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January 21, 2013

Set Him Free

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

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January 20, 2013

Making a Move

Senior editor Katy Vine on writing about the chess phenomenon in Brownsville.

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January 20, 2013

Vroom!

Senior editor Michael Hall on driving a race car at the Texas Motor Speedway.

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January 20, 2013

Crime and Punishment

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.

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February 1, 2007

Food Obsessed

Senior editor Patricia Sharpe on ranking the state’s best new restaurants.

Texas Tidbits |
September 30, 2006

Head Coach

Kristy Curry has the eyes of the Lady Raider Nation upon her.

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September 30, 2006

Doubting Dell

Executive editor S. C. Gwynne on writing about computer giant Dell.

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September 30, 2006

Up and Away

New-media director Charlie Llewellin on hiking across Texas.

Happy Trails |
August 31, 2006

Happy Trails

A recent trip to the Schulenburg Festival left us wishing for the good old days.

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August 31, 2006

Book Review

Senior editor John Spong on writing about controversy at a private school in Austin.

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August 31, 2006

Across the Border

Contributing editor Dick J. Reavis on reporting from Mexico during that country’s presidential election.

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August 31, 2006

Minister of Faith

Senior editor Nate Blakeslee on interviewing Republican preacher David Barton.

Texas History 101 |
August 31, 2006

Texas History 101

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

Texas Tidbits |
August 31, 2006

Texas Tidbits

The mascots, the rituals, the hand signs—these are just a few of the reasons why we love Texas universities.

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July 31, 2006

The Deadly Tower

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 |
July 31, 2006

Texas Tidbits

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

Happy Trails |
July 31, 2006

Happy Trails

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

Texas History 101 |
July 31, 2006

Texas History 101

Today, the McDonald Observatory considers catering to star-savvy folks serious business.

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July 31, 2006

A Life’s Calling

Writer-at-large William Martin on writing about T.D. Jakes, one of the nation’s most famous ministers.

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July 31, 2006

Free and Easy

Writer-at-large Suzy Banks on thinking about fun things to do for free.

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July 31, 2006

Down and Out

Writer-at-large Cecilia Ballí talks about former Cameron county sheriff Conrado Cantu.

Sports |
September 30, 2005

The Last Von Erich

Associate editor John Spong on retelling a tragic family epic—the rise and fall of Dallas’s pro wrestling dynasty.

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September 30, 2005

Pedal Pushers

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

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September 30, 2005

Mid-century Memphis

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.

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August 31, 2005

Quiz Show

Writer-at-large Anne Dingus on testing your Texas know-how one riddle, rhyme, and pun at a time.

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August 31, 2005

Mineral Hells

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

Health |
August 31, 2005

Medical Drama

Executive editor S. C. Gwynne on examining one of the state’s most litigious, at times lethal, MDs.

Sports |
August 31, 2005

Man of the Cloth

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.

Texas Tidbits |
August 31, 2005

Texas Tidbits

Dig into the archives of some famed Texas music halls, and you may hear history whispering more than just melodies.

Books |
July 31, 2005

Fame Game

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.

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July 31, 2005

Fry Daddy

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

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July 31, 2005

Preacher Man

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.

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July 31, 2005

Border Patrol

Writer-at-large Cecilia Ballí discusses the plight of violence-ridden Nuevo Laredo.

Texas History 101 |
July 31, 2005

Texas History 101

The last battle of the civil war was fought in Texas—a month after the war officially ended.