John Nova Lomax

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  • 4 years ago | Longform

    The pride and shame of Lufkin, Texas, are located about a half mile from each other. Just west of the town's east loop, there's Abe Martin Stadium, site of many triumphs for the Lufkin Panthers, 5A state champions in 2001 and perennial contenders ...

  • 4 years ago | Longform

    From the outside, nothing about Eddie Wilson's near-north Austin bungalow would indicate that a prime architect of the city's mystique lives inside. Once through the door, though, the whole fantastic story becomes plain as a giant javelina sucking...

  • 5 years ago | Longform

    Tracking Kenneth Page was not as hard as you might think. I picked up his trail in Lufkin, where he was written up in the Daily News. Other than Page, the only quoted source in the story was Dr. Bryan Pool, a Lufkin chiropractor for whom Page had ...

  • 5 years ago | Longform

    For Kenneth Page, all that he had built his dreams around vanished in a cloud of Central Texas dust on that terrible day this past March. That was the day his wife, Ardes, loaded up his beloved dog in the truck Kenneth bought her as a wedding pres...

  • 7 years ago | Longform

    Sean Penn did not patrol Galveston's streets in an airboat. Kanye West didn't offer unscripted barbs about George Bush's opinion of black people on live television. Since Galveston has no native-born analogues to people like Dr. John or Harry Conn...

  • 7 years ago

    Mexican artists have recorded English-language songs for decades, but the opposite is rare: American musicians have historically treated Mexican music like they treat Mexicans, and when they do bother to cover a classic, they tend to sound terribl...