Kristie Ramirez

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Kristie Ramirez is a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly. She began her career at D Magazine, the city magazine of Dallas, and she’s the former Dallas editor for Condé Nast’s Lucky magazine. Ramirez also served as the editor-in-chief of FASHION, Texas Monthly’s annual style magazine. She has written for National Geographic Traveler, Departures, and Condé Nast Traveler and teaches fashion journalism at Southern Methodist University. Ramirez is a third-generation Texan and lives in Dallas.

Articles by Kristie Ramirez

Street Smarts
Downtown El Paso

Jan 20, 2013 By Kristie Ramirez

1. Crave Kitchen and Bar Smack in the middle of El Paso’s Cincinnati Entertainment District is this industrial-cool restaurant that attracts everyone from college kids to suits. Inexpensive yet chic design solutions generate a big impact: Outside, a marquee-style arrow glows with yellow bulbs to amp up the drab facade,…

Elizabeth Avellán’s Car

Jan 20, 2013 By Kristie Ramirez

Elizabeth Avellán, the co-owner of Troublemaker Studios and the producer of Desperado, the Spy Kids series, Grindhouse, and the much-anticipated sci-fi action flick Predators, considers her job a mix of maternal instincts and business savvy. “I’m the one who tells people, ‘Yes, you can do that,’ or ‘No, we…

Red McCombs’s Office Mini-Fridge

Jan 20, 2013 By Kristie Ramirez

The word “retirement” isn’t in Billy Joe “Red” McCombs’s vocabulary. The 82-year-old businessman, whose entrepreneurial ventures have ranged from owning car dealerships and the San Antonio Spurs to co-founding media conglomerate Clear Channel Communications, typically works sixty hours a week, Monday through Saturday, at his office in San Antonio.


Sep 30, 2011 By Kristie Ramirez

This sports-crazed Dallas suburb may be one of the fastest-growing places in the country, but you can still find signs of its cattle-driving past.