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Writer-at-large Eric Benson began contributing to Texas Monthly in 2014, covering politics, crime, and the U.S.-Mexico border and writing cover stories on everything from the supersized gas station chain Buc-ee’s to the Nobel Prize–winning immunologist James P. Allison. He is the cocreator of the Ambie Award–winning podcast series Suspect and host and lead reporter of the Apple TV+ podcast series Project Unabom.

62 Articles

Food & Drink|
September 17, 2015

The Hangover

Chip Tate built Balcones into one of the country’s most innovative whiskey distilleries. But last year he lost the company in a bitter clash with his investors. Now he’s starting from scratch—again.

News & Politics|
September 12, 2014

Ebb and Flow

The area in and around Anzalduas Park, on the Rio Grande, has become an epicenter of the latest border crisis, a place where residents confront promise and peril as they deal with a reality as old as the river itself.

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