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Articles by Ryan Vogt

Set Him Free

Jan 21, 2013 By Ryan Vogt

Senior editor Michael Hall on talking to Richard LaFuente, who some believe was wrongly convicted of murder in 1986.

Crime and Punishment

Jan 20, 2013 By Ryan Vogt

Senior editor Pamela Colloff talks about racism in rural Texas and Billy Ray Johnson, who was brutally beaten in the East Texas town of Linden.

Texas History 101

Aug 31, 2006 By Ryan Vogt

In the fifties and sixties, the kings of the Dallas burlesque business were brothers Abe and Barney Weinstein, and their competition, Jack Ruby.

The Deadly Tower

Jul 31, 2006 By Ryan Vogt

Senior editor Pamela Colloff talks about tracking down eyewitnesses and listening to their accounts of Charles Whitman’s shooting spree from atop the University of Texas Tower.

Texas Tidbits

Jul 31, 2006 By Ryan Vogt

The element most conspicuously absent from our tour of the University of Texas Tower was any mention of sniper Charles Whitman.

Happy Trails

Jul 31, 2006 By Ryan Vogt

For most of my life as a provincial San Antonian, I had often heard about this wondrous place in Austin called Barton Springs.

Pedal Pushers

Sep 30, 2005 By Ryan Vogt

Contributing photographer Wyatt McSpadden, who shot this month’s feature “Tour de Texas,” describes how a plum assignment became a poignant father-son journey.

Mid-century Memphis

Sep 30, 2005 By Ryan Vogt

Former Texas Monthly senior editor Robert Draper on assembling an Eisenhower-era time capsule, including the memories of a teenage calamity and the recollections of the Panhandle town that still bears its scars.

Mineral Hells

Aug 31, 2005 By Ryan Vogt

Associate editor Katy Vine discusses how she pieced together the small-town murder saga for this month’s feature “Girls Gone Wild”.

Man of the Cloth

Aug 31, 2005 By Ryan Vogt

Senior editor Michael Hall on tackling Mack Brown—UT’s minister to footballers, alums, and Saturday fans alike—who’s made donning burnt orange cool again.

Fame Game

Jul 31, 2005 By Ryan Vogt

Writer-at-large Don Graham on why Cormac McCarthy wouldn’t win a popularity contest against John Grisham or Tom Clancy—and why that’s a good thing.

Fry Daddy

Jul 31, 2005 By Ryan Vogt

Writer-at-large John Morthland on channeling Calvin Trillin and chasing down all things chicken-fried.

Preacher Man

Jul 31, 2005 By Ryan Vogt

Contributing editor William Martin, who wrote this month’s cover story, on the rise of America’s largest church, positive thinking versus old-time religion, and why Joel Osteen doesn’t cry on camera.