The Doting Father Who Robbed Armored Cars

Federal authorities struggled to identify the team of violent criminals who were robbing armored cars in Houston, Texas. When they finally got their break, the news shocked some local people, and not everyone believes it.

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Apr 1, 2018
Length: 29 minutes (7,475 words)

What We Lost in Austin Bombing Victim Draylen Mason

Draylen Mason was more than good at everything he did, he was brilliant. He was a musical prodigy who wanted to be a neurosurgeon, and just days after he died, he was accepted to Oberlin Conservatory of Music. At Texas Monthly, Michael Hall tries to make sense of a senseless death.

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Apr 12, 2018
Length: 15 minutes (3,800 words)

Voices From The Storm

The story of Hurricane Harvey, as told by 28 Texans who helped their state through its darkest hour.

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Oct 1, 2017
Length: 52 minutes (13,241 words)

The Drug Runners

Northern Mexico’s indigenous, rural Tarahumara are some of the world’s best endurance runners. Facing drought and famine, some members of this reclusive tribe have been lured into carrying drugs into the US for Mexican cartels ─ literal drug runners. As cartel violence worsens and groups take over the tribes’ lands to grow marijuana and opium poppies for the drug-hungry West, the Tarahumara’s fate is uncertain, but it doesn’t look good.

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Jul 1, 2017
Length: 28 minutes (7,224 words)

Showtime at the Alamo

Tim League, the creator of the Alamo Drafthouse chain of cinemas, strives to make moviegoing great again.

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Jul 1, 2017
Length: 20 minutes (5,196 words)

The Shelf Life of John Mackey

Whole Foods’ eccentric founder changed the way Americans consume food. Can he survive the Wall Street forces that now want to consume him?

Author: Tom Foster
Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Jun 15, 2017
Length: 33 minutes (8,335 words)

Welcome to the Green Machine

After the author’s son found himself in a series of dead ends, he joined the Army for discipline and direction. What the boy found was something that his parents, whose family members hadn’t served in the military since WWII, were even surprised to feel proud of: confidence, career options, pride, despite their fear that he could meet a horrible end.

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Jun 1, 2017
Length: 18 minutes (4,510 words)

The Trouble with Innocence

For nearly 40 years, Kerry Max Cook fought to clear his name after being wrongfully convicted in a murder case. So why did he ask for his conviction back? Michael Hall reports on what happened to an innocent man after spending years in prison.

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Mar 16, 2017
Length: 54 minutes (13,748 words)

The Faces of Obamacare

As the GOP discusses repealing the Affordable Care Act, it’s essential to look at some of the lives that nationalized health care has improved and saved, and at the activists who helped get eligible people enrolled. Here are a few from Texas.

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Feb 14, 2017
Length: 18 minutes (4,534 words)

The Prisoner

In 1991, twelve-year-old Edwin Debrow killed a cab driver. Twenty-five years later, he remains in prison, continuing to be denied parole since 1999. Is the public better served by putting youngsters in adult prisons and keeping them off the streets for years and years?

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Dec 27, 2016
Length: 30 minutes (7,598 words)