Their family name inspired the English word we know today. We drop in on their unusual family reunion in San Antonio.
One of the reasons the Taliban has been so difficult to defeat in Afghanistan is its control over the local people. They have earned popularity by delivering a form of local justice.
But there are signs – even in some of the most troubled parts of the country – that the Afghan government and police are making inroads to change that.
The BBC’s David Loyn reports from Helmand Province in Afghanistan.
From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.