Posts Tagged Waco Tribune-Herald


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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Fear and Loathing in Waco

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” — Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, Gonzo Journalist   You cannot imagine how important the good doctor was to me 30 years ago. After a mind-numbing night shift at the Waco Trivial-Herald, covering “TNDs and misdemeanor murders”, I’d limp home to my cockroach-infested apartment, drink mass quantities […]

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Capt. Buttface and the Lake Waco Moon Cricket

Call me Ishmael. Put Muddy Waters on the stereo. Throw in about 900 cases of Pearl beer, Lake Waco, and the yellow Moon Cricket. And our sailing story can begin. It was the early 1980s, and I was the new $185-a-week, night-side police reporter for the Waco Tribune-Herald.

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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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