Posts Tagged Waco Tribune-Herald


Saluting My Writing Mentors After More Than Three Decades And 200 HOGS

Woot! We’re at 200 HOGS posts and counting. So I thought I’d mark this milestone by giving props to three mentors who either… a) taught me how to write or b) contributed to my delusion that I could write … depending on your perspective. Dr. Journalism Up first, Dr. Tom Shuford. Dr. Shuford was my […]

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30 Years Later — Remembering the Horrific Triple Murder at Lake Waco

WARNING – THIS IS A SERIOUS POST If I think about Waco for any amount of time, dark memories come flooding back, especially about the murder of three teenagers at Lake Waco. The first time I ever felt the presence of evil, I was snooping around Koehne Park, wondering if there really was a crime […]

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Ain’t No First Amendment in Singapore, White Boy

After two years on the Waco Tribune-Herald, I needed OUT of Waco and INTO an adventure. So I fled the Heart of Texas and got a job with a brand new paper in Singapore, a dynamic nation-state that was big on business but not so much on freedom of the press. Hello, culture shock. The […]

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Death and More Death in Waco

(Warning: Dark and not for the faint-hearted…) I can remember the exact moment I decided to get out of reporting. It wasn’t the night a McLennan County sheriff’s deputy asked me to help carry a dead body out of the ditch. That was fair enough. It was way out in the sticks, and there was […]

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Wilt Chamberlain and H. Ross Perot: The Long and Short of My Journalism Career

I must have interviewed a thousand people during my years in the journalism trenches. The most famous would’ve been *Wilt Chamberlain and H. Ross Perot — the long and short of my journalism career. Ahem. Fact: if you stood this blog on Perot’s shoulders, we’d almost be able to look Wilt in the eye.

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