Paul Knight

Paul Knight joined the staff of Texas Monthly as an assistant editor in the summer of 2011. His work has also appeared in the Dallas Morning News, the Houston Press, the New York Times, and the Texas Observer. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas and has worked with the school’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference since its inception. His first book, Devil on the Plains, is scheduled for publication by Penguin in the fall of 2015.


Drive a Pickup Truck (or Don't)

I promise driving a truck won’t help you create any ties to your new state’s rural roots, but spending one day on a city street, sharing it with trucks like mine, may help you understand that practicality doesn’t have much to do with being a Texan at all. 

Hog Hunting With Marcus Luttrell

The author of Lone Survivor still has his gun at the ready.

Will Archer City Survive Without Larry McMurtry’s Bookstores?

The prize-winning author, who recently sold off nearly 300,000 books, plans to close three of his four stores. What happens to tiny Archer City now? 

Remembering Chris Kyle

Josh Kinser, a fellow soldier who knew the late SEAL, talks about guns, PTSD, and what his friend meant to veterans.

Carrying on Chris Kyle's Legacy

The Navy SEAL sniper was killed at a gun range in Erath County before he completed his second book, “American Gun.” Now his wife and co-authors are determined to share the story they knew Kyle wanted to tell.

Singin’ on the Range

At the Fort Griffin Fandangle, Texas’s oldest outdoor musical, an all-amateur local cast reenacts its own bloody history.

Prospector Gadget

Collecting for the Olden Year Musical Museum.

The Lone Survivor Helps Vets Carry On

This year, Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor Foundation will offer more therapy-intensive retreats to help vets transition to post-military life than ever before.

A Summer Weekend at Baffin Bay

Fishing for solitude—and trophy trout—in a coastal idyll.