Kristie Ramirez

Kristie Ramirez is a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly. She began her career at D Magazine, the city magazine of Dallas, and she’s the former Dallas editor for Condé Nast’s Lucky magazine. Ramirez also served as the editor-in-chief of FASHION, Texas Monthly’s annual style magazine. She has written for National Geographic Traveler, Departures, and Condé Nast Traveler and teaches fashion journalism at Southern Methodist University. Ramirez is a third-generation Texan and lives in Dallas.


Earl Mitchell’s Refrigerator

The Houston Texans defensive tackle shows us what he eats.

Ken Starr’s Study

The Baylor University president shows us his refuge.

Barry Corbin’s Trophy Shelf

The actor shows us some of his memorabilia.

Ruth Buzzi’s Garage

The comedian shows us some of her memorabilia.

Marion Jones’s Backpack

The athlete shows us what she carries along on the road and to the gym.

Los Lonely Boys’ Tour Bus

The musicians show us their home on the road.

Dean Fearing’s Closet

The chef shows us his boot collection.

Joe Straus’s Desk

The Speaker lets us into his office.

Karen Hughes’s Kitchen Island

The onetime presidential adviser gives us a glimpse of her home life.

Betty Buckley’s Piano

The Broadway star shows us where she sings.

T. Boone Pickens’s Office Cabinet

T. Boone Pickens’s office cabinet.

Brad Davis’s Locker

The Houston Dynamo player gives us a glimpse of his life off the field.

Charlie Jones’s Kitchen Counter

The concert promoter shows us his other passion.

Andrew Weissman’s Office

The chef shows us a glimpse of his life outside the kitchen.


This sports-crazed Dallas suburb may be one of the fastest-growing places in the country, but you can still find signs of its cattle-driving past.