Texas Monthly Editor Steps Down

Evan Smith, the editor-in-chief of Texas Monthly, announced on Friday that he will be stepping down from the magazine’s helm. Smith started at the magazine 17 years ago and became editor in 2000. Under his leadership, the magazine produced a mountain of great narrative journalism and aced out the glossies back east to win two National Magazine Awards for General Excellence. Smith is leaving to work at Texas Tribune, a non-profit media organization. Bidding his staff adieu in a letter, Smith wrote, “We've entertained, enlivened, and enlightened a generation of Texans, always showing them and the state they (and we) love a proper level of respect but never once flinching from telling the truth about the problems we face and the people responsible for them.”