June 2017

Features

David Brown
The Empathy of David Brown

May 21, 2017 By Michael J. Mooney

In the turbulent days after a gunman murdered five officers last year, the Dallas police chief was the voice of compassion and unity that the city and country needed. The way he sees it, his entire life had been preparing him for that moment.

Features
Welcome to the Green Machine

May 25, 2017 By John Nova Lomax

My son was jobless, directionless, and apartmentless. So when he decided to join the Army, we were just glad he was out of the house. What we didn’t know was just how much the military would change him—and us. 

Miscellany

Touts

Columns

Religion
Critical Mass

May 24, 2017 By Robyn Ross

An Austin church remakes Catholicism without the Pope, celibate priests, or most of the other rules.

Reporter

Outdoors
Wave Goodbye

May 24, 2017 By Alex Hannaford

For decades, Matagorda Bay has been a favorite spot for Texas surfers. The response to a recent spate of drownings might put an end to that.

The Return of Jefferson Davis

Jun 5, 2017 By David Courtney

Over a year after its removal from the University of Texas at Austin's Main Mall, the controversial Jefferson Davis statue has found a new home on campus.