November 2010


Immigration—A Special Report

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Depending on who you are and how you feel about immigration and cultural change, the image on this page is either no big deal, mildly provocative, or highly controversial. The original painting on which it’s based, American Gothic, by Grant Wood, is one of the most famous in the world.


Just Dance

Oct 31, 2010 By John Spong

As we mourn the passing of Club 21, one of the state's most beloved dance halls, remember to scoot across one of the many other historic, century-old two-stepping floors.

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Not By Design

Oct 31, 2010 By Jasmin Sun

Brian Crumley hopped on a plane to Europe to find the expressive voice he thought he had lost. The photographer spent three months traveling from city to city, soul-searching. Little did he know a purchase of two scarves would forever change his life.

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Going Deep

Oct 31, 2010 By Jeff Beckham

What’s different about this Rangers team that earned them their first trip to the World Series? Everything.

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Snap Decisions

Oct 31, 2010 By Brian D. Sweany

Your unofficial playbook for watching college football in Texas during the weekend of October 23.

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A Q&A With David Dorado Romo

Jan 20, 2013 By cathysze

Not everyone can claim to be related to a certified saint, but David Dorado Romo can. The author and El Paso native traveled to a tiny town in the Mexican state of Jalisco to learn more about his father’s second cousin, Santo Toribio Romo, and discovered some interesting things about his family—and himself—along the way.

A Q&A With Nate Blakeslee

Jan 20, 2013 By Jasmin Sun

The Democrats will most certainly fight the Republicans over immigration reform legislation this session, but the Republican’s biggest opponents are powerful interests within their own party. Nate Blakeslee talks about grassroot efforts, tea party champions, and why immigration has become one of the most important issues facing our state.

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Free at Last

Jan 20, 2013 By Pamela Colloff

For eighteen years Anthony Graves insisted that he had nothing to do with the gruesome murder of a family in Somerville. That’s exactly how long it took for justice to finally be served.


Mike Wheat, Game Warden

Oct 31, 2010 By Texas Monthly

Wheat was born in Pasadena and grew up near Cuero. After graduating from college and the Texas Game Warden Training Center, he was stationed in Tyler County for five years before transferring to Ochiltree and Hansford counties in 1996. He lives in Perryton. I credit my dad with my love…

Downtown Nacogdoches

Jan 20, 2013 By Jordan Breal

1. Olde Towne General Store After learning about Nacogdoches’s colorful past at the visitors center across the street, stop in at this down-home deli for sustenance. The chalk-board menus list appetizing offerings—corned beef sandwiches, deviled eggs, loaded baked potatoes topped with barbecue sauce—that’ll bring you back to your grandma’s kitchen.

Artist Interview
Symbolyc One

Jan 20, 2013 By Jeff McCord

On collaborating with Rhymefest and Kanye West and more.


Roar of the Crowd
Roar of the Crowd

Oct 31, 2010 By Texas Monthly

Quarterback Sneaks While Bryan Curtis’s piece on Texas quarterbacks sure got me in the mood for some pom-poms and pigskin, missing among the photos was former Stephenville High and University of Houston gunslinger Kevin Kolb [“Arms Race,” September 2010]. The Philadelphia Eagles QB certainly merits a nod over…

Point of Border

Oct 31, 2010 By Jake Silverstein

The job of most editors, myself included, is to delight, entertain, surprise, and inform their readers. The majority of the time, when it comes to choosing a cover story, we try to keep the emphasis on the first three, since the other job of most editors, myself included, is to…


Mimi Swartz
Meet the Parent

Jan 20, 2013 By Mimi Swartz

In the year since my mother died, I’ve learned a lot of things—like how to spend time with my dad.