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2000 Stories by Carlton Stowers

Archives: 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • A Killer Abroad

    published December 14, 2000

    "Violence always marks the end of a relationship..." --from the journals of convicted murderer Ira Einhorn On days like this, when the... More >>

  • True Crime

    published December 7, 2000

    Last Saturday, while thousands of Dallas residents tended the traditions of the season by cheering a downtown Christmas parade or assaulting... More >>

  • Testing Patience

    published November 9, 2000

    SEVEN POINTS--On a late morning last week, as the cool Texas air was sweetened by overnight rains and the sun sparkled on the surface of the... More >>

  • Death in the Desert

    published October 26, 2000

    "Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass. There is no such thing as concealment..." --Ralph Waldo Emerson More >>

  • A Clean, Close Shave

    published October 26, 2000

    I thoroughly enjoyed Pegasus' Southwest premiere of Sound-Biting, not for original thoughts on the contemporary, poll-driven... More >>

  • Nurturing Nature

    published October 12, 2000

    On a normal fall afternoon at the Dallas Nature Center, the only sounds one expects are those made by the resident wildlife and the rustle of... More >>

  • Price He's Paid

    published October 12, 2000

    MT. PLEASANT -- It was getting late on that brisk Thanksgiving evening in 1950 as a new face in the expanding world of country music stood onstage... More >>

  • Innocent as Charged

    published September 21, 2000

    Seated at his kitchen table, former Dallas County prosecutor Clark Birdsall--his voice soft, his speech measured--didn't act like a man who had... More >>

  • Searching for Gold

    published September 21, 2000

    The Olympic gold medal is the ultimate badge of international athletic achievement, material proof that its owner has reached the highest rung on... More >>

  • Death Angel

    published September 14, 2000

    "After review of your taped senior sermon, I am convinced that your ministry is destined to focus on the dying; lending comfort to those faced... More >>

  • Fallen Star

    published September 7, 2000

    COOPER--It is mid-afternoon and in the booths down at the Dairy Queen and at the tables of the 75-year-old Miller's Pharmacy on the square, a... More >>

  • Bunker Mentality

    published August 24, 2000

    TRINIDAD--Alicia Gray, a pistol strapped to her right hip and extra ammunition in place around her thin waist, squinted into the blistering... More >>

  • Between heaven and hell

    published July 27, 2000

    GUN BARREL CITY--On early East Texas evenings, when the frustration becomes unbearable, Keith Tarkington, a 34-year-old cable installer, takes a... More >>

  • Burden of proof

    published July 13, 2000

    The young bricklayer peered out the window into the gray January morning, sipped from his coffee cup, and resigned himself to an idle weekend. No... More >>

  • Deep impact

    published June 29, 2000

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be... More >>

  • Exorcising demons

    published June 22, 2000

    In the dark, troubling aftermath of last September's shooting rampage at Wedgwood Baptist Church, predictable rumors began circulating even as... More >>

  • The other victim

    published June 1, 2000

    HUGHES SPRINGS--From the porch of her red-brick home, poet Leafie Mason could stand watch over the energy that kept the small town she called home... More >>

  • Howard's End

    published May 25, 2000

    "I was the first to light the torch of literature in this part of the country, however small, frail and easily extinguished that flame may... More >>

  • The good neighbor

    published May 25, 2000

    PAYNE SPRINGS--The tree-canopied blacktop roads wind endlessly along the shores of Cedar Creek Lake, past mobile home after mobile home in this... More >>

  • Fallen Angel

    published April 27, 2000

    With Christmas just 10 days away, the petite blonde sat at her computer screen, engaged in her night-owl habit of checking e-mails and responding... More >>

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