Jordan Breal

A Fort Worth native, Jordan Breal is a graduate of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and joined Texas Monthly in February 2005. As the magazines resident travel writer, she spends most of her time on the road in search of Texass most interesting sights, best hotels, and notable eats.
Jordan chronicles her adventures in her monthly column, The Wanderer, as well as a blog of the same name. She has also written about her home state for Fast Company, National Geographic Traveler, and Whole Living, among other publications.


Sports Fan

Writer Skip Bayless talks about the Dallas Cowboys, Bill Parcells, and his pick for next year’s Super Bowl winner.

Underneath It All

Misty Keasler talks about her young photography career and the intense images she captures, including this month’s photos of the present-day Branch Davidian compound.

Books That Cook

Fresh: Healthy Cooking and Living From Lake Austin Spa Resort

Ground Coverage

Photographer O. Rufus Lovett discusses the three days he spent documenting the haunting wreckage of Columbia in East Texas.

Walking Among Ghosts

Senior editor Michael Hall revisits Waco’s Branch Davidians and describes the challenges and nuances of writing about the remaining followers and the controversies of their tragic history.

Texas History 101

Most of Mason’s history is as quiet and agreeable as the modern-day town, but the late nineteenth—century Hoodoo War was the exception to the rule.

Coming to America

Television journalist Jorge Ramos, the author of the book Dying to Cross, on immigration reform and being called the “voice of the voiceless.”

Start Here

The childhood homes of nine famous Texans.

The Art Of Shopping

Mouth Kim France likes Old Navy—but not leggings.

Sundance Square, Fort Worth

Sundance Square takes shape.

You Can Go Home Again

Come home, Dixie Chicks.

Being a Rockette

How a Rockette gets her kicks.

Shopping for A Wedding Gown

Lela Rose on buying a wedding dress.

Plácido Domingo

Placido Domingo on being an opera star.

An Interview With Alison de Lima Greene

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston curator of contemporary art talks about this month’s new exhibit, “Red Hot: Asian Art From the Chaney Family Collection.”