July 2014


High-Heel Homicide

Jun 6, 2014 By Al Reinert

After Ana Trujillo was arrested in the bludgeoning death of her lover, she hired lawyer Jack Carroll to represent her in what became Houston’s splashiest trial of the spring. Did I mention that Carroll is my brother-in-law? And that the murder weapon was a cobalt-blue, five-and-a-half-inch stiletto?

Face to Face With Rick Perry

Jun 11, 2014 By Brian D. Sweany

A frank conversation about the accomplishments and the missteps over a fourteen-year gubernatorial career—from tort reform to his executive order on HPV—with the man who can claim the longest, and most powerful, tenure of any governor in Texas history (and also what’s next in 2016).


Race and Relations

Jun 5, 2014 By Michael Ennis

Journalist Chris Tomlinson delves into the parallel histories of two Texas families with the same last name—one black, one white.

The Texanist

Jun 5, 2014 By David Courtney

Our estimable advice columnist on bygone dining traditions, feeling homesick, and the indelible effects of living a mere five years in Texas.



The Checklist
The Checklist

Jun 10, 2014 By Jeff Salamon

What to hear, read, and watch this month to achieve maximum Texas literacy.