All posts by Katy Vine


Katy Vine joined the editorial staff of Texas Monthly in 1997 and became a staff writer in 2002. She has written on a range of topics, including the West fertilizer plant explosion, barbecue pitmasters, Warren Jeffs, the moon landing, the Kilgore Rangerettes, bass fishing, a three-person family circus, chess prodigies, and a reclusive musician named Jandek. Her stories have appeared in the Best American Sports Writing 2005, the Best American Sports Writing 2006, and Best Food Writing 2011. Her 2005 feature story about an Odessa prostitution parlor was the inspiration for the Lifetime television series The Client List. She has contributed to the Oxford American, the Texas Observer, and the radio program “This American Life.”


  • Superintendent Bill Bacon with his students, kindergarten teacher Carol Duncan, and teacher’s aide Mindy Gray (with grandson Myles).
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  • Alyssa Michalke, Texas A&M
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  • Boswell next to the  80-acre fishing  lake on one of his newest properties for sale, Footprints Ranch, in Lexington.  The 1,200-acre spread is  listed for $6.9 million.
  • Eighth-generation circus performers eight-year-old Giovanni and six-year-old Victor with their mother, Frances Flores.
  • The Zoom KD IV "Nerf" was one of the most highly-anticipated shoes of 2011. This limited edition from Kevin Durant's collection sells for up to $4,500 on eBay.
  • David Renk, known as El Texano, with a bull named Noventon.
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