There was a time for Jason Halek when life was all luxury suites at Cowboys Stadium and showroom-fresh Hummers. Investors were pumping millions into his oil-and-gas start-up. Then everything, as it so often does when your business model revolves around misleading investors, sort of fell apart. The l ... More >>
Mexico owes Texas water. And as the current drought presses onward, Texas politicians are trying to turn up the heat to get Mexico to pay. Last Friday, the Texas House voted unanimously on a resolution that the federal government should pressure Mexico deliver water to the United States. The same w ... More >>
When you speak to famed DIY promoter Todd Patrick (better known as Todd P) about Mexico, you're taken aback by his optimism. He talks about the growing middle class and its effect on the country's economy. He talks about the youth's passion for the arts, and he never fails to mention that our countr ... More >>
In December Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a measure banning the adoption of Russian children to American families. The move was widely considered, and tacitly acknowledged as, a retaliation against a new U.S. law targeting accused Russian human rights abusers. Russian officials portrayed ... More >>
Let me tell you in advance what Lance Armstrong is going to say to Oprah today. And how do I know? Well, obviously, I do not. But it's just as obvious to me that I do. Everybody knows by now that world cycling mega-star Lance Armstrong of Austin is going to confess to Oprah Winfrey today that he's ... More >>
On Tuesday, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, in a bit of international chest-pounding, sent a strongly worded letter to the head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe threatening criminal charges if the group carried out a hinted-at plan to show up in Texas come November 6. ... More >>
‚ÄčAs you no doubt recall, Doug Havard -- the former Winston School and SMU student who skipped town after being arrested on charges of counterfeiting, selling GHB and armed robbery, among many others -- was brought back to the U.S. a few days ago following a six-year prison vacay in England. This m ... More >>
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big.
A dozen men were tortured, killed and buried in a small house in Juarez. Three years later, the U.S. government is still trying to cover up what happened.
Minister to despots across the globe, evangelist K.A. Paul just needs a few tons of jet fuel--and a safer plane--to keep up Godís work
Plus: UTD orders investigation of Waterview
For these Sudanese refugees, just surviving makes them real comic-book supermen
Terry Anderson thought he'd be in Athens right now, chasing his lifelong dream of Olympic gold. Instead, he's in prison, his life plugged full of holes.
Caught in the act of molesting young boys in Thailand, Coppell businessman Nicholas Bredimus came up with a last-ditch defense: obstruct justice
Larry Wansley--former Marine, cop and FBI agent--has his biggest task ahead of him: making American Airlines safe from terrorism
In another holy war, the battle plan is to turn Muslims into Bible believers
A fugitive's extradition from France brings a Texas family closer to peace of mind
Molly Ivins leaves the Star-Telegram's staff, but not its pages
Fact or fiction? A Texas author claims Chuck Norris left him stranded in Moscow.
In 1977, Tyler native Holly Maddux was murdered by Earth Day creator Ira Einhorn. More than two decades later, her family is still waiting for the fugitive to return.
Did a business deal with Bell Helicopter doom a resolution to recognize the Armenian genocide?
Gary Patterson flew to El Paso for a job interview--and never returned. It took nearly two years for the Texas Rangers and Waco police to unravel the bizarre web of lies and treachery that led to his disappearance.
Former FBI honcho Oliver "Buck" Revell fights against conspiracy buffs who accuse him of mass murder
Denton residents like Parks and Delores Olmon want to know how a posse of city slickers managed to railroad plans for a lead-belching copper factory in their town
The laughs come wrapped in pinko packaging in Theatre Three's We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!
Dick Armey thinks he's found a free-market paradise in the Marianas Islands, a U.S. territory where the workers never complain, the factories never quit, and wages are so low, even welfare mothers can hire a Filipino maid
William Morgan says he's just an innocent document dealer snared in a campaign finance scandal. And if you believe that, he has some old railroad bonds he wants to sell you.
For con men the world over, there is no place like the Dominion of Melchizedek because it is no place
Sky Callahan went to Guatemala to shoot a documentary on human-rights abuses. He didn't know he'd be a victim.
In a tiny Middle Eastern country, government officials have accused Dallas oilman Ray Hunt's company of cheating them out of millions.
How a mythic Texas family won the gratitude of a dictator