Leon Bridges After Dark

“On the eve of his third album release, the Grammy-winning artist talks with unparalleled candor about the toll of stardom—and how his best friends saved his life.”

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Jul 19, 2021
Length: 43 minutes (10,772 words)

Benji Is One Down Dog

The blue heeler “is one of the most famous canines in America, but he hasn’t let it go to his sweet, soft little head.”

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Jun 2, 2021
Length: 7 minutes (1,900 words)

Pecos Jane Has a Name

“… it was left to some still-unknown tipster with an apparent interest in obscure cold cases to reignite the search for Pecos Jane’s identity. Were it not for “Jacy J,” the mystery might never have been solved.”

 

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Jun 14, 2021
Length: 27 minutes (6,971 words)

Hot Pants, Love Potions, and the Go-go Genesis of Southwest Airlines

“Fifty years ago this month, the Dallas-based carrier first took flight. Those who were there reflect on its past as it confronts a future shaped by the pandemic.”

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Jun 3, 2021
Length: 23 minutes (5,892 words)

Texas’s Best Young Accordionists Carry on a Conjunto Legacy

“At the Big Squeeze, the state’s most talented teen accordion players are keeping a historic Texas tradition alive.”

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: May 21, 2021
Length: 8 minutes (2,010 words)

Broken Pelvises, Collapsed Lungs, and Decades of Winning: Barrel Racing’s Martha Josey Has Seen It All

Panicked and unable to stop, Red Man Bay attempted a jump, but his chest slammed into the steel bars. Josey was catapulted like a rag doll over the top and thrown facedown onto the pavement on the other side.”

Author: Laura Beil
Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Jan 22, 2021
Length: 19 minutes (4,826 words)

‘It’s the Most Outrageous Thing I’ve Ever Seen. It Makes No Sense.’

“DNA evidence proved Lydell Grant’s innocence. So why won’t the state’s highest criminal court exonerate him?”

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Oct 21, 2020
Length: 35 minutes (8,801 words)

Top Dog: An Oral History of “Wishbone”

“No one had ever done this before. No one had ever put a dog in the middle of the Civil War. How do you actually make that happen?”

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Sep 16, 2020
Length: 32 minutes (8,100 words)

The Wildest Insurance Fraud Scheme Texas Has Ever Seen

“Over a decade, Theodore Robert Wright III destroyed cars, yachts, and planes. That was only the half of it.”

Author: Katy Vine
Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Aug 19, 2020
Length: 26 minutes (6,633 words)

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Master Auctioneer?

‘Eight days inside America’s Auction Academy, learning the secrets of “the dynamo from Dallas.”’

Author: Katy Vine
Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Jun 24, 2020
Length: 23 minutes (5,843 words)