Brad Meltzer is known for his political thrillers, but he also writes kids books about real-life people like Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.
In Baghdad Thursday, the U.S. military officially declared an end to the war in Iraq, a war that cost more than 4,000 U.S. lives, and the lives of countless Iraqis.
But as the war ends, and all the troops come home by the end of the year, a story in The New York Times, probes one of the darkest days of the war, the massacre by U.S. Marines of two dozen Iraqis in Haditha in 2005.
Reporter Michael Schmidt discovered pages of interrogations of the Marines in a Baghdad junkyard.
From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.