Longreads

False Impressions

Dec 23, 2015 By Michael Hall

How the once troubled Texas Forensic Science Commission put the state at the forefront of the criminal justice reform movement.

Over There

Nov 18, 2015 By Philipp Meyer

In Africa Texas Special Forces unit are trying to help win the War on Terror, teaching one lesson at a time.

Haute Topic

Nov 18, 2015 By Mimi Swartz

Houston’s super-rich are learning to love the brand-new, very ritzy, much-heralded River Oaks District. (Maybe.)

The Will of God

Nov 18, 2015 By John Spong

I always knew that the work my dad did as an Episcopal priest and grief counselor was important. But I didn’t understand how important until the birth of my son.

The Outcast

Oct 21, 2015 By Michael Hall

A dark incident almost twenty years ago put Greg Torti on the sex offender registry for life. But the real story, he insists, is much more complicated.

Sanctuary City

Oct 21, 2015 By Michael Hardy

Will border politics crush Mission’s attempt to brand itself as the butterfly capital of America before that dream takes wing?

Can You Afford to Live Here?

Oct 20, 2015 By John Nova Lomax

You know you’ve seen it: condos multiplying, home prices tripling, realtors scrambling, buyers overbidding. Does our state’s fevered real estate craze make us the country’s best housing market—or the most overvalued? I went on a tour of our four largest cities to find out.