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The Gates of the Alamo Reviewed
Mark Busby reviews Stephen Harrigan's The Gates of the Alamo.
"...the well-known stories of William Barrett Travis, David Crockett, Jim Bowie, and Santa Anna through a narrative that revolves..."

March 24, 2000 Books Feature by Mark Busby

Excerpt from The Gates of the Alamo
In this excerpt from The Gates of the Alamo, the Texian forces at the Alamo, under the command of Jim Bowie and William Travis, have suffered the first cannon attacks from the newly arrived Mexican army.
"...Texian forces at the Alamo, under the command of Jim Bowie and William Travis, have suffered the first cannon..."

March 24, 2000 Books Feature

Who's Texas?
The story of Texas history says a lot -- about the storytellers
"...conjunto music. Perhaps a dance hall scene with Flaco Jimenez or Freddy Fender and the Texas Tornadoes can be..."

Sept. 6, 2002 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Labyrinth
In this imaginative Jim Henson film that mixes puppetry and live action, Connelly stars as a young girl who must navigate a perilous labyrinth to save her brother. Bowie is charismatic as the King of the Goblins.
"...Directed by: Jim Henson. Starring: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly and Toby Froud...."

Sept. 13, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

As Much Magic as Fact
In the month since the much-hyped publication of Stephen Harrigan's historical novel The Gates of the Alamo, a visible restructuring of the public notion of the fort has seized the imagination of Texas. Chronicle writer David Garza explains why.
"...for example, who took command of the operation after Jim Bowie fell ill, and more importantly, the cult of..."

March 24, 2000 Books Feature by David Garza

Day Trips: Presidio San Saba, Menard
Spanish fort tells the story of a lost settlement
"...stone entrance, which still stands. The most famous was Jim Bowie, who in 1831 fought off a Native American..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

The Alamo
In this round of historical revisionism there's not much to remember except, maybe, Davy Crockett becoming a fiddler on the roof.
"...APD, anyway) Jason Patric as slave-ownin’, knife-wieldin’, tubercular tough Jim Bowie, which has got to be almost as entertaining..."

April 9, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Page Two
"...gambler, slave trader, duelist, hustler, and then recently bereaved Jim Bowie be? If he were in the current Texas..."

May 23, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Short Cuts
First Ozomatli, now Jason Patric. Or Jim Bowie.
"...Actor Jason Patric, who plays the infamous knife-wielding James Bowie in director John Lee Hancock's much-awaited Texas epic The..."

April 2, 2004 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Naked City
The Alamo star gets busted in ever-lively Downtown Austin
"...29 (around 2:45am) arrested actor Jason Patric, who plays Jim Bowie in the new Alamo movie, in the Warehouse..."

April 2, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Memo
"...Chris Rock as Jim Bowie and Jackie Chan as Davy Crockett. We could..."

Nov. 29, 2002 Screens Feature

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...towns, no names, nothing with a hint of Czech. Jim Bowie is not a Czech name...."

Sept. 20, 2002 Column

Strange Days Await Ian Moore
Singer/guitarist premieres new single
"...by Brownout’s Adrian Quesada and Bay Area hip-hop producer Jim Greer...."

Feb. 20, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The Hightower Report
Defending the Alamo – from a U.N. takeover
"...fall to Santa Anna's army – with Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, John Wayne, and nearly every other defender being..."

March 6, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

Immigration Nation
"...slaves as mere livestock. Other notable illegal immigrants include Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett. We know full well the..."

Sept. 17, 2009 Postmarks

Gold for Green
Laura Dunn's environmental doc wins UT award
"...though now the combatants aren't cowboys and Indians or Jim Bowie and Santa Anna. These days the fight is..."

April 17, 2009 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...for the movie The Alamo (in which Patric played Jim Bowie). Visi arrested Patric, charging him with public intoxication..."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Feature

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Climbing coatimundis, Castro's cash flow, and a culture collector
"...1999 article by W.T. Block in The Beaumont Enterprise, Jim Bowie and James Fannin trafficked slaves they acquired from..."

May 21, 2004 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Short Cuts
Press 1 for English
"...Attorney's Office has officially dropped charges against The Alamo's Jim Bowie, who had been charged with public intoxication and..."

May 7, 2004 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

After a Fashion
Yeee-haw! It's "Westward Ho" as Stephen checks out the new exhibit at the Bob Bullock Museum. And what does our style avatar do to stay so baby soft and daisy fresh? Well, until now, only he and his stylist knew for sure…
"...at the Continental Club, Jason Patric (currently starring as Jim Bowie in The Alamo) dropped into the Moonlight Towers..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Short Cuts
Say hello to two Patric(k)s, and goodbye to some recently departed film greats.
"...Boys) has just signed for the plum part of Jim Bowie. The pair joins the already-secured Billy Bob Thornton,..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Both Sides Now
Jack Jackson remembers the Alamo
"...campaign from the perspective of not just Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, and William Travis -- all of whom are..."

Oct. 11, 2002 Books Feature by Margaret Moser

Cloud 9 and Rising
Jesus, space rock from Denton: Lift to Experience
"...of the Lift to Experience universe, a place where Jim Bowie makes his final peace with the Lord as..."

May 31, 2002 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

Day Trips
"...Legend credits Jim Bowie, a defender at the Alamo, with finding the..."

April 10, 1998 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

day trips
"...Davy Crockett in Crockett, Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, Jim Bowie in La Grange, William B. Travis in Gonzales,..."

Jan. 10, 1997 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

30 Years of Melvins
Buzz Osborne & Co. almost matched that output these past two years
"...Austin Chronicle: You’re finally doing Bowie’s Pin-Ups thing – a covers album...."

Aug. 9, 2013 Music Post by Tim Stegall

All the Way to State
A high school play contest might not sound like a big deal, but it is to the 18,000 students in 1,200 schools across Texas who participate in the state's UIL one-act play every year -- and here's a look at why.
"...not keep Matt Humphrey from staring at it. The Bowie High School senior is temporarily held captive by its..."

May 12, 2000 Arts Feature by Sarah Hepola

A Shared Vision
MM Pack reports on the combination of generosity and hard work that built the Institute of Hospitality & Culinary Arts at Travis High School.
"...culinary program in Austin is indeed cause for celebration. Bowie High School has had a vibrant and effective program..."

Oct. 11, 2002 Food Feature by MM Pack

Supreme Court Ponders Banks' Death Row Case
The U.S. Supreme Court grants a last-minute stay to Delma Banks, Jr.
"...Banks' 15th execution date since his 1980 conviction in Bowie Co. for the murder of 16-year-old Richard Wayne Whitehead...."

March 21, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Record Reviews
Ibrahim Ferrer
"...lsh big band charts, two by Generoso "El Tojo" Jimenez, Benny More's arranger and trombonuist, who came out of..."

June 11, 1999 Music Review

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