October 2013

Features

Failure Is Not an Option

Sep 17, 2013 By Mimi Swartz

Last year, UT forced prominent track-and-field coach Bev Kearney to resign because of her affair with a student. Now she’s fighting back, with a lawsuit that opens a window onto the world of high-stakes collegiate athletics—a window that many people would just as soon keep closed.

The Coup Against Dew

Sep 17, 2013 By Paul Burka

Most people seem to agree that Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is a decent, reasonable fellow with good intentions. So why is he having to fight for his job?

Reporter

5 Things You’ll Be Talking About in October

Sep 17, 2013 By Jeff Salamon

1. Craig’s Listing It doesn’t take anything away from Craig Watkins’s accomplishments as district attorney of Dallas County—since he won election in 2006, his office has exonerated 33 prisoners, some of whom had been incarcerated for decades—to say that he has been very lucky. A Democrat, he was swept into…

Columns

What Gives?

Sep 17, 2013 By Erica Grieder

Texas is one of the country’s most philanthropic states. Is that because we’re also one of the most fiscally conservative?

Follow the Money

Sep 17, 2013 By Jake Silverstein

Money and politics. There’s a reason this issue features a report on wealth in Texas alongside a pair of stories that look ahead to the 2014 elections. Despite the occasional quixotic effort to remove the former from the latter, the two are deeply intertwined. Only in very rare instances does…

Touts