 2003

    Sitting at the kitchen table in his parents' comfortable DeSoto home, looking out on the line of miniature American flags his father has placed on... More >>

  • Counsel for the Defense

    published October 2, 2003

    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... More >>

  • Friday Night Lite

    published September 25, 2003

    They are visible on the flatland horizon from miles away, rural beacons signaling that the fall ritual of Texas high school football is again... More >>

  • Genetic Criminals

    published September 18, 2003

    On a recent Saturday, a group of wide-eyed wannabe mystery writers, aware of the forensic fascination that is sweeping the country and anxious to... More >>

  • Life in the Slow Lane

    published September 4, 2003

    CRAWFORD--The lone traffic light that slows passing motorists in the heart of this tiny Central Texas community blinks in silence as another... More >>

  • Big Tex

    published July 17, 2003

    Whether in his small corner spot on the 11th floor of his Central Expressway workplace or, later, in his spacious office at Valley Ranch, he was... More >>

  • Heavy Traffic

    published July 3, 2003

    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... More >>

  • Well Versed

    published June 26, 2003

    They came from opposite directions, Glowing like the stars they Would become, Arriving in the same... More >>

  • Shot in the Dark

    published June 5, 2003

    It began with a seemingly harmless joke, the kind good ol' boys in the rural North Texas community of Whitewright traditionally enjoy. Down at... More >>

  • Contact

    published April 3, 2003

    It was a snow-covered December in 1995 when President Bill Clinton, visiting Northern Ireland in support of the country's new and fragile peace... More >>

  • Heavenly Hoax

    published April 3, 2003

    Long before there was the riddle of Roswell, Texas had its own strange story of the crash of an unidentified flying object and the recovery of its... More >>

  • White Heat

    published April 3, 2003

    It is a warm and lazy East Texas summer a half century ago that author and former SMU journalism professor C.C. Risenhoover most fondly... More >>

  • The Dead Zone

    published March 27, 2003

    If there were a show called CSI: Grandview, this is how one episode would have unfolded. An urgent phone call early Sunday morning wakes... More >>

  • Tracks of His Tears

    published January 23, 2003

    The young girl, her face framed in golden ringlets, approached the man seated at a nearby table in the quiet restaurant and smiled, holding the... More >>

  • Sisters in Crime

    published January 9, 2003

    During a recent social gathering, the middle-aged man, attracted by the easy laughter of the woman standing next to him, launched a conversation... More >>

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