Jeff Salamon is a senior editor at Texas Monthly and previously served as an editor at the Village Voice and the Austin American-Statesman. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, Details, and Artforum. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a native of New York City. He lives in Austin with his wife, two children, two dogs, and one cat.

Articles by Jeff Salamon

The Runoffs Rundown

May 13, 2014 By Jeff Salamon

Click to enlarge. Thanks to the domino effect of Rick Perry’s retirement, an unusual number of high-profile Republican politicians have been vying for statewide office this year. Add to that the intensity that the tea party insurgency has brought to ideological debates within the GOP, and…

Damn This Traffic Jam

Apr 23, 2014 By Jeff Salamon

Infographic illustration by Luke Shuman. Click to enlarge. When the INRIX company released its annual list of America’s most congested cities, the big news for Texans was that for the second year in a row, Austin was ranked the fourth-most-congested city in America—up from sixth…

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The Texas Housing Boom

Mar 12, 2014 By Jeff Salamon

Infographic illustration by Luke Shuman. Click to enlarge. April may be the cruelest month, but not for the housing market, which always picks up this time of year, as families try to settle in to new homes before the fall semester. And this year’s real estate…

Two Texans

Jan 9, 2014 By Jeff Salamon

Former state demographer Steve H. Murdock troves his data to illustrate the average Texan in two every different years—1950 and 2050.

Five Things You’ll Be Talking About in December

Nov 18, 2013 By Jeff Salamon

1. Romo Agonistes You remember Danny White, don’t you? He had the misfortune to replace Roger Staubach as the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback after the beloved number 12 retired with two Super Bowl victories. Though White broke numerous Cowboys records—for passing yards in a season, for touchdown passes in a season,…

5 Things You’ll Be Talking About in November

Oct 21, 2013 By Jeff Salamon

1. NASHVILLE, TEXAS Even if Kacey Musgraves wins none of the six Country Music Association awards she’ll be vying for on November 6, she’ll still be the Nashville story of the year. No female debut artist has ever before topped the CMA nominations list, and Musgraves achieved that honor with…

5 Things You’ll Be Talking About in October

Sep 17, 2013 By Jeff Salamon

1. Craig’s Listing It doesn’t take anything away from Craig Watkins’s accomplishments as district attorney of Dallas County—since he won election in 2006, his office has exonerated 33 prisoners, some of whom had been incarcerated for decades—to say that he has been very lucky. A Democrat, he was swept into…

6 Things You’ll Be Talking About in September

Aug 12, 2013 By Jeff Salamon

1. I’m Gonna Git You, Soccer The intense rivalry between the two North American powerhouses of men’s soccer, the United States and Mexico, will be renewed September 10 in Columbus, Ohio, in a crucial qualifying match for next summer’s World Cup. After years of struggle against its more established opponent,…

5 Things You’ll Be Talking About in August

Jul 15, 2013 By Jeff Salamon

1.  Abbott Forming The moment Rick Perry announced that he was not running for a fourth full term as governor, all eyes turned to Attorney General Greg Abbott, who instantly became the most powerful Republican in the state. The 55-year-old Wichita Falls native has long been viewed as a serious…

Five Things You’ll be Talking About in July

Jun 10, 2013 By Jeff Salamon

1. How Dry We Are When the heat has even the grackles lying low, the pleasure of a swimming hole cold enough to knock the breath out of you is limitless. Alas, water is not, a truism sorely evident to the residents of the Hill Country town of Wimberley,…