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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.

Art |
September 23, 2013

Antler

In the right designer’s hands, it’s not just a bony appendage or a hunter’s prize. It’s art.

Street Smarts |
January 20, 2013

Downtown El Paso

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,

Object Lesson |
January 20, 2013

Elizabeth Avellán’s Car

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

Object Lesson |
January 20, 2013

Red McCombs’s Office Mini-Fridge

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.

Travel & Outdoors |
September 30, 2011

Frisco

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.