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Christopher Hooks

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Christopher Hooks is a former senior editor at Texas Monthly. Raised in Austin, he has been writing about Texas since 2013, for publications including the Atlantic, Gawker, GQ, Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Texas Observer, and the Washington Post. For Texas Monthly, he has written about redevelopment battles in El Paso; a congressional race in Amarillo; a wet/dry election in Texarkana; a Black Lives Matter rally in Vidor; and a water sommelier in Harlingen. He is probably currently somewhere between those five points.

191 Articles

Politics & Policy|
April 30, 2019

If You’re Looking for Dan Patrick This Legislative Session, You Might Find Him on Fox News

Once upon a time, the Texas Senate was Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s whole world. His turbulent 2014 campaign for the post was a radical change in Texas politics, the tea party revolution taking the throne. In his inauguration speech he proclaimed that his arrival marked “a new day

Politics & Policy|
April 12, 2019

Showdown at the J.W. Marriott: What the Bonnen-McNutt Tussle Signals about the Political Wars to Come

In the pantheon of lawmaker-involved squabbles, what happened at the J.W. Marriott hotel in Austin on Wednesday night probably doesn’t rank higher (lower?) than the time Borris Miles whipped out a gun at a party, or the time Bob Bullock pulled a gun on

Energy|
December 21, 2017

Odessa Stinks! (Literally.)

In recent months the West Texas oil town has smelled, in one resident’s words, like ”a dog’s anal gland.” And no one is 100 percent sure why.

Energy|
December 21, 2017

Odessa Stinks! (Literally.)

In recent months the West Texas oil town has smelled, in one resident’s words, like “a dog’s anal gland.” And no one is 100 percent sure why.

Film & TV|
June 21, 2017

Final Cut

When Texas’s film incentives program comes up for renewal, politicians and movie bizzers give performances that Matthew McConaughey would envy.

Lead|
September 21, 2016

Trash Talk

The scion of one of Laredo’s first families wants to build a mammoth landfill on his ranch. But the opposition is fierce and vocal—and backed by none other than his uncle and his cousin.

Energy|
April 13, 2015

Silica Alley

A funny thing happened on the way to the San Angelo fracking sand transloading facility.  

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