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Austin Day Trip: San Antonio Missions Hike & Bike Trail

I was flipping through the latest issue of Texas Monthly, the Newcomer’s Guide, and was surprised to learn of the San Antonio Missions Hike & Bike Trail. This 16-mile roundtrip trail runs alongside the San Antonio River and stops at four of San Antonio’s famous missions: Mission Espada, Mission San Juan, Mission San Jose and Mission […]

Gun Rights Activists Hijack Texas Politics

Texas Monthly: “More alarming is what this year’s gun debate reveals about the state of politics in Texas, in which general elections are foregone conclusions, the only contests that matter are Republican primaries, and the path to victory lies in [...]

Time for government to butt out of marriage

This month, two women grace the cover of Texas Monthly, "The National Magazine of Texas." Both are young and conservatively dressed, and have worried half-smiles. One is pregnant; the other holds a toddler, his face buried in her shoulder. Legos litter the ground beneath their feet. The...

Let’s Talk About That Wendy Davis Cover of ‘Texas Monthly

Just months after Texas Monthly lauded Davis as a potentially serious political threat, the magazine flung her into a cow pasture in an act of pure, derisive mockery—all for the crime of running for office and losing. Image: Texas Monthly The post Let’s Talk About That Wendy Davis Cover of ‘Texas Monthly’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Wendy Davis Crowned 'Bum Steer of the Year' By Texas Monthly

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, a former media darling who could do no wrong, has lost most of her support following a weak campaign and crushing loss in the state's gubernatorial race. Her loss, however,...Show More Summary

Wendy Davis Just Won an Award, But Not a Good One…

8 months agoNews : Mediaite

At the close of a crushing year, former Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis finally won an award: Texas Monthly's Bum Steer of the Year. It ain't a compliment.

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Immigration discussion heats up

8 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Rs have 2 enormous problems: no immigration plan, no "replace ACA" plan. That’s why they’re focusing on process (and losing argument). — @DemFromCT In the process of discussing the above with Texas Monthly's Erica Greider, we realized we were talking about two completely different groups of undocumented. Show More Summary

Meet Your Texas Third Party Choices for Governor: Undauntable, Unfindable, and Pot-Smoking

9 months agoNews : Reason

Former Reason intern Jeff Winkler takes a close, hough in the usual course of these sort of articles a bit comedic, look for the Texas Monthly at the people running for governor in Texas who are not Democrat Wendy Davis or Republican...Show More Summary

Upshot With a Twist: An Orange Twist for a Texas Cocktail

10 months agoSports / College Sports : The Quad

In honor of the University of Texas Longhorns, we’re adapting a cocktail from Whisler’s, named one of the state’s best new bars by Texas Monthly.

State Rep. Ron Reynolds: Criminal Charges, Texas Ethics Commission Fines, and Civil Lawsuits

HOUSTON, Texas—Democratic State Representative Ron Reynolds has made Texas Monthly magazine's list of Worst Representatives of 2013. He was arrested on 10 counts of barratry in Montgomery County last year. His "ambulance chasing" case is set for trial this October. Show More Summary

'Django' Actress & BF ... TX Cops AlSO Racially Profiled Us!

10 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity :

"Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts and her BF were victims of racial profiling by cops in Texas... months before they accused the LAPD of the same thing -- or so they claim.   Brian Lucas posted on his Facebook page May 23rd, "We…

Hangover Observations: Texas Monthly magazine held its annual...

Texas Monthly magazine held its annual barbecue festival this past weekend and Eater Austin was on the scene. Noted pitmaster and proprietor of Franklin's Barbecue Aaron Franklin on the weirdest thing someone said to him: "A lady leaned in and...

The psychological trauma of witnessing an execution

11 months agoNews : Newsweek: World

The inimitable Pamela Colloff has a story in Texas Monthly called "The Witness." It's a powerful portrait of Michelle Lyons, a woman who watched 278 executions by lethal injection over 10 years — as part of her job, first as a reporter on the prison, and then as a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Show More Summary

Grim toll of faulty arson forensics

11 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“Judge overturns arson/murder conviction of man jailed 24 years” [Scranton Times-Tribune, Monroe County, Pa.; earlier on faulty arson forensics (Willingham execution and Texas Monthly article)] Tweet Tags: expert witnesses, fires, forensics Grim toll of faulty arson forensics is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

Confessions Of A BBQ Critic

by Dish Staff “Since Texas Monthly named me the nation’s first and only full-time barbecue editor in March 2013,” Daniel Vaughn sighs, “my health has been a topic of international discussion”: My job requires that I travel from one end of the state to the other eating smoked brisket, one of the fattiest cuts on […]

BBQ Confessions: Ever wonder what it's like to...

11 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Ever wonder what it's like to be Daniel Vaughn, aka the nation's first and only barbecue editor? The Texas Monthly smoked meat scholar offers a look into his hectic travel and eating schedule (his cholesterol is fine, thankyouverymu...

Texas Monthly BBQ editor travels ‘from one end of the state to the other eating smoked brisket’

11 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Happy Labor Day weekend. Andrew Beaujon’s back on Tuesday. Thanks for reading this week. Ask him about his cholesterol: The nation’s only full-time barbecue editor — no, he doesn’t weigh 400 pounds — understands why readers are obsessed...Show More Summary

ZOMG BBQ: Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn...

11 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn might eat a hazardous amount of meat, but there's no need to concern troll him on Twitter. His piece "Confessions of a Fat Bastard" details the digestive challenges of the job, as well as....

Eaterwire: Gardner Now Hiring Servers; Last Call for TMBBQ Tickets; No Va's One Year Anniversary

EAST 6TH — The Contigo team's new vegetable-focused project Gardner is now hiring servers. They're slated to open this fall. ZOMG BBQ FEST — Texas Monthly wants you to know this is the last call to score tickets to their...

Maureen Dowd to Join NYT Magazine as Staff Writer

12 months agoNews : Mediaite

The New York Times announced Monday that longtime columnist Maureen Dowd will join the New York Times Magazine as a staff writer, part of an overhaul of the glossy Sunday feature spearheaded by former Texas Monthly editor Jake Silverstein.

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