September 2014

Features

Can Steve Patterson Fill This Stadium?

Aug 6, 2014 By S. C. Gwynne

It was just last year—amid spectacular losses and dramatic resignations—that the University of Texas saw its sports program go up in flames. As the new athletics director knows, a return to glory now rides on one person: him.

The Click Clique

Aug 12, 2014 By Francesca Mari

Amber Venz was just a pretty Dallas girl with good taste and a blog, until she figured out something revolutionary: how to make money with every post. Meet the 27-year-old queen of a whole new fashion empire.

The Witness

Aug 12, 2014 By Pamela Colloff

For more than a decade, Michelle Lyons’s job required her to watch condemned criminals be put to death. After 278 executions, she won't ever be the same.

Touts

Columns

Dallas Flambé

Aug 5, 2014 By Michael Ennis

With its tight prose, waitress heroine, and stinging insight into urban life, Merritt Tierce’s debut marks an exciting turn in Texas literature.

The Texanist

Aug 8, 2014 By David Courtney

Our estimable advice columnist on camping by a river, shooting by a river, choosing what heels to wear (not by a river), and more.

Miscellany

Roar of the Crowd

Aug 8, 2014 By annette waller

The favorite places of thirteen notable Texans—captured with artfulness and affection in the August issue by photographer Jeff Wilson—struck a sentimental chord with most readers. Or at least twelve of them did. The thirteenth, from cyclist Lance Armstrong, drew a decidedly critical stream of feedback. Said one Dallas-based…

Reporter

That’ll Fix Him

Aug 13, 2014 By Rich Malley

Wilfredo Gutierrez, of Houston, pleaded guilty to fraudulently passing himself off as a veterinarian. His dozens of clients apparently appreciated his willingness to make house calls and his cut-rate fees for spaying and neutering.