Evan Smith

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Secession and "Insurance Opportunities": No Place But Texas

    ​If you haven't had a chance to read Newsweek's cover story on Rick Perry, don't worry. You don't have to immediately drop whatever you're doing, out of the misplaced hope that the pages will yield anything you haven't already heard Perry say. But it may be a good primer for people who live outsid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Look Who's Getting Back Into The Journalism Business

    The Texas Tribune, the new non-profit journalism operation headed by former Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith, had some big news yesterday: They'd received a $500,000 donation from the Houston Endowment.The gift will go a long ways toward -- Say what now? The Houston Endowment is getting back in the j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    How Did Texas Monthly Miss This Burger?

    ​You've had the fabulous "Baby Goat Masala Burger" at Indika, right? You know, the cabrito burger seasoned with masala and topped with goat cheese and watercress? How did Texas Monthly skip this masterpiece on its list of the 50 top burgers in Texas, while the messy bulgogi burger at Burger Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Chron's Matt Stiles Lands On His Feet, Next To Texas Monthly's Evan Smith

    Photo by Kyle Jameson Matt Stiles, one of several high-profile Chronicle reporters who survived the spring job cuts only to quit the paper, has landed on his feet.The former City Hall and Austin-bureau reporter will be on the staff of the Texas Tribune, which describes itself as "a non-profit, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    The Best Barbecue Sandwich in Texas

    I'm saying the Bohemian Special at Mustang Creek B-B-Q on Highway 59 in Louise is the best barbecue sandwich in Texas. It excels by virtue of architecture alone--a mound of sliced brisket is topped with lengthwise slices of smoked Prasek's sausage and topped with thick raw onion slices and dill pick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Chronicle Hops On The Obama Bandwagon

    Eyebrows were raised all around Houston -- really!! We saw one!! -- when the Houston Chronicle endorsed Barack Obama for president, their first Democratic-presidential endorsement since LBJ (What, Dukakis didn't excite them?) Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith predicted that all five of the state's to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2008

    Strange Shape: Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo Named to Texas Monthly List

    In celebration of its 35th year anniversary, Texas Monthly has released a list of 35 people who will shape the future of Texas. Cyclist Lance Armstrong tops the list (no surprise there). Texas Monthly Editor Evan Smith says, via press release, the list “highlighted the people most likely to have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007

    Sic Affair: Evan Smith, Bill Dingus, Tina Benkiser and Tom Craddick

    Just in case you were wondering, yes, Texas politics is still a messy and ethics-challenged affair. The latest hiccup in state politics is a report by the Midland Reporter-Telegram that Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith had a hand in recruiting a candidate to oppose Speaker of the House Tom Craddick. ... More >>

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    July 5, 2007
  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    A Kinky Kind of Campaign?

    Friedman may be just the one to muss up Guv Goodhair's re-election plan

  • News

    July 17, 2003

    Texas Monthly's Bullshit

    The magazine offers yet another favor to a Bush

  • News

    February 4, 1999

    Barney! Biz! Bluebonnets!

    And other signs that Texas Monthly's brain trust doesn't have a neuron left