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Texas Scene|
December 5, 2013

TM Talks: A Conversation About the Shale Boom

On November 19, Texas Monthly writer Loren Steffy moderated a conversation with several energy experts to discuss the current shale boom and its impact on the future of energy in Texas. Click to view video.

Personal Essay|
December 3, 2013

The Other Side of the Story

When I was fourteen, I had a relationship with my eighth grade history teacher. People called me a victim. They called him a villain. But it's more complicated than that.

Criminal Justice|
December 3, 2013

Sitting in Legal Purgatory

Jerry Duane Martin killed a correctional officer as he tried breaking out of prison, and tonight he will be executed. But the man who tried escaping with him, and who some believe is also culpable for the officer's death, hasn't been convicted of the six-year-old crime.

Books|
December 1, 2013

Best-Selling Gay Novel Turns Fifty

John Rechy, whose novel "City of Night" was wildly successful when it was published in 1963, grew up during the Depression, the youngest of five children born to a Mexican family in El Paso.

Criminal Justice|
November 27, 2013

Wrongfully Convicted Grandma Freed

After Fran Keller spent 21 years in prison based on allegations by children who said they were sexually abused in a satanic ritual at her and her husband's day care, she was finally released.

November 21, 2013

Sweepstakes Rules: Santa Fe

Prize package includes a two-night stay in a suite at the Inn and Spa at Loretto and a $200 dining credit to Luminaria Restaurant. Winner will also receive two days of daily lift tickets for a family of four from Ski Santa Fe. RULES & REGULATIONS

Music|
November 19, 2013

Quesada, Sera

The founder of the Grammy-winning Grupo Fantasma is striking out on his own. For his next act, will he remake Latin music again?

Agriculture|
November 14, 2013

Better Off Red

It’s not all sweetness and light in the grapefruit groves of the Rio Grande Valley.

Religion|
October 30, 2013

Not Your Typical Hell House

Like many churches across the nation, Bethel Church, in Temple, produces a hell house, a faith-based haunted house. These houses draw severe criticism for stoking the culture wars, but Bethel's leaders want to be open and tolerant in their messaging. Are they succeeding?

BOOKS|
October 22, 2013

Wandering Oswald

An interview with Peter Savodnik, author of "The Interloper: Lee Harvey Oswald Inside the Soviet Union."

Science|
October 21, 2013

How Texas Lost the World’s Largest Super Collider

The Higgs boson, a particle that has shaped the theories of modern particle physics, was discovered at a super collider in Geneva. It was a hugely significant moment for Big Science, one that received a Nobel Prize earlier this year—and it should have been discovered in Texas.

Agriculture|
October 17, 2013

Kids for Sale

For the last several centuries, Texas was cattle country. Now, with worldwide demand for goat meat growing, and drought threatening to put cattle ranchers out of business, should Texas be goat country?

Criminal Justice|
October 16, 2013

Anthony Graves Establishes Scholarship

Graves used funds he received from the state for his wrongful conviction to set up a law school scholarship in the name of Nicole Cásarez, the Houston attorney and journalism professor who fought for eight years to secure his freedom.

October 16, 2013

Sweepstakes Rules: Nutcracker Market

Prize includes two tickets to the Wells Fargo Preview Party, valet parking and drink tickets. JJoin in for holiday shopping on Candy Cane Lane. It’s Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker Market. Thursday, November 7 through Sunday, November 10 at Reliant Center. Celebrating 33 years, this holiday shopping wonderland just gets

Texas History|
October 15, 2013

The Assassination at 50

In November 1973, Texas Monthly, which was still in its first year of existence, marked the tenth anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy with a profile of Lee Harvey Oswald’s mother, Marguerite; the cover, however, went to Tom Landry. Two years later, in November 1975, the

Music|
October 14, 2013

Getting to Know Mr. Rogers

Kenny Rogers, who has a new album, ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends,' talks about country versus pop, choosing duet partners, and never letting the audience down.

Reporter|
October 11, 2013

The Man Who Was There

For fifty years, journalist Hugh Aynesworth has been one of the foremost authorities on the Kennedy assassination for one simple reason: he saw it all.

Business|
October 4, 2013

Texas Business Report: Dell Finally Goes Private

A Done DellAfter months of delays and deliberations, Dell Inc. shareholders voted Thursday to take the company private in a $24.8 billion buyout from CEO Michael Dell and the Silver Lake Partners investment group. The deal, which is expected to go through by November 1, comes after a lengthy

October 1, 2013

The Willow Collection Launch

David Yurman, in partnership with Texas Monthly, celebrated the launch of the Willow Collection at The Domain in Austin. The event was hosted by Karen Oswalt, Texas Cultural Trust Immediate Past Chair. Guests admired the jewelry, while sipping champagne and noshing on delicious hors d’oeuvres such Carpaccio on brioche crostini

September 24, 2013

Sweepstakes Rules: New Braunfels package

Prize package includes a two-night stay at Log Cabins at Jacobs Creek, a two-night stay at Hill Country Cottages, and gift certificates to the city’s best attractions, shops, and restaurants.. RULES & REGULATIONS FOR THIS CONTEST: ENTRY DEADLINE: November 25, 2013 Rules & Regulations

September 24, 2013

Sweepstakes Rules: The Boulders

Prize package includes two nights in a luxury two-bedroom Pueblo Villa, two rounds of golf at The Boulders Golf Club, two signature spa treatments at the world-class Waldorf Astoria Spa at The Boulders, roundtrip sedan transportation from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to The Boulders. RULES &

September 22, 2013

No, English People, It’s Not Illegal To Masturbate In Texas

The popular mythology of Texas around the world does include some less-than-flattering stereotypes. Some of these perceptions have at least a basis in reality; when Lewis Black took to the streets of New York for a Daily Show called “Fuck You, Texas,” he did so in response to ads run

Business|
September 20, 2013

Drought Kills Lakeside Business

When Lake Travis drops below 660 feet, visitor spending drops by up to $33.8 million, resulting in lost jobs and shuttered businesses. Carlos’n Charlie’s, a 500-plus-seat Mexican restaurant, is the latest casualty.

FIREARMS AND PUBLISHING|
September 20, 2013

Ten Banging Covers

In Texas Monthly's 40 years of existence, firearms have graced the covers of 23 issues. Here are ten of our favorites.

Sports|
September 17, 2013

Failure Is Not an Option

Last year, UT forced prominent track-and-field coach Bev Kearney to resign because of her affair with a student. Now she’s fighting back, with a lawsuit that opens a window onto the world of high-stakes collegiate athletics—a window that many people would just as soon keep closed.

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