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.


Tax Moncrief

Inside Tex Moncrief’s IRS mess.

Hooray for Hollywood, Texas

The players. The stories. A special report on our booming film business.

The Lone Starr State

Independent counsel Kenneth Starr was born in Vernon, and that’s just one of the many Texas connections at the heart of his investigation of Bill Clinton.

Written Off

LeAnn Rimes gets written off.

Anna Nicole Myth

Anna Nicole Smith’s bar mitzvah brouhaha.

Team Player

Red McCombs, still on the sidelines

The D-Files

Signs of intelligent life in Dallas.

We and Mrs. Jones

Paula Jones and Texas.


A Houston congresswoman’s space case.

Burning Bridges

For Robert James Waller, life imitates art—and irritates wife.

Bush’s Hit Man

The governor’s media guru is accused of spousal abuse.

The Latest Buzz

Why everyone’s dazed and confused about Richard Linklater’s age.

Affair of State

A Dallas lawyer’s roman à Clinton.


That’s what Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall got on their recent trip to West Texas. West Texas retailers got it too.