Their family name inspired the English word we know today. We drop in on their unusual family reunion in San Antonio.
Author John Steele Gordon looks at the role air conditioning played in the South becoming a political powerhouse — especially a Republican powerhouse. Thanks to AC and desegregation, Gordon writes, the South was able to develop. People wanted to live there — companies wanted to move there.
From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.