Behind the Lines

Not So Special Ed

Feb 23, 2017 By Mimi Swartz

Public school parents with special-ed kids often find themselves squaring off against school districts and the taxpayer-funded lawyers who protect them.

Capitol Crisis

Dec 14, 2016 By Dave Mann

As a new legislative session begins, can lawmakers come together to help the abused and neglected kids in foster care?

Right Aid

Oct 19, 2016 By Dave Mann

Despite the governor’s rhetoric, welcoming refugees is the Texas thing to do.

Memorial Day

Jul 31, 2016 By Pamela Colloff

Fifty years after the Tower shooting, the University of Texas is finally honoring the victims. What took so long?

Bathroom Pass

Jun 22, 2016 By Dave Mann

Too many Texas schools are failing, yet our elected officials would rather discuss who’s using which toilet.

Round the Bend

Apr 11, 2016 By Erica Grieder

Texas’s recent primary season offers a blueprint for how the Republican party could reform itself in the post-Trump era.

Shop Talk

Mar 23, 2016 By Mimi Swartz

Mimi Swartz discovers the Texas she remembers in a small cafe in Cisco.

Ahmed Mohamed
Time of Fear

Oct 21, 2015 By Dave Mann

What the story of Ahmed Mohamed and his clock tells us about our culture of hysteria.

What I’ve Learned

Mar 23, 2015 By Paul Burka

Paul Burka bids farewell to Texas Monthly—and wonders what happened to the Texas he once knew.