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Articles written by Tim Eaton

The Busiest Septuagenarian in Texas

By day, a few million-dollar cases; by night, Wayne Fisher smokes six briskets at once

About 10 miles from his boyhood home in nearby Cameron—a small white house without power or plumbing—and just a little farther down the road from the two-room schoolhouse where he began his education, Houston lawyer Wayne Fisher has created a pristine, 3,000-acre working ranch that he calls the Alligator Creek. Driving onto the property in Milam County in Central Texas, visitors cruise down a paved oak-lined road. To the left, horses, looking like an Old West painting, pose in a wide-open …

The Barrier Breaker of Baker Botts

Jim Cannon fires a shot heard 'round Texas        

In James W. Cannon Jr.'s corner office at Baker Botts in Austin hangs a framed 1964 Norman Rockwell print called "The Problem We All Live With." The famous painting portrays a young African-American girl on her way to her newly integrated school. Surrounded by deputy U.S. marshals and with books in hand, she walks past a thrown tomato and a racial insult scrawled on a wall. The picture, which hangs at eye level as Cannon sits at his desk, reminds him of his roots. "I always said I'd have that …

Sergio Garza and the American Dream

Sometimes marching to your own beat is just what’s called for

On Sergio Garza’s 34th birthday, his wife took him to a music store. It brought back memories. He’s always had a close relationship with music; but even more, music is related to how he got out of Brownsville and ended up as a senior counsel at Apache Corp., a Houston company with $2.6 billion in net income in 2006. He played in his high school band. When he left South Texas for Stanford University, he worked as a tour guide and marched in the Stanford band. He also played drums in a …

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