Eat, Prey, Love: A Day with the Squirrel Hawkers of East Texas

“Of  all the red-tailed hawks that have ever soared on a Texas breeze, only one gets to live in Charlie Alvis’s house, at least during the winter hunting season. ‘My bird has its own bedroom,’ said Alvis, a falconer who’s based in the unincorporated community of Porter, just beyond the northern outskirts of Houston.”

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Oct 15, 2021
Length: 8 minutes (2,032 words)

Who Shot Walker Daugherty?

“Culture warriors had shaped dueling narratives from an incident that, while horrific for the few people involved, would not have been a blip on the national consciousness if it had occurred anywhere but the U.S.-Mexico border. Even now, nearly five years later, the question of who shot Walker Daugherty still feels like a political Rorschach test.”

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Sep 13, 2021
Length: 30 minutes (7,541 words)

When ‘Angels in America’ Came to East Texas

Homophobia and religiosity divided the town of Kilgore, Texas over the famous play. The divisions also helped liberate some local citizens, allowing them to define their own worldviews apart from that of their parents’.

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Oct 14, 2019
Length: 27 minutes (6,989 words)

The Ballad of Billy Ray

Source: News Journal
Published: Nov 25, 2009
Length: 10 minutes (2,598 words)