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.


Johnny Football’s Going to Win Heisman

Update: The Stiff Arm Trophy website calls it for the Texas A&M QB, its earliest ever projection. The Tyler/Kerrville native will take the home the Heisman Trophy Saturday. 

Book ’Em Horns: Get Ready for Finals Edition

The newest, drunkest crimes from Campus Watch, the University of Texas police department’s blotter.

19 Billion Reasons To Talk About Texas Business Incentives

Texas business tax incentives, yay or nay? What people are saying about the lengthy front-page New York Times investigative piece by Louise Story. 

VIDEO: Mary Hardin Baylor's Crazy Touchdown

Watch what senior quarterback LiDarral Bailey had to do to lead the Belton-based school over Wesley College in the NCAA Divison 3 quarterfinals. 

VIDEO: Kerrville High Schooler’s Illicit Johnny Football Haircut

Rob the Original, San Antonio’s infamous hair artist, strikes again, paying tribute to Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel on the scalp of Kerrville teen Christian Chavez.

U.S. Rep. Ted Poe Can’t Keep His Mouth Shut

And he wouldn’t have it any other way. The Humble congressman is an “oratory throwback,” infamous for giving a record number of speeches in the House. 

The Houston Dynamo for Dummies

An abbreviated primer on the most successful sports franchise in Texas this side of the Spurs. (Update: the Dynamo lost to the LA Galaxy, 3-1, in the 2012 MLS Cup Final.)

Midland: The Second-Richest City in America

Residents in the more upscale half of the Permian Basin make more money per capita than people in New York, San Francisco, Dallas, and Houston. 

Stanley Marsh 3 Arrested

The Amarillo millionaire and iconoclastic “Cadillac Ranch” artist/prankster faces 11 felony charges of sexual activity with two teenage boys. 

Meet Johnny Football

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel finally speaks, UT-TCU, the Cotton Bowl, UTSA-Texas State and other highlights from the college football week that was. 

VIDEO: David Letterman Asks Willie, “Do You Have Any Weed?”

Texas Monthly’s Christmas cover boy was also David Letterman’s before-Thanksgiving guest, talking “Crazy,” Patsy Cline, and, of course, pot.

A Few of the World’s Best Larry Hagman Stories

Larry Hagman, who died Friday at at the age of 81, was both a native and, as Dallas anti-hero J.R. Ewing, an international icon. 

Hamilton Wins U.S. Grand Prix; U.S. Grand Prix Wins Over Austin

Formula 1 stakes its claim to join SXSW, ACL, and UT football in the Austin event pantheon.

New Braunfels Buc-ee’s Scores “America’s Best Restroom” Title

The 68,000-square-foot, infamously clean convenience store and highway stop with 83 toilets enters the restroom “Hall of Fame,” winning Cintas’s 11th annual contest. 

The Anxieties of Royce White

AWOL Houston Rockets rookie Royce White, who suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, is at odds with the team over how to best manage his illness.