Roar of the Crowd

Roar of the Crowd

Nov 18, 2015 By Texas Monthly

So Texans, it turns out, really like barbecue. Last month’s article on “The Top 25 New and Improved BBQ Joints in Texas” drew a lot of attention—and a fair amount of, ahem, heat. On Facebook the story quickly tallied more than one thousand likes, shares, and comments,…

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…

Roar of the Crowd

Sep 30, 2012 By Texas Monthly

Our September cover was a hit on Facebook, where it received hundreds of shares and likes—and generated a raging debate between those who thought the photo was adorable and those who felt that the children should have been more covered up. “First of all, can they put some clothes on them?”…

Roar of the Crowd

Aug 31, 2012 By Texas Monthly

Our July issue on drought and water in Texas was greeted with enthusiasm, though it was qualified by despair. “The package of articles is very informative,” wrote the San Angelo Standard-Times, “but for those of us who watched Texas dry up in the 1950s . . . those memories are…

Jul 31, 2012 By Texas Monthly

“I have to believe God sent Larry Hagman on a special mission to earth to test the limits of just how much fun one guy can have in a lifetime.”

Roar of the Crowd

May 31, 2012 By Texas Monthly

“And with that I threw in a big dip of Copenhagen, cracked open a cold Lone Star, and knew I was home.”

Roar of the Crowd

Apr 30, 2012 By Texas Monthly

“I commend Paul Burka for bravely identifying who is ultimately responsible for the sorry state of Texas public school financing: the Texas electorate.”

Roar of the Crowd

Mar 31, 2012 By Texas Monthly

Smoke Signals The fantastic and engrossing “Of Meat and Men” left me flashing back to childhood weekends spent at my dad’s place in Waco: Hugh’s Pit BBQ [February 2012]. We’d go with him to Buffalo to get special wood and then kick the sawdust on the floor…

Roar of the Crowd

Feb 1, 2012 By Texas Monthly

Breakfast Options While “Up and Eat ’Em” included many excellent places, any list that doesn’t mention Norma’s Cafe and the Mecca, in Dallas; the Elite, in Waco; or Ol’ South Pancakes, in Cowtown, is seriously flawed [December 2011]. 
Bill Robinette
Dallas You missed the best:…

Roar of the Crowd

Jan 1, 2012 By Texas Monthly

End Run It took a not-surprising fifteen pages (and two paid ads by the Aggies) for Paul Burka to explain how greed trumps tradition [“Farmers Flight!” November 2011]. For a rural teasipper who graduated in 1958 and grew up worshipping Bobby Layne, this situation is almost beyond my comprehension.

Roar of the Crowd

Dec 1, 2011 By Texas Monthly

Powder Puff Piece Despite the uninspired cover plug, I picked up the most recent issue so that I could hopefully learn more about Miranda Lambert’s music, songwriting, and relationship with Texas [“The Girl Who Played With Firearms,” October 2011]. Unfortunately, Skip Hollandsworth’s story disappointed. Several times during the first…

Roar of the Crowd

Oct 31, 2011 By Texas Monthly

Game On I’m pretty disappointed that you overlooked Texas State University in your “20 Reasons to Love College Football” [September 2011]. It’s a huge school, with nearly 35,000 students. It is moving up to the WAC in 2012, upgrading stadium seats to 30,000, and has snatched up former TCU,…