26 Dec '04 -19:36
My old friend Kirby Warnock of Dallas and Fort Stockton turned a simple oral history of his late grandfather into a personal
Border Bandits, The Movie
quest, a self-published book, and now a 50 minute film documentary that has Texas buzzing and is dredging up a sordid chapter in Texas history some folks, including the Texas Rangers and old Anglo families in the Rio Grande Valley, would rather not talk about. (more)
From the Texas Observer's 50th Anniversary issue.
It's a Texas Thang - Or Is It?
When I was in high school in Fort Worth and was seized with the first inclinations to be a writer, my favorite publication was the
Texas Observer, which my government teacher, the sainted Betty Quimby, turned me on to. When I first went off to college in El Paso,
I even wrote the editors, volunteering my services as a correspondent in Far West Texas.
By the time I got my writing chops together, I was distracted by other publications, even though I did do a few pieces for
Jim Hightower and Lawrence Walsh when they edited the Observer.
But what goes around, comes around, I guess, and here I am in the big 5-O issue. I'm proud of my association with the Texas Observer
and look forward to having more of my work published there. (more)