January 2021 Issue

Lina Hidalgo and Chris Hollins helped expand voting in Harris County
On the Cover

The Best Things in Texas, 2021: Lina Hidalgo and Chris Hollins

In Harris County, two public officials fought off legal challenges to hold a successful election in the middle of a pandemic.


barry corbin

The Seven Ages of Barry Corbin

Barry Corbin got a funny look in his eye. “All the world’s a stage,” he intoned, leaning forward and peering at me, “and all the men and women merely players.” His deep, familiar drawl followed the cadence of Shakespeare’s words. “They have their exits and their entrances, / And each man


The State


January 2021: Roar of the Crowd

Do the Right ThingI enjoy your articles each month, until it comes to your political writing. “Elephant Tricks,” from the elections coverage in your November issue, illustrates my concerns best. The article explains how the Republicans will continue to be wrong, not what they’ve done right

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