Jan Reid

Jan Reid is a former senior editor at Texas Monthly and has contributed to Esquire, GQ, Slate, Men’s Journal, Men’s Health, and the New York Times. An early article about Texas music spawned his first book, The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock. Among his ten books are a well-reviewed novel, Deerinwater, for which he won a Dobie-Paisano Fellowship; a collection of his magazine pieces, Close Calls,Rio Grande, a compilation of choice writing and photography on the storied border stream; and The Bullet Meant for Me, a reflection on marriage, friendship, boxing, and physical and emotional recovery from a deadly shooting in Mexico.

Stories

The Cow’s in the Corn

Or, my life as a Texas gardener.

Blood of the Lamb

A high school teacher shot up the First Baptist Church in the East Texas steel town of Daingerfield, and the agony has lasted longer than anyone could have imagined.

Blood of the Lamb

A high school teacher shot up the First Baptist Church in the East Texas steel town of Daingerfield, and the agony has lasted longer than anyone could have imagined.

Coach Royal Regrets

Does Texas’ greatest college coach miss football? Nope.

Coach Royal Regrets

Does Texas’ greatest college coach miss football? Nope.

Texas Primer: The Blue Norther

Sunny in the morning, sunny in the evening, freezing by suppertime.

Texas Primer: The Blue Norther

Sunny in the morning, sunny in the evening, freezing by suppertime.

What Do Deer Hunters Really Want?

Deer hunting in Texas is a passion, and meat for the freezer is far from the only motive.

What Do Deer Hunters Really Want?

Deer hunting in Texas is a passion, and meat for the freezer is far from the only motive.

Throw It to Me!

Drew Pearson, Tony Hill, and Butch Johnson are wide receivers for the Dallas Cowboys - in other words, they’re artists, egomaniacs, fierce competitors, and the heart of the team.

Throw It to Me!

Drew Pearson, Tony Hill, and Butch Johnson are wide receivers for the Dallas Cowboys - in other words, they’re artists, egomaniacs, fierce competitors, and the heart of the team.

How to Catch a Pass

Easy lessons from the three masters of the art.

How to Catch a Pass

Easy lessons from the three masters of the art.

The Coyote Wars

The stake is survival - for either the sheep and goat ranchers of West Texas or the smartest predator of all.

The Beat

Two average, middle-class men risk injury and death patrolling the roughest streets in Dallas. Why do they do it? Because they love the job.

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