Articles

Alex Jones Bum Steer
Bum Steer Awards 2018 No. 5: Alex Jones

Dec 21, 2017 By Texas Monthly

In fifth place: the excitable radio host, for saying so many crazy things that his unsuccessful and very public child custody battle wasn’t the most embarrassing thing that happened to him this year.

DACA
The Young Americans of DACA

Dec 1, 2017 By Michael Hall

Pedro Villalobos is a star prosecutor. Gerardo De Loera is a musician. Joseph Ramirez is a tech entrepreneur. They’re young, they’re smart, they make America great. They’re also undocumented. And now, they face being sent back to a place they’ve never called home.

Tilman Fertitta
Tilman Fertitta, the Two-Billion-Dollar Buyer

Nov 22, 2017 By Michael Hardy

It was $2.2 billion, actually. That’s how much billionaire restaurateur Tilman Fertitta offered to buy his beloved Houston Rockets. This is the inside story of how he pulled off the most expensive deal in American sports history.

The Convert

Oct 27, 2017 By Abigail Pesta

Tania Joya had been married to a jihadist from Texas for ten years, but she was tired of living like a nomad and unnerved by his increasingly extreme ideology. When he dragged their family to war-torn Syria, she knew it was time to get out.

The Eleven
The Eleven: On the Trail of a Serial Killer

Oct 19, 2017 By Lise Olsen

Between 1971 and 1977, eleven young girls from southeast Texas were abducted and killed in similar circumstances. In a new documentary, a reporter and retired police detective try to find out what happened.

The Year of Jen Hatmaker

Oct 4, 2017 By Courtney Runn

The Texas evangelical leader landed herself in hot water over comments about the LGBTQ community. But the blowback prompted a bigger discussion: What does it mean to be an evangelical today?