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Houston Matters Highlights Fascinating Book and Authors

Posted on · Over the course of the next week, Houston Matters will highlight our coverage of a number of important issues and developments that we’ve felt compelled to revisit a number of times over the course of the last year, like pensions, campus carry, the state of the oil and gas industry and efforts to mitigate traffic. […]

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Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch: The Definitive Account of the Best Little Whorehouse

Posted on · A few months ago (June 1, 2016), we brought you an interview with Joy Jones, who’s written an historical fiction novel called The Last Madam, about Edna Milton, the last operator of the infamous Chicken Ranch brothel near La Grange, Texas — about a 100 miles west of Houston. And while much of that novel […]

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Novel Explores the Life of ‘The Last Madam’ at the Infamous Chicken Ranch Brothel

Posted on · You’re probably familiar with the musical and the film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, based on the true story of the brothel known as the Chicken Ranch near La Grange, Texas — 100 miles west of Houston. The film starred Dolly Parton as the ranch’s madam, Mona Stangley. While that character is fictional, a […]