Skip Hollandsworth

Before joining the Texas Monthly staff, in 1989, executive editor Skip Hollandsworth worked as a reporter and columnist in Dallas and as a television producer and documentary filmmaker. During his tenure with the magazine, he has received several journalism awards, including a National Headliners Award, the national John Hancock Award for Excellence in Business and Financial Journalism, the City and Regional Magazine gold award for feature writing, and the Texas Institute of Letters O. Henry Award for magazine writing.

He has been a finalist four times for a National Magazine Award, the magazine industry’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, and in 2010 he won the National Magazine Award in feature writing for “Still Life,” his story about a young man who, after suffering a crippling football injury in high school, spent the next 33 years in his bedroom, unable to move. The 2011 movie Bernie, which Hollandsworth co-wrote with Richard Linklater, is based on his January 1998 story, “Midnight in the Garden of East Texas.”


The Many Faces of George W. Bush

He’s part Susan Powter, part David Letterman, part Dagwood Bumstead—and more.

Whatever Happened to Ronnie Littleton?

Twenty-five years ago, in the wake of integration, he was the football star at my mostly white high school in Wichita Falls. Not much has gone right for him since.

The Seduction of Jane Doe

When a teacher romances a student, are school officials to blame? That’s the crux of a case that began in the small town of Taylor and ended up in the U.S. Supreme court.

The Private Hell of Joel Gregory

One night the pastor of Dallas’ all-powerful First Baptist Church mysteriously resigned. To this day, no one is sure why.

Steve Burrus

Turning denim into dollars for AIDS.

Rick Brettell

The arts impresario of Dallas.

Tony Vallone

Houston’s host of the town.

Ross Perot, Jr.

It’s junior’s mint, and he’s making the most of it.

Adkins Family Values

The family that plays together stays together. Meet one of the world’s most successful classical music clans.

Empty Cup

To Dallas, the World Cup meant gearing up for riots, a crime wave, and—of course—real football.

The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public (But Just Barely)

After fifteen years, Tommy Tune and Larry L. King are at it again: The sequel to the most famous musical about our state opens of Broadway.

Born to Run

In the campaign for governor, the Republican nominee is out to prove to voters—and himself—that he’s his own George Bush.


In the nineties, it’s hip to be square and cool to be clueless. Our guide to the new Texas man.

Something Wild

For an off-beat trip, head to Glen Rose, home of dinosaur tracks, exotic animals, a creationism museum, and lots more.