Robert Draper

Robert Draper was a staff writer at Texas Monthly from 1991 until 1997. He is now a contributing writer at the New York Times magazine and National Geographic as well as a correspondent for GQ magazine. Draper is the author of several works of fiction and nonfiction, including the New York Times best-sellers Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush and Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives. A native Houstonian, he now resides in Washington D.C.

Stories

Donkey Business

Small-town Texas gets a taste of national politics up close.

Blue Moon

Great expectations, no appreciation: That’s what Houston Oilers quarterback Warren Moon faces every week. Is it any wonder he’s the most frustrated player in the NFL?

Profile: Senator Spite

Phil Gramm’s unrelenting partisanship has changed Texas politics, but it may cost him the presidency.

Indian Takers

All across Texas, vandals are searching for ancient treasures by looting Indian campgrounds—including the one on my family’s ranch.

Indian Takers

All across Texas, vandals are searching for ancient treasures by looting Indian campgrounds—including the one on my family’s ranch.

Ask Dr. Lotto

Where the money goes, how winners get paid, and other true facts.

You Lose!

Scratch the surface of the Texas Lottery and you’ll find political opportunism, a cynical marketing campaign, and endless hype.

A Little Scratch

Texas Monthly tests the odds.

Mean Streets

Larry McMurtry rallies Lonesome Dove’s geriatric survivors for a last perilous, meandering adventure in Streets of Laredo.

Manhunt at Menard Creek

The death of a thief in the Big Thicket has federal officials probing the conduct of local lawmen—and local lawmen complaining about a federal vendetta against the Texas prison system.

Unloading Docs

Ph.D.’s (and other staffers) help UT freshmen move into their dorms.

State and Church

What do Ross Perot and Bob Tilton have in common (besides dallas)? Publications obsessed with them.

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