Jason Cohen

Senior editor Jason Cohen has written for Texas Monthly since 1995 (and texasmonthly.com since its very first iteration). His 1997 story “The Ice Bats Cometh,” about minor league hockey in Texas, was the basis of his book Zamboni Rodeo (Greystone Press, 2001). He also penned the magazine’s first-ever Matthew McConaughey story, in August 1996. The co-author of Generation Ecch! (Fireside Books, 1994) and co-editor of SXSW Scrapbook (Essex/University of Texas Press, 2011), he has also written for such publications as Rolling Stone, SPIN, Details, the Austin Chronicle, the Austin American-Statesman, Portland Monthly, and Cincinnati magazine. His 1995 Rolling Stone cover story on the band Hole prompted Courtney Love to yell at him from the stage at Lollapalooza in Austin, while his 2007 profile of the Portland strip club Mary’s won a Sex-Positive Journalism Award. As one of the two primary writers for the TM Daily Post, Cohen wrote approximately 500 stories for Texas Monthly in 2012. He has been a blogger since 2002 and been known to maintain as many as five Twitter accounts.


Which Books Have Texas ISDs Banned?

The ACLU’s annual report says there are fewer than ever, but such authors as Twain, Hemingway and Salinger still get “challenged” in some ISDs.

Things Got Ugly at the Senate Debate When Sadler Called Cruz a Troll

The first Senate debate was an hour-long display of cross-talk and exasperation, but things really heated up after Paul Sadler called Ted Cruz a troll.

It’s Time to Bag Some Feral Hogs

As part of “Hog Out” month in Texas, hunters in participating counties can receive two bucks for every feral hog they kill. Just make sure to save those tails! 

Frito Pie for 5,000, Anyone?

Frito-Lay and the State Fair of Texas set a record for World’s Largest Frito Pie on Monday.

The World v. American Airlines

Fallout from the Fort Worth-based airline’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization leads to unprecedented delays, an unhappy pilot’s union and even unhappier (and vocal) consumers.

Ten Things to Know About New Astros Manager Bo Porter

Who is the man who will take the Astros into the American League era?

F for Fantasy

Down with hypothetical football! Three cheers for the real thing!

Husband Threatens Cat. Wife Shoots Husband.

Audrey Deen Miller was arrested earlier this week in Spring for shooting her husband, who apparently had bad intentions towards one her felines.

Jerry’s Secret? Cowboys Stadium Goes “PINK”

Give me a W! Give me a T! Give me an F! The Dallas Cowboys become the first National Football League team to have its very own in-stadium Victoria’s Secret PINK boutique. 

Goodbye To Y’all That

Is the Texas twang disappearing? Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin’s Texas English Project pretty much say: “Yup.” 

You Can’t Go Home Again?

The rise and rise and fall and fall of former UTEP, Texas A&M, Kentucky, and Texas Tech basketball coach Billy Gillispie. 

New York Can Keep Martellus Bennett

The irrrepressible but often disappointing Katy native, Aggie, and former Dallas Cowboy, feels more at home as a New Yorker and a member of the New York Giants.

‘Playboy’ Honors SMU, UT, and TCU

Playboy’s annual list of “Top 10 Party Schools” is out, with SMU scoring number one for “Best Nightlife.” Former champion UT is still in the top ten, along with TCU.

Opposite Gender Paddling Now Officially Permitted by Springtown ISD

The small town northwest of Fort Worth revisited its corporal punishment policy after the parents of two female high school students complained about the force used by a male assistant principal. 

Rick Perry Is Still Newsworthy

From Satan to sleep apnea, five headlines about Rick Perry following his Friday night appearance at the Texas Tribune festival and the publication of Oops, a presidential campaign e-book by the Trib’s Jay Root.