Katy Vine

Katy Vine has been a staff writer at Texas Monthly since 2002. She has written on a range of topics including barbecue pit masters, spelling bee champs, Warren Jeffs, the moon landing, bass fishing, a three-person family circus, chess prodigies, and a reclusive musician named Jandek. Her stories have been anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing 2005, The Best American Sports Writing 2006, and Best Food Writing 2011. Her 2005 feature story about an Odessa prostitution parlor was the inspiration for the Lifetime television series “The Client List.”

Stories

Screen Gems

Mexican movies were muy caliente in the middle of the past century, and Harlingen's Rogelio Agrasanchez, Jr. has the posters to prove it.

Richard Linklater

Katy Vine gets animated with Richard Linklater.

Straight Talk
Fine Art
Mary Kay Ash
Dew Westbrook

The original Urban Cowboy.

Dapper Bandit
Jay J. Armes
Around the State

Houston gets cheap; the Art Guys suit up for an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; John Leguizamo goes Live in Austin, Dallas, and Houston; and festivals fill the summer menu.

Plenty of Ammo

Katy Vine sits down with the former mayor of Gun Barrel City.

Bomb Scare

Katy Vine steps through a minefield.

Check Mates

Katy Vine checks up on the UT-Dallas chess team.

Around the State

Houston pitches a great weekend, museums
across the state kid around, Jamie-Lynn
Sigler slips into the role of a new soprano,
and zoos go wild about their exhibits.

Around the State

Dame Edna dresses up Houston; three new travel guides throw the book at Texas; a Flock of Seagulls (and other eighties acts you thought were lost at sea) return to Houston; and regional theater takes a bow in Austin, Fort Worth, and Waco.

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