Texas

San Diego Texas, April

What’s Going on Here? Accusations of election improprieties abound after recent elections in Jim Wells County. San Diego residents Tracy Lopez and her husband, Mark Anthony Lopez, accuse Mark’s stepmother, Cindy Lopez, of forging a ...

I Messed With Texas

South by Southwest is a ten-day arts/music conference and festival started in 1987. The music festival hosts upwards of 1400 bands over four days. The official slogan dubs Austin “the Live Music Capitol of the ...

San Diego, Texas

Unclaimed Cattle. The Duval County sheriff’s office received a complaint from a rancher about cattle tearing up his fields. Deputies located the five cows on Duval County Road 104 (approximately five miles north of San ...

Beautiful Baby

The Green Season. Border Patrol agents in Laredo, Texas, confiscated 745 pounds of marijuana; the bundles were wrapped in Christmas paper. During a routine immigration inspection, a drug-sniffing dog alerted agents to a passenger van ...

1169 Miles Away

San Diego, Texas lies 52 miles west of Corpus Christi and 1169 miles east of San Diego, California. It occupies 1.6 square miles on the county line between Duval and Jim Wells counties and is ...

Nixon to Barnstorm Texas

"I need to help my friend Kinky Friedman get elected governor of Texas," says Mojo Nixon, whose last live performance was at 2004's South by Southwest music fest. Friedman, the musician/politician who calls himself the ...

Fogueira Kwan Zheng Dao in Texas

It's the hellidays. I can tell because the globally warmed weather went from 85 to 34 yesterday and revved the locals to cut in front of each other on the freeway at breakneck speeds. Shopping ...

Fogueira Kwan Zheng Dao in Texas

An Actual Waist I'm formerly fat. There once was a book entitled A Thin Book by a Formerly Fat Psychiatrist . I went to therapy from the age of 13 until 40 and the bulge ...

Fogueira Kwan Zheng Dao in Texas

The Swedish Connection There are two things that give me an ecstatic thrill. One of them is photography. The other is learning a new language. It is better than sex, because it's the alleged reason ...

Fogueira Kwan Zheng Dao in Texas

Boxes of Stereotype Yesterday I had a stomach flu. The sudden weather change from 108 degrees to 55 with rain did not help. They don't have seasons in the seventh circle of hell, but immediate ...

Fogueira Kwan Zheng Dao in Texas

Floodwaters You wouldn't know about me unless you have read some exposition to get a sense of who I am, what I do, where I live -- that sort of thing. Problem is, I don't ...

On the Bus from Rosa's Cantina to Home Sweet Broadway and First

A motorcoach journey from the Lone Star State.

Why buses are better than planes, part one. Flying to El Paso, my plane (ironically, an Airbus) began emitting strange high-frequency blips and unexplainable static from various locations above the passengers' heads. After an air-mile ...

Extravaganza

“I was going to be a pseudo-lab-and-cellar guy. I thought, ‘I’ll get to see all the different aspects.’”

The Enron Effect

The collapse of Enron is having an impact on San Diego's own TrizecHahn USA Corp. "Enron is our fourth largest tenant," according to a disclosure report filed by the office building owner last month, "occupying ...

During World War II, were Germans rounded up by Ecuadorian governments and sent to concentration camps in Texas?

Matmail: On vacation in Ecuador, I met an 80-year-old man who claims that during World War II, he and his German parents were rounded up by the Ecuadorian government at the request of the U.S. ...