“Your article may be an epitaph,” the then-president of the Houston Audubon Society told the writer.
John Davidson’s 1982 article on Enrico di Portanova was everything a high-society profile should be.
Texas Monthly writer Michael Ennis’s profile of museum director Walter Hopps took readers inside the Menil Collection’s founding.
No one had a deeper understanding of Texas power—its heroes and villains, its uses and abuses—than Paul.
Bobby Sakowitz dressed Houston’s most stylish through the seventies and eighties boom years. Then things went bust.
Joe Nocera’s pitched profile of then-little-known T. Boone Pickens got him unprecedented access to Pickens’s 1982 attempt to take over Cities Service.
Jan Jarboe Russell reflects on an exciting moment in H-E-B’s (and Texas Monthly’s) history.
The legendary cattle empire had been largely closed off from the outside world until the magazine’s founding editor gained access to King Ranch.
William Martin’s journey from Rice professor to Billy Graham expert began with a simple assignment, one that would alter his life for decades to come.
Former staff writer Nicholas Lemann remembers how Exxon refused to cooperate with his story—and why that made all the difference.
Over several years, Richard West spent two months in seven Texas locales. His reporting eventually won the National Magazine Award.
Greg Curtis’s first story about Sam Corey was supposed to be a colorful human interest piece, but in some ways it was actually the beginning of a heinous murder.
He was the magazine’s first big hire and—over the next few decades—delivered some of its most memorable stories.
A popular columnist embeds herself inside the exclusive world of girls’ summer camps.
A pair of Texas Monthly writers chronicle an emerging scene that would end up defining a city and changing American music forever.
Bill Broyles—now best known as a Hollywood screenwriter—remembers the magazine’s first issue.