Category: Columns

  • Sam Kindrick

    The Loss and The Key

    June 24, 2021
    I have survived both bladder and thyroid cancer. A ruptured appendix many years ago almost did me in, and I…
  • Bexar County Criminal DA Susan Reed

    The Miracle of 144th District Court

    May 19, 2021
    The sun was shining and the birds were singing as I rode my bicycle on that bright spring morning near…
  • Harlon Copeland poster

    Near the end

    April 13, 2021
    My drinking was in full bloom during my last years with the Express and News. This was during the early…
  • Johnny Hernandez and Bobby Thomas

    The Fighters

    December 10, 2020
    I have known and written about all manner of characters over the years. One of the most notorious was Arthur…
  • Hondo Crouch

    Hondo Crouch

    September 6, 2020
    Ask me if I knew Hondo Crouch, and you might get a half-straight answer or a half-crooked one. I don’t…
  • Texas Girl Willie

    Me, Willie, Texas Girl, and the Devil

    August 3, 2020
    This is about Willie Nelson, Texas Girl Magazine, and my face-to-face meeting with the Devil in Jackson, Michigan. It will…
  • Larry Patton

    Larry Patton

    July 11, 2020
    Former San Antonio musician Larry Patton is having a rough time of it with fourth stage metastatic melanoma, a deadly…
  • Barbara Marullo

    My Years on KEXL Radio

    June 25, 2020
    Immediately after my firing at the Express and News I was in shock. I knew I couldn’t feed myself if…
  • Alan Brown

    Alan Brown knocks out homicide cop

    June 17, 2020
    When I was a cub reporter with the San Angelo Standard-Times in West Texas I learned a basic truth about…
  • The book progresses

    May 22, 2020
    My involvement with San Antonio’s world fair--HemisFair 68--actually started in 1967 when a group of business people sent me to…