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2001 Stories by Carlton Stowers

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  • From Soup to Nuts

    published December 27, 2001

    "I'd like to thank Bob St. John for reminding me of a lot of stories I've been trying very hard to forget." --sports... More >>

  • The Garden of Angels

    published December 20, 2001

    "It is not known precisely where angels dwell--whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we should be... More >>

  • Double Oops

    published December 6, 2001

    In the black pre-dawn of a 1998 summer morning, Carrollton resident Jack Laivins was munching on an apple and trying to find an early newscast... More >>

  • The Way of the Gun

    published November 15, 2001

    In those days before the cancer would spread and claim his life, longtime law enforcement officer Billy F. Fowler could recount old cases... More >>

  • Days of Glory

    published November 15, 2001

    The yellow school bus rolled into the oncoming December darkness, headed toward Abilene, carrying with it a cargo of teen-age boys who just... More >>

  • Innocence Lost

    published October 18, 2001

    Lacresha Candy Murray, only 12 years old, was seated in an Austin courtroom, her frightened brown eyes darting among a thicket of strangers.... More >>

  • Better Safe

    published October 4, 2001

    WHARTON--As the recent terrorist attack struck the Pentagon and New York's World Trade Center, Texas pilot Jim Folks was where one would have... More >>

  • Native Son

    published September 6, 2001

    The lingering legends of Jim Thorpe, perhaps the most talented and honored athlete in American history, are as colorful as they are numerous.... More >>

  • Shallow Impact

    published August 23, 2001

    ODESSA--On a recent summer afternoon, long after the temperature had climbed past the 100-degree mark and even the dust devils seemed to weave... More >>

  • Big-House Guru

    published August 9, 2001

    Pacing the Addison hotel room he calls home, a cell phone pressed to his ear, Ron Cohen is speaking in a firm but understanding voice to a... More >>

  • Home At Last

    published July 26, 2001

    ALVARADO--There are days now--rare but more frequent than he'd ever thought possible--when John Maddux's life follows a routine path that he... More >>

  • Courtly Language

    published July 19, 2001

    In a perfect world, where youthful fantasies grow into reality, 42-year-old Bryan A. Garner would right now be making his way to the next stop... More >>

  • Grave Matters

    published July 12, 2001

    On quiet evenings, before Malcolm X Boulevard teems with late-night life, Harold Williams climbs into an old pickup with a cranky transmission and... More >>

  • Case Closed

    published June 14, 2001

    "The murderer of Miss Florence Brown may be caught within the next five minutes, he may be arrested during the next six months; he may never... More >>

  • Poe Boy

    published June 14, 2001

    NACOGDOCHES--Joe R. Lansdale's days of busting his butt at the nearby aluminum-chair factory or toiling in the brain-baking heat of East Texas... More >>

  • The Tex Files

    published May 24, 2001

    TRINIDAD, Texas--When last we heard from the rebellious John Joe Gray family it was still entrenched on its 47-acre river-bottom farm near... More >>

  • Dead Wrong

    published May 17, 2001

    Location: Denton County, Texas Victim: Frieda Lorraine (Becky) Powell, w/f, 15 In June 1983, Henry Lucas described to... More >>

  • O.J. Confidential

    published April 12, 2001

    It was a Friday in June 1994, and Dallas private investigator Bill Dear, dapper as ever in his three-piece suit, monogrammed shirt and... More >>

  • Dr. Cop

    published March 8, 2001

    MOUNT VERNON--At first blush, they sound like scenes concocted by a struggling writer trying to sell a television series, one that combines... More >>

  • The Phantom Menace

    published February 1, 2001

    TEXARKANA--The enduring legend began not with death, but with a frightening and vicious attack on two young lovers who managed to survive. On a... More >>

  • The Angel of Juarez

    published January 4, 2001

    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico--The fine-powder caliche dust rises from the road, forming a suffocating haze that clears only when Esther Chavez slows her... More >>

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