It’s Hard Out Here—Way, Way, Way Out Here—for a Medic

“Dustin and his wife, Mandy Hoffpauir, a registered nurse, made a plan. Dustin recalled his time working in the Gulf: the challenges of providing medical care on offshore oil rigs mirrored those in the Permian Basin. He figured he could replicate the model he’d learned out there.”

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Dec 6, 2021
Length: 27 minutes (6,816 words)

The Notorious Mrs. Mossler

“In ‘the trial of the century,’ a Houston socialite was accused of plotting her husband’s murder—and of having an affair with her nephew. But Candace Mossler was only getting started.”

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Nov 17, 2021
Length: 48 minutes (12,033 words)

When Your Mother Is a Ghost Hunter

“On the hunt with TikTok star Brittany Broski and her mother Heather Long, lead investigator of the Texas Ghost Gals.”

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Oct 26, 2021
Length: 9 minutes (2,291 words)

Eat, Prey, Love: A Day with the Squirrel Hawkers of East Texas

“Of  all the red-tailed hawks that have ever soared on a Texas breeze, only one gets to live in Charlie Alvis’s house, at least during the winter hunting season. ‘My bird has its own bedroom,’ said Alvis, a falconer who’s based in the unincorporated community of Porter, just beyond the northern outskirts of Houston.”

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Oct 15, 2021
Length: 8 minutes (2,032 words)

Critical Race Fury: The School Board Wars Are Getting Nasty in Texas

“A small-but-loud faction of parents and activists is making life miserable for local school officials—and shouting down the kids who speak in favor of lessons about the history and persistence of racial discrimination.”

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Oct 14, 2021
Length: 9 minutes (2,394 words)

At Heritage, Pokémon Cards Are the New Bitcoin

“At an auction in January, a card from the game’s first edition, which depicted the golden dragon Charizard and was graded in perfect 10.0 condition, sold for $300,000. The most expensive cards from the ‘Unlimited’ edition wouldn’t fetch quite that much, but a lucky buyer could still find himself with a card that would buy him, say, a mid-range sedan.”

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Oct 5, 2021
Length: 10 minutes (2,543 words)

Meet the Fearless Women of the Lone Star Mower Racing Association

“Sammie Neel, 62, has seen plenty of crashes, bruises, and burns in her twelve years of racing. She once raced around a track at a monster truck show in the tiny town of Leona, where she flipped and wound up pinned beneath her mower, which she nicknamed ‘Love Mowtion No 9.'”

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Sep 22, 2021
Length: 6 minutes (1,571 words)

Who Shot Walker Daugherty?

“Culture warriors had shaped dueling narratives from an incident that, while horrific for the few people involved, would not have been a blip on the national consciousness if it had occurred anywhere but the U.S.-Mexico border. Even now, nearly five years later, the question of who shot Walker Daugherty still feels like a political Rorschach test.”

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Sep 13, 2021
Length: 30 minutes (7,541 words)

The 20 Essential Texas Rap Tracks

“Rap wasn’t meant for Texas. But it was only a matter of time before Texans started rapping, made the genre their own, and regifted it to the world.”

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Aug 18, 2021
Length: 29 minutes (7,267 words)

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)