RIP

Farewell to a Fond Friend

Jan 27, 2017 By Mimi Swartz

Executive editor Mimi Swartz says goodbye to Tom Curtis, a writer, reporter, and former Texas Monthly contributor, who died earlier this week.

In Search of Van Cliburn

Feb 28, 2013 By Texas Monthly and Prudence Mackintosh

He was a world-renowned piano prodigy whose romanticism and technical virtuosity inspired thousands and famously helped thaw the Cold War. But as a visit to his hometown of Kilgore made clear to me, Van Cliburn was also a Texan, a Southerner, a Baptist, a patriot, and a man who loved black-eyed peas as much as I do.

People We’ll Miss

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Big Tex will be back. Sadly, we cannot the say same of Larry Hagman, Darrell Royal, Amarillo Slim, Leslie, and the many other Texans we lost in 2012. 

Remembering Neil Armstrong

Jan 21, 2013 By Katy Vine

The famous astronaut was notoriously shy about granting interviews to the press, but in 2009 he answered a few questions sent to him by senior editor Katy Vine. Here is her unedited Q&A with Neil Armstrong.

RIP, Sally Ride

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

What people are saying about NASA's first woman in space, who died of pancreatic cancer Monday at the age of 61.

RIP, Larry L. King

Dec 23, 2012 By John Spong

The writer who was known for writing the book for the Broadway musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas died Thursday at 83. Read three of senior editor John Spong's favorite stories by the giant of Texas letters. 

The Rattler, 1992-2012

Aug 5, 2012 By Jason Cohen

The Six Flags Fiesta Texas thrill ride, which at one time was the tallest, steepest, fastest wooden rollercoaster in the country, shut down operations Sunday. 

Ann

Nov 1, 2006 By Jan Reid

She was our governor, but she was my friend.