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Texas Monthly

November 2020

Texas Monthly has been the authority on the Texas scene since 1973, covering music, arts, travel, restaurants and events with its insightful recommendations. Above all, Texas Monthly provides its readers with a magazine of the highest editorial quality, a standard that has earned it 10 National Magazine Awards, the industry’s most coveted prize.

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the age of quinn mason

Thirteen years ago, a class of fifth graders filed into the library of Onesimo Hernandez elementary school, in Dallas, for a short Career Day presentation—a tradition that inspires often unpredictable reactions in the under-twelve set. As the students settled into their seats, the Dallas Opera Orchestra’s principal oboist, Rogene Russell, smiled at the squirming audience and began to play her instrument. Straight away, an eleven-year-old boy blurted out the name of the work, as naturally as if it were basic arithmetic: “Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony!” he said. Russell was surprised that a youngster recognized the piece; she did this sort of thing in schools across the city, and she’d never seen a kid with such familiarity. For the remainder of the performance, the boy announced each piece as she played. “Prokofiev!”…

1 minutos
three good reads

Memorial BRYAN WASHINGTON (RIVERHEAD BOOKS, OCTOBER 27) Narrated in alternating sections by Mike and Benson, a mixed-race couple living in Houston’s Third Ward, Washington’s first novel explores love, forgiveness, estranged parents, and the power of meals to connect people. (In addition to penning fiction, Washington frequently writes about food for the New Yorker.) The story picks up soon after the two men have a fight; Mike flies to Osaka to visit his dying father, leaving Benson to manage his own father’s worsening alcoholism. Like Lot, Washington’s acclaimed 2019 debut collection of Houston-set short stories, Memorial brims with subtle moments that reveal its characters’ humanity and passion. —Richard Z. Santos Running NATALIA SYLVESTER (CLARION BOOKS) A pivotal moment in Austin writer Sylvester’s inspiring young adult novel Running involves actual running. Fifteen-year-old Cuban American Mariana Ruiz finds herself reluctantly…

8 minutos
for rural texans: a virtual doc in a box

The nine-foot-tall kiosk tucked into a corner of the sheriff’s office in the small town of Cameron looks something like a supersize photo booth. Eleven feet long and more than seven feet wide, the bulky structure—essentially a robotic doctor’s office—was built to address a crisis that Milam County has faced since its only two hospitals abruptly closed two years ago. If locals embrace the kiosk, others like it could be deployed throughout rural Texas, where many communities have similarly lost critical access to health care over the past decade. Joyce Dalley, a 78-year-old resident of Rockdale, midway between Austin and College Station, was one of the first to try out the telehealth station not long after it was installed in July. Dalley worried that her lack of technological savvy would prove…

1 minutos
welcome to battleground texas

On November 3, voters across Texas’s 254 counties will select a U.S. senator, 36 other members of Congress, a railroad commissioner, 7 state court judges, 8 members of the State Board of Education, 150 members of the state House, 16 members of the state Senate, and an enormous number of local officials: county attorneys, justices of the peace, and community college trustees. No state stages so grand a pageant of democracy. ¶ National politics … well, as you know, that’s a mess right now. A pandemic, a recession, endless wars, a deeply unpopular president, an often uninspiring challenger, and looming constitutional crises. There’s upheaval in Texas too. Republicans have controlled the Legislature and all statewide offices for almost two decades. Democrats have a chance to take back the state House,…

21 minutos
elephant tricks

On paper, at least, Genevieve Collins would seem to be an ideal recruit for the Thirty-second Congressional District, a swath of Dallas and its suburbs that has long been a Republican stronghold. She’s young (34), well funded, and a native of the area who graduated from Highland Park High School and Southern Methodist University. She works at an education technology firm owned by her father, Richard Collins, amega-wealthy Dallas investment manager and lavish GOP donor. A former college athlete who walks with a swagger, she possesses the toothy verve of a woman who has never encountered failure. Collins is aiming to unseat Colin Allred, avoting rights lawyer and former line backer for the Tennessee Titans who worked in the Obama administration before capturing what was thought to be a safe Republican…

25 minutos
don’t call them the sleeping giant

If you ask him to check a box, Peter Guzman considers himself a Democrat. Yet though he is now thirty years old, he has voted only twice in his life. In 2008, as a senior at McCollum High School on San Antonio’s South Side, where he and his family have lived for several generations, he heard an assembly lecture about the importance of voting. Inspired by the talk, and having just turned eighteen, he voted for Barack Obama, since the charismatic senator from Chicago was promising change. Over the next eight years, even as Obama went up for a second term, Peter didn’t think too much about politics; he voted one more time, in the 2014 district attorney’s race in Bexar County, because some friends were working on the challenger’s successful…