October 2012

Features

Turnover!

Sep 30, 2012 By Joe Nick Patoski

Two decades ago, a barbarian from Arkansas named Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys and rebooted the franchise from the ground up. Inside the wild first days of the most hostile takeover the NFL has ever known.

Storming the Ivory Tower

Sep 30, 2012 By Paul Burka

For the past four years, a group of passionate reformers has been steadily trying to remake how higher education works in Texas—over the screams and howls of many professors and school presidents. Last year the battle came to UT. And the bombs are still flying.

The Kay Place

Jan 21, 2013 By Brian D. Sweany

Kay Bailey Hutchison, the state’s senior senator and the first woman from Texas to hold that office, opens up about the changes in her party, why she decided to retire, and the governor’s race that got away. 

Reporter

Kenny Klimple, Bus Driver

Sep 30, 2012 By Texas Monthly

After serving as a police officer for six years in the Brazos Valley, Klimple “burned out” on working with the public and sought refuge in truck driving. He got his commercial driver’s license while hauling oil equipment for Halliburton, never imagining that a year later he’d put it to use…

5 Things You’ll Be Talking About in October

Sep 30, 2012 By Jeff Salamon

1. Third Time’s the Charm! Right? For the third straight year, the Texas Rangers head into the postseason with hopes that are high and realistic. Led by perennial MVP candidate Josh Hamilton, they’re the best-hitting team in baseball. They’ve got a lights-out closer in Joe Nathan and, despite some devastating…

The Last Liberal

Jan 21, 2013 By david oshinsky

As Jan Reid's new biography makes clear, Ann Richards was one of the most magnetic politicians of the past thirty years. So why didn’t she leave much of a legacy?

Columns

Miscellany

Roar of the Crowd

Sep 30, 2012 By Texas Monthly

Our September cover was a hit on Facebook, where it received hundreds of shares and likes—and generated a raging debate between those who thought the photo was adorable and those who felt that the children should have been more covered up. “First of all, can they put some clothes on them?”…

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