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.”

Stories

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.

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.

Nerdvana!

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

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.

Love and Death on the Third Floor

She was the princess who wore Tiffany perfume. He was the middle-class guy who raced cars. But when they met on the cystic fibrosis wing of a Dallas hospital, romance bloomed.

Fallen Angels

We started out as pious kids helping Wichita Falls celebrate the birth of Christ. We ended up astray in a manger.

Who Killed Baby Carolyn?

Decades after Carolyn McMorris died of a massive head injury, her sisters shockingly allege that their stepmother murdered her.

The Seduction of Cruiser and Bruiser

Police officers Randy Harris and Swany Davenport were called heroes for busting Dallas drug dealers. But when they broke the laws they had pledged to uphold, the dealers cried foul—and the heroes got busted.

The Making of a Sex Symbol, 1993

How did Vickie Smith, waitress from Mexia, become Anna Nicole Smith, world-famous face? It’s anyone’s Guess?

See No Evil

Dallas police say Charles Albright is the coldest, most depraved killer of women in the city’s history. To me, he seems like a perfect gentleman. Maybe too perfect.

Hooray for Big Hair!

A strand-by-strand look at the roots of a Texas phenomenon.

The Almost Great Bank Robbery

It seemed like the perfect inside job: A respected cop conspires with his teller girlfriend to pull the biggest bank heist in San Antonio history. If they hadn’t been so careless, they might have gotten away with it.

The Meanest Divorce

When Chuck Smith kidnapped his own small boys to keep them from his estranged wife, a simple divorce case turned into an international family feud.

Possessed by the Devil

The way two mysterious deaths affected the town of Childress says a lot about the lure of satanism and the power of gossip.

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