Free-lance writer for New York Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Highways and others. Former bureau chief in Washington, Austin and Moscow.

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A half-century of reporting, including bureau assignments in Washington, Moscow and Austin and virtually ever conceivable story including wars, natural disasters, crime, terrorism and state and local politics.

Born: Aug. 30, 1944, in Boise, Idaho.
Grew up in Abilene, ...

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Jul 15, 2017

RT @lesleyclark: "I'm from Texas," @JohnCornyn says w a wide smile as reporters ask him why he's optimistic about Senate health care passage

Jul 15, 2017

RT @Grav1: 'Twas the Saturday before special session, and all through the House, not a creature was stirring, not even a Strau…

Jun 21, 2017

Ever been to Valley View mall in Dallas or Highland Mall in Austin? See what's happened to them in my NYT piece on the future of malls.

Jun 18, 2017

At the RR EXPRESS game Fathers Day treat from my son Colin

Jun 06, 2017

Special session will begin July 18. Come with a "calm demeanor and firm commitment' Abbott tells lawmakers.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Reporter, Odessa American

Have you ever used a typewriter?

What a strange question. I can't imagine reporters who haven't used a typewriter.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

By email overnight