Joe Nick Patoski
Joe Nick Patoski is a former senior editor for Texas Monthly and a one-time reporter for the Austin American-Statesman. He has authored and co-authored biographies of Selena and Stevie Ray Vaughan, collaborated with photographer Laurence Parent on books about the Texas mountains, the Texas coast, and Big Bend National Park, all published by University of Texas Press, in addition to writing Generations on the Land: A Conservation Legacy (Texas A&M Press) and Texas High School Football: More Than the Game (Texas Historical Commission). His 2008 book, Willie Nelson: An Epic Life, published by Little, Brown, was recognized by the Friends of the TCU Library with the Texas Book Award for the best book about Texas written in 2007/2008. His most recent book for Little, Brown is The Dallas Cowboys: The Outrageous History of the Biggest, Loudest, Most Hated, Best Loved Football Team in America. Patoski’s byline has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, TimeOut New York, Garden & Gun, and No Despression magazine, for whom he is a contributing editor.
Three masters show why conjunto, the accordion music of the Tex-Mex border, is hotter thatn Lajitas in August.
Robert Bass must sometimes wish he had coveted an easier takeover target than the Flordia company that owns the St. Petersburg Times.
Kicking the habit in Randall County Jail.
Stubb’s barbecue, with a side order of blues, hits the road again. Destination: Lower Greenville.
Entertainer John Armstrong applies the scientific method to children’s birthday parties.
Tim Johnson came out smelling like a rose when San Franciscans detected broken gas lines.
An airport spat rekindles the Dallas-Fort Worth feud; South Plains farmers cotton to a colorful high-fiber crop; Houston artists collaborate to wish everyone Feliz Navidad.