Nearly 60 years ago, a forced laborer in a Hungarian brick factory hatched a far-fetched plan to escape.
All eyes have been on the presidential race the past two weeks as the national party conventions dominated prime-time political coverage.
But this election cycle, Republicans also dearly want to win control of the U.S. Senate, where the Democrats now hold a slim majority. And this November, the Senate’s political balance could be decided by just a few crucial races.
From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.