December 2014

Features

Master of the Senate

Nov 5, 2014 By Texas Monthly and Erica Grieder

The next lieutenant governor is a former radio shock jock who became one of the most conservative members of the Legislature. How will Dan Patrick act now that he is one of the most powerful officials in Texas?

The David Dewhurst Exit Interview

Nov 13, 2014 By Erica Grieder

After twelve years in office and two crushing political defeats, the soon-to-be-former lieutenant governor gamely discusses his tenure and Texas’s future. Just don’t ask him about Dan Patrick.

Man on Fire

Nov 13, 2014 By Michael Hall

The Reverend Charles Moore ardently dedicated his life to the service of God and his fellow man. But when he couldn’t shake the thought that he hadn’t done enough, he drove to a desolate parking lot in his hometown of Grand Saline for one final act of faith.

Columns

That ’70s Shop

Nov 6, 2014 By Loren Steffy

RadioShack was one of Fort Worth’s most prominent corporate citizens. Now it’s poised to be the latest brick-and-mortar victim of Internet commerce.

The Texanist

Nov 14, 2014 By David Courtney

Our estimable advice columnist on domino-nothings, reconnecting with your roots, procuring public property, and the ineffable appeal of the frozen mango margarita.

Touts

To Dai For

Nov 7, 2014 By Patricia Sharpe

Nose-to-tail, locally sourced, and heavy on the protein: Austin chef Jesse Griffiths’s Dai Due moves from the supper club circuit to a permanent home.

Reporter

If Funding Falls Through, Plan B Is to Tell Her to Shut Up

Nov 12, 2014 By Rich Malley

An El Paso spokesperson said the city will spend nearly $7,000 to reconfigure its city council chambers so that Ann Morgan Lilly will no longer have to sit next to fellow council member Lily Limón, who, Lilly claims, distracts her by making frequent sotto voce comments throughout council meetings.  …

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