November 2015 Issue

Features

Real Estate

Can You Afford to Live Here?

You know you’ve seen it: condos multiplying, home prices tripling, realtors scrambling, buyers overbidding. Does our state’s fevered real estate craze make us the country’s best housing market—or the most overvalued? I went on a tour of our four largest cities to find out.

Criminal Justice

The Outcast

A dark incident almost twenty years ago put Greg Torti on the sex offender registry for life. But the real story, he insists, is much more complicated.

When China Came to Houston

This past year, China surpassed all other foreign countries in terms of properties purchased and dollars spent. And with increasing frequency, investors are coming to the Houston area, which now has a Chinese population of 86,000.

Reporter

Touts

Paella from Bullfight, in Austin

No Bull

A new Spanish-style restaurant, Bullfight, puts Austin’s once sketchy Airport Boulevard right in the middle of the dining arena.

Columns

The Texanist

Our estimable advice columnist on the origins of Hunt’s boot fence and how miffed we should get about pecan pronunciation, desecrated chili pots, and overenthusiastic, football-lovin’ grandfathers.

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