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Dave Mann joined Texas Monthly as a senior editor in November 2014. Prior to that, he spent nearly 12 years as a writer and editor at the Texas Observer, serving as editor in chief from 2011 to 2014. He led the Observer to its first-ever National Magazine Award, in the multimedia category, and a News and Documentary Emmy Award. Both honors were awarded for the 2014 series Beyond the Border, produced in collaboration with the Guardian, that chronicled rising immigrant deaths in South Texas. Observer stories he edited were also National Magazine Award finalists in 2012 and 2013. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, and attended George Washington University. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, New Republic, and National Journal. He lives in Austin.

Articles by Dave Mann

Party Hopping

Apr 19, 2017 By Dave Mann

As they lose sway among Texas Republicans, big businesses should try something radical: an alliance with Democrats.

Capitol Crisis

Dec 14, 2016 By Dave Mann

As a new legislative session begins, can lawmakers come together to help the abused and neglected kids in foster care?

Bathroom Pass

Jun 22, 2016 By Dave Mann

Too many Texas schools are failing, yet our elected officials would rather discuss who’s using which toilet.

Patrick Advisor Was Present at Garland Shooting

May 4, 2015 By Dave Mann and R.G. Ratcliffe

One of Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s grassroots advisory committee members apparently was a promoter of the Garland event that came under gunfire on Sunday. According to his Facebook page, Ken Emanuelson, a member of Patrick’s advisory panel, was present at the event when the shooting occurred and was locked down inside the Curtis Culwell Center.