Jesse Hyde


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  • 9 years ago | Longform

    The soldiers move through the wheat field, scanning the windswept plain for signs of trouble. There are six of them, dressed in fatigues and body armor, wearing the sunglasses and bushy beards popular among the Special Forces. The only thing they ...

  • 10 years ago

    The girl was 16 by the time she arrived at the Letot Center in Northwest Dallas, and already she had given birth to a child, spent nights sleeping in vacant lots and worked as a prostitute. Sending her home was not the answer. Home is where her me...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    Evening falls on the Concho Valley. Along the highway, which is dotted with rusty oil derricks and gnarled mesquite, spring grasses peek out from the rocky soil. It's April 3, 2008, and few here know what is about to happen. Up on Rudd Road, a man...

  • 10 years ago

    The boy is home now. He sits in a wheelchair in the corner of his family's home in Richardson. His hands are limp, his head rolls from side to side, and he has trouble making eye contact. His name is Haseeb Chishty and he is 34 years old. For the...

  • 10 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    It's 9 a.m. on a Friday in Plano, and Bob Ripper is making his morning run to Dunkin' Donuts. He comes to this pink and orange storefront on Independence Parkway maybe twice a week, with stops at McDonald's and Einstein Bros. on the days in betwee...

  • 10 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    It began with a chicken. Or to be more precise, dreams of a chicken. I wanted a plump red bird with a healthy sheen, a thick neck and green tail feathers. I would build it a coop, give it crushed corn and keep its water clean. And then, when the...


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