Katherine Sands


Texas Tidbits

These fresh female faces know how to send a hit to the top of the charts.

Happy Trails

Art, History, and Cooking 101—when it comes to a lesson in Hispanic culture, San Antonio gets an A+.

Homeland Job Insecurity

Former Texas Monthly senior editor Robert Draper on writing about his high school nemesis, Clark Kent Ervin, the former inspector general of homeland security.

Miles and Miles of Texas

Writer-at-large Suzy Banks, executive editor S.C. Gwynne, senior editor Michael Hall, and new-media director Charlie Llewellin talk about hitting the road for this month’s cover story.

Case Not Closed

Senior editor Pamela Colloff on the murder of McAllen beauty queen Irene Garza and confronting the longtime suspect, John Feit.

Texas History 101

The oldest drive in Texas didn’t have any tolls, passing lanes, or shoulders. In fact it wasn’t much of a road at all. The Chisholm and Goodnight-Loving trails were the superhighways of the legendary nineteenth century cattle industry—the pinnacle of a true Texas drive.

Texas Tidbits

If you ever plan to motor West, in West Texas that is, there’s only one highway that’s the best.

Cover Boy

Photographer Dan Winters on red Saabs, old pickups, and Thomas Haden Church.

Rather Controversial

Senior editor Gary Cartwright, who wrote this month’s cover story, talks about getting access to retiring CBS News anchorman Dan Rather and the changing face of journalism.

Texas Tidbits

Count your lucky charms. When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the end of the rainbow lies in Shamrock, Texas.

Drawing Conclusions

Illustrator Jody Hewgill on where she finds inspiration and deciding how to portray Whole Foods’ co-founder and CEO John Mackey.

Grover’s Corner

Associate editor Katy Vine on writer Grover Lewis and interviewing some of the biggest names in the magazine business.

The Fight of Their Lives

Senior editor Michael Hall on talking to wounded soldiers at Brooke Army Medical Center’s burn unit.

Happy Trails

Beads, balls, and bands—Mardi Gras Galveston is reveling the Texas way.