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

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.

Running Dogs

Four hundred Texans breed and train an uncommon kind of livestock—greyhounds.

Running Dogs

Four hundred Texans breed and train an uncommon kind of livestock—greyhounds.

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.

Falls Alarm

The Guadalupe River is beautiful, inviting, and treacherous.

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.

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.

An Ill Wind

April is the cruelest month, and tornado-struck Wichita Falls knows why.

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