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THE WORST: Senator Jeff Wentworth

Jul 12, 2013 By Allegra Fradkin

Jeff Wentworth never wanted to come back this session, and many of his colleagues wish he hadn’t. Wentworth wanted instead to be named chancellor of the Texas State University System, but he lost out last summer to then state representative Brian McCall. His decidedly unstatesman-like letter of protest to the…

Terror at Noon

Apr 10, 2014 By Elizabeth Crook

On a sweltering Monday in August 1966, Charles Whitman climbed to the top of the University of Texas Tower and began shooting pedestrians below, killing eleven people and forever altering the lives of many others. In this excerpt from her new novel, Elizabeth Crook reimagines the day that changed everything.

The 2012 Bum Steer Awards

Jan 21, 2013 By Texas Monthly

It was a year of avaricious Astros fans, brainless bank robbers, competence-free comptrollers, discourteous doctors, enraged exes, frisky Frisco-ites, greedy gram-toting grandmothers, hotheaded hand surgeons, ill-informed idiots, jammed-full Jaguars, knife-krazy Kimbroughs, lambasted Lufkinites, mean-spirited magazine articles, nervy narcotics users, obtuse O’Neals, profane pilots, quazy Quaids, romantically rejected receivers, surveilling Scientologists, tumescent team mascots, unprivate urinators, value-subtracted vouchers, wind-challenged windows, x-foliated x-hibitionists, yobbish YouTubers, and zealous Zanes.

The Lost Boys

Jan 21, 2013 By Skip Hollandsworth

It was the most shocking crime of its day, 27 boys from the same part of town kidnapped, tortured, and killed by an affable neighbor named Dean Corll. Forty years later, it remains one of the least understood—or talked about—chapters in Houston's history.

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Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

From the construction of the state’s first public university in College Station to the swearing in of Governor Rick Perry for a third full term in Austin