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Pamela Colloff | Texas Monthly

texasmonthly.com — Pamela Colloff is an executive editor at Texas Monthly and has written for the magazine since 1997. Her work has also appeared in the New Yorker and has been anthologized in Best American Magazine Writing, Best American Crime Reporting, Best American Non-Required Reading, and Next Wave: America's New Generation of Great Literary Journalists.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @vian_nguyen: Anyone who's sad @serial is over should do what I'm about to & dig deep into @pamelacolloff's @texasmonthly archives http:…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @vian_nguyen: Anyone who's sad @serial is over should do what I'm about to & dig deep into @pamelacolloff's @texasmonthly archives http:…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @vian_nguyen: Anyone who's sad @serial is over should do what I'm about to & dig deep into @pamelacolloff's @texasmonthly archives http:…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @vian_nguyen: Anyone who's sad @serial is over should do what I'm about to & dig deep into @pamelacolloff's @texasmonthly archives http:…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @vian_nguyen: Anyone who's sad @serial is over should do what I'm about to & dig deep into @pamelacolloff's @texasmonthly archives http:…

Gambling In The Casino

texasmonthly.com — One of the enduring idiosyncracies of Texas politics is that behavior that would easily raise concerns over corruption in many states is legal, normal, and even encouraged, as when legislators argue that their concurrent business interests give them expertise rather than conflicts of interests.
Dec 18, 2014

As always, @EricaGrieder has smartest take on 21CT scandal: "Cronyism is probably fine. Inefficiency is intolerable": texasmonthly.com/burka-blog/gam…

Dec 18, 2014

Emerging takeaway from the #21CT scandal: cronyism is one thing, but inefficiency is intolerable texasmonthly.com/burka-blog/gam…

The State of Texas: December 17, 2014

texasmonthly.com — Seeing that old car you sold a while back driving down the road is a bittersweet sight. Seeing that former vehicle serve as a mobile anti-aircraft gun carrier by Islamists in Syria has to be the weirdest feeling ever.

The Greatest Lawyer Who Ever Lived

texasmonthly.com — Legal disclaimer: "Salty language" doesn't begin to describe the words Jamail uses in this piece. If you read on, which we recommend, and find yourself offended, you will have no appeal. Joe Jamail should not have as much going on as he does.

Hannah Overton Will Be Home For Christmas

texasmonthly.com — Tonight, Hannah Overton-whose case has been chronicled extensively in Texas Monthly-walked free after serving seven years of the life sentence that she was handed by a Corpus Christi jury in 2007. Hannah was arrested in 2006 after Andrew Burd-a four-year-old foster child whom she and her husband were in the process of adopting-mysteriously died of a rare case of "salt poisoning."
Dec 18, 2014

RT @MaryPLowry: Journalist @pamelacolloff and @texasmonthly again make major progress in justice for the wrongfully convicted texasmonthly.com/story/hannah-o…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @MaryPLowry: Journalist @pamelacolloff and @texasmonthly again make major progress in justice for the wrongfully convicted texasmonthly.com/story/hannah-o…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @MaryPLowry: Journalist @pamelacolloff and @texasmonthly again make major progress in justice for the wrongfully convicted texasmonthly.com/story/hannah-o…

Dec 17, 2014

RT @ContrarianDave: Best news I've heard in a long time. Hannah Overton is out of jail, home for Xmas! Amazing work by @pamelacolloff texasmonthly.com/story/hannah-o…

Dec 17, 2014

RT @ContrarianDave: Best news I've heard in a long time. Hannah Overton is out of jail, home for Xmas! Amazing work by @pamelacolloff texasmonthly.com/story/hannah-o…

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How to Earn a Bum Steer Award

texasmonthly.com — As a feminist, someone who believes that men and women should be treated equally, I had no problem with the selection of Wendy Davis as Texas Monthly's Bum Steer of the Year. As a journalist, I would have had qualms picking anyone else.
Dec 17, 2014

How to Earn a Bum Steer Award | Texas Monthly texasmonthly.com/burka-blog/how… (In retort to Andrea Grimes of RHRealityCheck)

Dec 17, 2014

Texas Monthly responds to @AndreaGrimes' column on the Wendy "Bum Steer." Good commentary by both. texasmonthly.com/burka-blog/how…

Dec 17, 2014

RT @TexasMonthly: Of course, we invite thoughtful criticism of our Bum Steer cover. But just to clarify why we named Wendy Davis...txmnth.ly/1wh6f3J

Dec 17, 2014

RT @TexasMonthly: Of course, we invite thoughtful criticism of our Bum Steer cover. But just to clarify why we named Wendy Davis...txmnth.ly/1wh6f3J

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THE BEST: Speaker Joe Straus

texasmonthly.com — This was the year joe Straus' supporters had been waiting for. After two sessions in which he was an often passive presence on the dais, this year he finally quit presiding over the House and figured out how to lead it.
Dec 17, 2014

@Ross_Pollack makes sense. I got a primer because of this write-up, which uses both Straus's and Straus' texasmonthly.com/lists/best-spe…