June 2014

Features

Bloodless Sport

May 9, 2014 By Katy Vine

Every year, some of Mexico’s very best matadors travel to a remote South Texas bullring—one of the few in this country—for no-kill fights. Their pageantry draws spectators by the busload.

War Without End

May 9, 2014 By William Martin

For many military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, their only relief comes from a drug that is illegal in Texas: marijuana. Can a growing band of cannabis advocates persuade our legislators to change that?

The Last Ride of King George

May 16, 2014 By John Spong

After a career that’s spanned more than thirty years, George Strait is wrapping up his 48-stop farewell tour this month. For those of us whose lives he has captured so inimitably in song, country music will never be the same.

Miscellany

Columns

Liquid Assets

May 9, 2014 By Loren Steffy

You know that fracking boom? Now it’s putting Texas at the front of a new energy race: exporting natural gas to the rest of the world.

Spanish Gauntlet

May 9, 2014 By Lonn Taylor

Faced with the realities of a rugged land, a band of sixteenth-century explorers left behind their dreams of conquest, as well as this chain mail glove.

The Texanist

May 9, 2014 By David Courtney

Our estimable advice columnist on seventh-grade Texas history teachers, the ban on the can ban, sought-after stick sausages, and more.

Touts

Reporter

The Runoffs Rundown

May 13, 2014 By Jeff Salamon

Click to enlarge. Thanks to the domino effect of Rick Perry’s retirement, an unusual number of high-profile Republican politicians have been vying for statewide office this year. Add to that the intensity that the tea party insurgency has brought to ideological debates within the GOP, and…