Stephen Harrigan

Stephen Harrigan is the author of nine books, including the award-winning novels The Gates of the Alamo and Remember Ben Clayton. His most recent book is the forthcoming The Eye of the Mammoth, a career-spanning collection of his essays, many of which were written for Texas Monthly. He is also a screenwriter who has written many movies for television. 

Stories

Mr. Hannah’s Rocket

His first spacecraft blew up on the pad and his primary investor died, but the first free enterprise rocket finally flew from Matagorda.

What Texas Means To Me

God created Texas, and then He created people who would love it.

Child’s Play

A brief but opinionated guide to the world’s best toys, from the Alpha Porbe to the telephone.

Child’s Play

A brief but opinionated guide to the world’s best toys, from the Alpha Porbe to the telephone.

Let’s Get Serious About Toys

They used to be virtuous and wooden and they were good. Now they’re commercial and plastic and they’re great.

Let’s Get Serious About Toys

They used to be virtuous and wooden and they were good. Now they’re commercial and plastic and they’re great.

The Perfect River

From giant freshwater prawns to bikini-clad coeds, from ancient Indian artifacts to swimming pigs, there’s something for everyone on the San Marcos River.

The Governor’s New Clothes

Bill Clements, unmasked at last.

The Governor’s New Clothes

Bill Clements, unmasked at last.

Grin and Bear It

Camping gets you back to the basics: blisters, chiggers,
and, yes, deep satisfaction.

Grin and Bear It

Camping gets you back to the basics: blisters, chiggers,
and, yes, deep satisfaction.

Life Behind Bars

Zoos are fin for people, but they make animals go crackers.

Life Behind Bars

Zoos are fin for people, but they make animals go crackers.

Can the Boy Scouts Save America?

Perhaps. At least they’re on the right track and trying hard.

Twisting the Night Away

South Texas went into a frenzy preparing for Hurrican Allen, then the guest of honor never showed up.

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