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

Hosting a Children’s Show

Michele Lepe on hosting a children's show.

Time Will Tell

I saw my first historical marker as a Cub Scout in Pack 291. Nearly thirty years later, I’m still hooked on the story of Texas.

In Our Backyard

The faces—and voices—of eighteen Texans who are living the debate over illegal immigration.

Snap Decisions

Your unofficial playbook for watching college football in Texas during the weekend of October 23.

Making Dr Pepper

David Thomas on making Dr Pepper.

Snap Decisions

Your unofficial playbook for watching college football in Texas this weekend.

Snap Decisions

Your unofficial playbook for watching college football in Texas during the weekend of October 9.

Snap Decisions

Your unofficial playbook for watching college football in Texas during the weekend of October 16.

Batting DH

Vladimir Guerrero on batting DH.

Playing No-Limit Texas Hold ’Em

Doyle Brunson on playing No-Limit Texas Hold ’Em.

West Toward Home

The Permian Basin is a place of pump jacks, big sky, generous neighbors, stinging sandstorms, and lonesome highways. For former first lady Laura Bush, it was the scene of an idyllic childhood—and a tragic accident that changed her life forever.

T. Boone Pickens

Amarillo

Brittney Griner

Houston

The Bucket List

63 things that all Texans must do before they die.

Post-Office

Has it only been one year since George W. Bush left the White House? A snapshot of the forty-third president and his inner circle at the height of their power.

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