Texas Monthly

76 articles
Avatar_57x57

A Deadly Dance

A doctor loses the woman of his dreams and hires a broke friend to help get her back. The plan is to prank her new boyfriend. Today, they’re in jail for murder.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Skip Hollandsworth
Avatar_57x57

To Love and to Cherish

The love story behind the battle over gay marriage in Texas.

Avatar_57x57

The Guardians Who Slumbereth Not

Mel and Norma Gabler of Longview, Texas, want to tell your children what to learn in school.

Avatar_57x57

The Lost Girls

Inside the world of underground sex trafficking in Houston.

Avatar_57x57

A Tree Is Known By Its Fruit

The rise and murderous fall of the Harkey family, the scions of a pecan dynasty.

Avatar_57x57

Man on Fire

The life of Reverend Charles Moore, who died by self-immolation in the parking lot of a Texas strip mall.

Avatar_57x57

A Shooting on Spring Grove Avenue

The mystery of a death in Dallas.

Avatar_57x57

Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives

Inside the political battle over reproductive rights in Texas.

Avatar_57x57

The Witness

A profile of Michelle Lyons, who viewed 278 executions as both a local reporter and a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Avatar_57x57

Candy

A profile of Candy Barr—porn star pioneer, burlesque legend, Texas folk hero.

Avatar_57x57

The Endless Odyssey of Patrick Henry Polk

Navigating the bureaucratic welfare maze while raising a family.

Avatar_57x57

They Came. They Sawed.

In Austin in 1973, politicos and hippies could get together and create violent, visionary horror films for $60,000. So they did. The story of how The Texas Chainsaw Massacre got made.