Dianna Wray


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  • 5 years ago | Longform

    Clarence E. Sullivan arrived in Ellis County in 1890 to seek his fortune. Though barely 18, he was already well-tempered by life. A runaway buckboard had killed his parents when he was a child, leaving him to be raised by an older brother who scra...

  • 5 years ago | Food News

    As he pulled out of Brenham's Blue Bell factory without any ice cream in the back of his delivery truck in April, Tim Smith (not his real name) couldn't shake the feeling he was forgetting something. After almost a decade of delivering ice cream f...

  • 6 years ago | Longform

    It was like landing on the moon. The thought ricocheted through Joleena Malugani's mind as she took in the vast, dusty expanse of the corner of West Texas claimed by Midland and Odessa. Malugani was fresh out of college when she came across an Ect...

  • 6 years ago | Longform

    Correction: (March 9, 2015) In the story below, we incorrectly state the charges to which Matthew Bovee pleaded guilty. Bovee pleaded guilty to injury to a child, a third-degree felony. Mark smashed his ear to the phone. Even in the crowded cafete...

  • 11 years ago

    I didn't believe I was going to jail—actual jail—until the door to the women's holding tank in the Denton City Jail shut behind me and I stood there facing a room lined with slim metal bunks, two occupied by my cellmates. I sat down on...

  • 11 years ago

    With their skinny suits, hook-happy songs and penchant for handclapping, it's tempting to write Locksley off as a group not to be bothered with. But don't let the glossy clarity of their album Don't Make Me Wait fool you; while a little too neat a...

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