July 25, 2013 Army Ranger Justin Slaby's left hand was blown off by a faulty grenade in a training accident. After getting a prosthesis, he was encouraged by one of his doctors to try for a career in the FBI. What happened next landed Slaby and the FBI in court and tarnished the career of a high-ranking agent.
July 23, 2013 When Dallas barbecue restaurant Pecan Lodge opened three years ago, there was no line of customers waiting to taste the brisket. But that all changed when Texas Monthly barbecue critic Daniel Vaughn rated the Pecan Lodge barbecue among the very best in the state.
July 3, 2013 Democrats see opportunity in Texas' fast-growing Latino population. But the Republican Party is strong in Texas — very strong. Still, the GOP is split on how to handle the upcoming demographic changes: play to the base or try to recruit new Republicans?
May 23, 2013 The state is turning down an estimated $100 billion in federal funds that would have paid for health care coverage for more than 1 million poor Texans. For Gov. Rick Perry and the state's Republican-dominated Legislature, the potential appearance of supporting "Obamacare" was too much.