Erica Grieder is a senior editor at Texas Monthly. From 2007 to 2012, she covered Texas as the southwest correspondent for the Economist, to which she still contributes. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Spectator, the Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and the New Republic. Her first book, Big, Hot, Cheap and Right, was published in April 2013 by Public Affairs Books. She lives in Austin.
In which we reveal all the behind-the-scenes drama and intrigue behind our August cover package
Texas's Commissioner of Education gives our Perry Report Card an F.
An influx of illegal immigrants from Central America to the Rio Grande Valley is a humanitarian crisis with serious implications for border security.
Tuesday's primary runoffs caused almost as much heartburn among Republicans as Democrats.
Looks like San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro may be heading to Washington, and Texas Senator Robert Duncan is bound for Texas Tech. What does that mean for local politics?
Why the lieutenant governor candidate's mid-eighties mental health issues should not be a campaign issue.
After this weekend's special election, Brandon Creighton will head to a runoff with the right-wing challenger Steve Toth.
Thanks a lot, David Dewhurst, for getting this song stuck in everyone's head again
Ken Paxton's record suggests that he's either surprisingly uninformed about state law, or surprisingly unconcerned about how those laws might apply to him.