June 2017 Issue

Features

David Brown

The Empathy of David Brown

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

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

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

Reporter

Wave Goodbye

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.

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