What is the single most embarrassing thing that could happen to a college? Accidentally writing 'pubic' in the school's title in the graduation program, of course. Hands down. No, not down there, gosh. And with the tagline 'Unlimited Possibilities' ... you just cannot make this stuff up. To the gr ... More >>
St. VincentTwo years after the release of her sophomore (and breakout) album, Actor, the Dallas-born guitar heroine Annie Clark, who performs hauntingly gorgeous music under the name of St. Vincent, has just announced that her third full-length album, Strange Mercy, will be released via the 4AD ... More >>
Texas Trib's editor Evan Smith just posted his lengthy chitchat with three state House first-termers -- all Republicans, all from 'round these parts (Dallas's Stefani Carter, Mesquite's Cindy Burkett and Grand Prairie's Rodney Anderson). The full sitdown runs a little more than 37 minutes, but Smith ... More >>
First thing Wednesday morning down in Austin, Mayor Tom Leppert visited with Texas Tribune editor Evan Smith about a whole host of subjects -- among them, right off the bat, why Leppert endorsed Gov. Rick Perry earlier this month, despite the fact his is supposed to be a nonpartisan position. Also o ... More >>
Sam MertenNational Public Radio's John Burnett went to the State Fair of Texas and asked those lined up to buy fried whatnots: Are you tired of Governor Rick Perry? Why, yes! Um, no, not at all. Maybe? (Perhaps Burnett should have waited till he read this morning's paper.)Evan Smith, ex-Texas Mon ... More >>
Sam MertenDoes it matter how many folks Watkins exonerated? When it's the cornerstone of a campaign, you betcha.While it's well-known that Dallas County leads the country with a whopping 22 exonerations since 2001 -- 20 of which resulted from the preservation of DNA evidence -- there's been s ... More >>
TribLive featuring Dallas DA Craig Watkins from texastribune on Vimeo.Whilst browsing the Vimeo moments ago, I came across the entirety of Texas Tribune editor-in-chief Evan Smith's chat with Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins yesterday at the Austin Club. It was just posted. We posted a ... More >>
Justin DehnIt's been interesting this morning, trying to piece together exactly what Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins is telling Texas Tribune editor-in-chief Evan Smith. At this very moment they're doing a TT sitdown at the Austin Club, and I've been following along via Twitter. The ... More >>
As promised below, Texas Tribune has indeed posted a snippet of editor-in-chief Evan Smith's interview with Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins conducted this morning down in Austin. And, as promised, Watkins does indeed say, rather emphatically, that his office's investigation into the do ... More >>
Dallas City Hall ArchivesI've been pestering Frank Librio in Dallas City Hall's Public Information Office for The Official Word on Harold Nogle, who, according to Texas Tribune's city payroll database, is the fourth-highest-paid city official. And, while he was at it, maybe he had some more info ... More >>
Maybe you've seen the latest issue of Newsweek on newsstands -- that cover's hard to miss. It's kind of the all-Texas issue, matter of fact, with Evan Smith contributing this piece about the hubbub over the high-school social-studies curriculum and Daniel Gross's essay about how "the Texas turnar ... More >>
It's been two months since Texas Monthly's president, Evan Smith, announced he was leaving the magazine to go into the virtual newspaper business as CEO of Texas Tribune. In the October issue of the Monthly, Smith offers his adios: "What I've Learned." And among those myriad lessons is this one: ... More >>
Evan SmithRemember how, earlier this week, we mentioned that Austin venture capitalist John Thornton was starting an online newspaper, the intention of which is to cover Texas and specifically Austin? Well, now we know who the CEO of that paper's gonna be: none other than Texas Monthly's president a ... More >>
Edwin "Bud" Shrake, the Fort Worth native and former Dallas Times Herald and Dallas Morning News sportswriter, died this morning in Austin at the age of 77. He wrote a lot of essential books, including the best-selling sports tome of all time, but longtime fans will fondly recall his Willie Nelson a ... More >>
As promised this morning, here's Luke Wilson accepting the Texas Film Hall of Fame award for Rushmore -- though, as I vociferously and rather drunkenly pointed out to Texas Monthly president Evan Smith after the ceremony, Luke's in the thing for all of the one scene, so how'd he get the honor? Hell, ... More >>
Missed this Sunday morning -- really need to remember to turn around and Face the Nation more often. Anyway, from the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Fort Worth native Bob Schieffer had plenty to say -- and sing -- about being from "the Fort Worth-Dallas area." And for those wondering wh ... More >>
No, Evan Smith, "exonerated" is not "too strong a word" when describing what happened last week to Thomas McGowan, the 16th Dallas County prisoner freed after DNA testing revealed he wasn't guilty of the crime for which he'd been convicted and sentenced to prison for 23 years. Smith, the editor of T ... More >>
Avery Johnson, picking up his Coach of the Year award two years ago Evan Smith, the camera-shy editor of Texas Monthly, interviewed Dallas Mavericks head coach Avery Johnson for the mag's forthcoming April issue. Evan kindly provides a sneak peak over at the Monthly's Delay of Game sports blog, with ... More >>
Evan Smith, editor of Texas Monthly, reads Unfair Park. So proud. And The New York Post reads Unfair Park. So...proud? --Robert Wilonsky
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