Stuart Eskenazi

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  • 16 years ago | Longform

    Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander couldn't have picked a better time to slip out of town. Democrats in Austin who have loathed her since she changed parties in the mid-1980s were trying to smear her with a Nixon-like scandal involving audio...

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    A Texas A&M University student belts out commands like a Marine drill instructor. His crew of 10 college kids in storm-trooper helmets plays the most macabre game of pickup sticks imaginable. The crew grabs a heavy log, about eight inches in diame...

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    Richard A. Anderson makes part of his living arguing cases before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, a nine-member panel of elected judges that is the state's supreme court over criminal cases. In the hallowed halls of the judiciary, deference t...

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    There he stands, in grainy, jerky images resembling an old home movie. Captured on rough film is George W. Bush in a line of Cub Scout troops, then posing for snapshots with boys clad in Little League baseball uniforms. More footage follows him ou...

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    Jack Gargan sought to raise a ruckus, if not spawn a revolution. The retired financial consultant from Florida started a campaign in 1990 against corrupt politicians who he believed had wrested the government away from its rightful owner, the peop...

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    No bell rang to mark the beginning of class. It was just one of many things missing from this high school. For two months, as winter segued into spring, about 40 students who had either dropped out or been kicked out of Arlington public high schoo...