Evan Smith

Evan Smith is the CEO and editor in chief of the Texas Tribune. Previously he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, stepping down in August 2009 as the magazine’s president and editor in chief. He previously served as editor for more than eight years—only the third person to hold that title. On his watch, Texas Monthly was nominated for 16 National Magazine Awards, the magazine industry’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, and twice was awarded the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. For eight years, he hosted the Lone Star Emmy Award-winning weekly interview program Texas Monthly Talks, which aired on PBS stations statewide. He currently hosts Overheard With Evan Smith, airing on PBS stations nationally. A New York native, he has a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Hamilton College and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.


Letter from the Editor

Welcome to Texas Monthly Biz.


Sympathy for Jerry Hall

This Year’s Remodel

After watching their business districts wither away as companies set up shop in the suburbs, Texas cities and towns are banding together to fight back.

What ever happened to Robert Sakowitz

Desperately seeking Sakowitz.

Purple Reign

Sandra Cisneros’ colorful victory.

Deep Dish

Which Hollywood legend is “the bitch of all time”? Which comedienne’s daughter was a dope addict by age fourteen and came to Houston to get unhooked? Texas’ top gossips tell all.


Internet profiteers target George W. Bush.

Sexual Congress

Who says there is nothing funny about the Monica Lewinsky matter?

Love and Marriage

How Frank Sinatra, Jr., became a Texan-in-law.

Moody Blues

“Aunt Jimmy” sues Galveston’s first family.

Georgia O’Beef

Fort Worth art patrons fight the Presbyterians over Georgia O’Keefe

War Is Hell

Why the Austin American-Stateman’s film critic is under seige.

The Junior League

The media muff George W. Bush’s name.

Radio Daze

Gary Mauro’s bad spell.