Joe Holley Columnist
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Native Texan Joe Holley is a former editorial page editor and columnist for newspapers in San Antonio and San Diego and a staff writer for The Washington Post. He has been a regular contributor to Texas Monthly and Columbia Journalism Review and is the author of two books, including a biography of football hero, Slingin' Sammy Baugh. He joined the Houston Chronicle in 2009.

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48 Articles
4 months ago
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At the Battle of Glorieta Pass long ago, Texas learned not to mess with New Mexico

DIXON, N.M.—Ok, I have to confess. Wimps we may be, but we just couldn't take the heat...

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6 months ago
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Native Texan: In a close-knit Texas town like Uvalde, the pain will linger

What happened last week in this pleasant, little town just beyond the Hill Country was an...

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7 months ago
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Native Texan: U.S.-Mexican War anniversary to be marked with ceremony

Sunday is the 146th anniversary of the U.S.-Mexican War. The date will go unnoticed, for...

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8 months ago
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A flock of newcomers are finding Paris ‘magnifique,’ despite dark history of Texas town

Many of the new Parisians — not Parisites, if you will — are people who realized...

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9 months ago
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Early Texans knew what it was like to be a people in peril

SAN FELIPE DE AUSTIN - Trying to keep myself sort of warm in this old town just east of...

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10 months ago
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Searching for history in the Trans-Pecos town of Marathon

MARATHON - Driving from Houston or Austin (or from almost anywhere) to this scruffy,...

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11 months ago
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Aggies pull an upset in century-old bowl game

While the 12th man watched, his Texas A&M Aggie teammates upset a newlywed 100 years...

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about 1 year ago
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In a reviving Mineral Wells, there's something in the water

Settlers arriving in the late 1870s knew their well water smelled and tasted funny and...

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about 1 year ago
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A 'self-made man' in Washington Cemetery was a Civil War master of disguise

A ‘self-made man’ in Washington Cemetery was a Civil War master of disguise

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about 1 year ago
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Yams are big in Gilmer, but they're not the only item on the local menu

GILMER - Wandering around the Upshur County Courthouse square on a misty weekday...

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about 1 year ago
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Frances 'Sissy' Farenthold, lodestar for Texas liberals, dies at 94

Farenthold, who went by Sissy, lost two Democratic gubernatorial primaries to the more...

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about 1 year ago
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Frances 'Sissy' Farenthold, lodestar for Texas liberals, dies at 94

'I play high with politics. Why be a safe candidate?'

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