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.
Turnout is better than expected, with participation in most of the state's largest counties outpacing both projections and the two-week early period from May's election.
A friend says breast cancer is the reason former El Paso County Judge Dolores Briones helped embezzle money from a program for mentally ill children.
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What people are saying about NASA's first woman in space, who died of pancreatic cancer Monday at the age of 61.
On the eve of early voting, the iconic Texas Rangers endorsed the Lite Guv in the U.S. Senate primary.
The feral cat and unofficial campus mascot was found dead on Thursday, but he's still got eight more lives on Twitter. An interview with @AggieBisbee.
Posting will be light at the TM Daily Post this week. But you'll still find us at TexasMonthly.com and on Twitter and Facebook.
An independent poll has the Tea Party favorite leading David Dewhurst in the Senate runoff, while the Lite Guv's campaign steps up its attacks.
Texas A&M and ADIDAS unveiled the Aggies's brand-new, ready-for-the SEC football uniforms on Thursday.
Sports Illustrated catches up with the former Houston Oilers running back, painting an affecting portrait of the Tyler Rose, who overcame substance abuse addiction in 2009.
The increasingly prominent Austin music festival unveiled the lineup for its seventh incarnation around midnight with a game of Bingo in East Austin.
The private security firm once known as Blackwater changed its name (for the second time) to Academi last year. Katy-based Academy Sports and Outdoors has cried foul, filing a federal lawsuit.
Austin's always colorful district judge smacks down a request by Lance Armstrong's lawyers for a temporary restraining order against the United States Anti-Doping Agency. It was refiled on Tuesday.
A reboot of KOKE-FM, Austin's pioneering 1970s progressive country station, began broadcasting on Sunday, with longtime KVET personality Bob Cole as co-owner and morning DJ.
Three federal judges in D.C. will begin hearing arguments in State of Texas v. Eric Holder, which finds Texas seeking pre-clearance of SB 30, a.k.a. "the Voter ID" law.