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.


Texas Twenty: Don Henley

Crooning for Caddo Lake.

Tiger’s Beat

An Austin attorney tears into the government’s case against a suspect in the Oklahoma City bombing.

A Cracker’s Farewell

When Grover Lewis died on April 16, he left a legacy of unwashed greatness. That’s how he would have wanted it.

Open Season

Are gun sellers responsible for gun deaths? Gun store owners and gun show promoters each say no, but that may be all they agree on.

Burning Down The Woods

In 1990 the state banned the use of dogs to hunt deer. Ever since, a rogue group of East Texas hunters has exacted a fiery revenge.

Rudy Awakening

As Houston Rockets head coach Rudy Tomjanovich is discovering, it’s one thing to win the MBA title—and quite another to play like champions.

Closing the Circle J

A final farewell to the Hill Country spread that for more than thirty years meant everything to me and my family.

Page Masters

This past year, Texas writers chased tornadoes, delved into devil worship, and pondered the etiquette of breast-feeding.

The Sheriff Who Went to Pot

Brig Marmolejo may have been convicted of bribery, but he is more than just another crooked cop in South Texas. His is the story of borders easily crossed—the ageless parable of the Rio Grande Valley.

Hot and Heavy

A saga of lust and revenge with a corpulent heroine establishes Carol Dawson as Texas’ most promising new writer.

Charles Hurwitz

A true post-boom-and-burst CEO.

Hakeem Olajuwon

All-star, MVP, and now champion.

The Capital Call Girls

The shocking story of Austin’s underworld, and how a state bureaucrat got in too deep.

His Own Private Marfa

In the wide-open spaces of Marfa, late sculptor Donald Judd’s immense legacy beckons West Texas travelers.

My Little Town

I went to Palacios to get away from city life, and I fell in love with the gracious but endangered ways of small-town living.