Brian D. Sweany

Brian D. Sweany is a senior executive editor at Texas Monthly, where he began his career in journalism as an intern in 1996. Born in Richardson and raised in Plano, Sweany earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of North Texas, in Denton, and a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Sweany has also worked as an assistant professor in the journalism department at Ithaca College, in New York, and as a senior editor at D Magazine, in Dallas. He is active in a number of civic and volunteer organizations, including serving on the board of the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at UNT and being named a Next Generation Fellow by the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at UT-Austin. He lives in Austin with his wife, two children, and an ever-growing manuscript for The Kingdom of the Saddle, a biography of Charles Goodnight to be published by Penguin in the fall of 2014.

Stories

Third and Long

R. C. Slocum is the winningest football coach in A&M history. So why are some Aggies hoping he gets sacked?

Cheers to Salman Rushdie

Novelist Salman Rushdie, whose new book, Fury, will be published by Random House in September, kicks off the twenty-first annual Margarett Root Brown Houston Reading Series on September 10 at the Alley Theatre.

Less Is Moore

For almost four decades, G. A. Moore, Jr. has quietly gone about becoming the greatest high school football coach in Texas history.

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Centered

When David Robinson opened a school for poor kids in September, he proved once again that he was San Antonio's most valuable player.

Who's That Girl?

Texas Monthly writer-at-large Kinky Friedman dresses up the January 2002 cover.

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