January 2015


Bum Steers
Bum Steers 2015

Dec 5, 2014 By annette waller

From arrogant announcers to zany zygotes—and everything in between—it was a banner year for the Bum Steers.

The Road From Crystal City

Dec 9, 2014 By Jan Jarboe Russell

During World War II, Isamu Taniguchi was one of six-thousand-plus immigrants sent to a little-known internment camp in South Texas for being a suspected spy. In this excerpt from her new book, Jan Jarboe Russell uncovers how he and his family emerged unbroken.

True Crime
A Tree Is Known By Its Fruit

Dec 9, 2014 By Sonia Smith

When the 85-year-old matriarch of a prominent pecan-farming clan in San Saba was murdered, her death shook the town—and exposed how obsession and greed can fell a family from within.



Saddle Up

Dec 11, 2014 By Lonn Taylor

Four generations of an illustrious border family have passed down a magnificent nineteenth-century example of Tejano saddlery.

The Texanist

Dec 11, 2014 By David Courtney

Our estimable advice columnist on deer blind etiquette, the undeniable friendliness of his fellow Texans, the ineffable charm of sounding like a rube, and his peculiar sidekick, Li’l Bubba.  

Who’s That Guy?

Dec 11, 2014 By Stephen Harrigan

Will Marco Perella’s portrayal of a loathsome jerk in Richard Linklater’s Boyhood turn out to be the biggest break of his long, low-profile career—or just another paying gig?