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2008 Stories by Jesse Hyde

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  • Dallas' Letot Center Helps to Stop the Sex Trade

    published November 13, 2008

    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... More >>

  • Removal from Denton State School Becomes a Hollow Victory

    published October 30, 2008

    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... More >>

  • Polygamy and Me

    published October 30, 2008

    Evening falls on the Concho Valley. Along the highway, which is dotted with rusty oil derricks and gnarled mesquite, spring grasses peek out... More >>

  • Time to Make the Doughnuts

    published October 2, 2008

    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... More >>

  • Un-Super Size Me: One Week of Eating Local

    published September 25, 2008

    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... More >>

  • Hoop It Up

    published September 25, 2008

    Earlier this year, it seemed FC Dallas forward Kenny Cooper was out the door. Multiple European clubs were inquiring about his services and... More >>

  • Broken Cogs

    published September 11, 2008

    Mike Howard couldn't take it anymore. For the past month, the young attorney had been shouldering a caseload he had never imagined possible... More >>

  • Entering on a High Note

    published August 28, 2008

    At first blush, George Steel doesn't seem like a man known for taking risks. He wears round glasses, his hair is cut in the floppy... More >>

  • Chili Bowl

    published August 21, 2008

    What does the NFL preseason teach us? Not much. That's especially true this year, when we know the Cowboys are stacked in pretty much every... More >>

  • All He Can Be

    published August 7, 2008

    It was a hot morning in July at the Lake Park Golf Course in Lewisville, and the teenager known as Tank had a choice to make. It was... More >>

  • The Caretaker

    published July 31, 2008

    Farhat Chishty pushes her son's wheelchair into the shade of an oak tree and sits down with a sigh. It's a calm spring morning at Denton State... More >>

  • Reason to Believe

    published July 24, 2008

    On the evening of January 8, at about 7 p.m., Constable Lee Roy Gaitan, a no-nonsense Texas lawman, was walking outside his house when... More >>

  • Non-Fiction Stew

    published July 17, 2008

    Here's the thing they won't say at the Mayborn Literary Conference: Print journalism is dead, or dying, or most charitably, the forum for... More >>

  • Slammin' Night

    published June 26, 2008

    Do you know what the difference is between Vince McMahon, the head honcho of World Wrestling Entertainment, and David Stern? McMahon knows his... More >>

  • A Man Thing

    published June 12, 2008

    On a recent Tuesday night, community organizer Kevin Mondy stood before a group of parents and teenagers at the Thurgood Marshall Recreation... More >>

  • The Man Who Would Be King

    published June 12, 2008

    On a Sunday morning not long ago, in a part of the city mostly ignored and forgotten, they gathered to honor him. The cars started streaming... More >>

  • Family Planning

    published May 22, 2008

    They came in twos and threes up the stone steps of the Tom Green County Courthouse in San Angelo this week: rail-thin women in stiff cotton... More >>

  • Teaching Teens How to Parent and Stop Having Children

    published April 17, 2008

    It's a Thursday morning at A. Maceo Smith High School, and the girls in parenting class are struggling to stay awake. There are six of them,... More >>

  • Popular Conservative Texas House Candidate Dunning Has Some Republicans Worried

    published March 27, 2008

    In person, there is nothing scary about Randall Dunning. He is tall and lean and keeps his graying hair short and nerdy. A software... More >>

  • Are We Golden?

    published March 27, 2008

    By now the Jason Kidd experiment should be over (what are we, a dozen games in with Kidd at the helm?), but the truth is, the jury is still out on... More >>

  • Arguments Creationists Make to Counter Evolution

    published March 20, 2008

    Point, Counterpoint Here are some of the arguments that creationists make to counter the theory of evolution, along with their... More >>

  • Battle Against Teaching Evolution in Texas Begins

    published March 20, 2008

    A few weeks before the March 4 Republican primary, a group of candidates gathered at the Shady Valley Golf Club in Arlington for a... More >>

  • Sides Live

    published March 13, 2008

    By the time Kit Carson was 36 years old, he had hunted buffalo in the Great Plains, trapped beavers in the Rockies and gone deep into Mexico. He... More >>

  • Sides Live

    published March 13, 2008

    By the time Kit Carson was 36 years old, he had hunted buffalo in the Great Plains, trapped beavers in the Rockies and gone deep into Mexico. He... More >>

  • Black-Tie Art

    published February 14, 2008

    Frank Campagna knows how to save Deep Ellum. Get busy. That's how he keeps patrons walking through the doors of his Kettle Art Gallery, an... More >>

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