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.
When Grover Lewis died on April 16, he left a legacy of unwashed greatness. That’s how he would have wanted it.
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.
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.
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.
A final farewell to the Hill Country spread that for more than thirty years meant everything to me and my family.
This past year, Texas writers chased tornadoes, delved into devil worship, and pondered the etiquette of breast-feeding.
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.
A saga of lust and revenge with a corpulent heroine establishes Carol Dawson as Texas' most promising new writer.
The shocking story of Austin’s underworld, and how a state bureaucrat got in too deep.
In the wide-open spaces of Marfa, late sculptor Donald Judd’s immense legacy beckons West Texas travelers.
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.
Around the state, a smorgasbord of stylish new restaurants defines the Texas bitegeist.