Joe Holley, a columnist for the Houston Chronicle and a retired editorial writer, was a 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist for a series of editorials on gun control and Texas gun culture. A former editor of the Texas Observer and a staff writer for the Washington Post, he’s the author of six books, including Hometown Texas, a collection of his weekly “Native Texan” columns, and Hurricane Season: The Unforgettable Story of the Houston Astros and the Resilience of a City. A native Texan, he and his wife Laura live in Austin. His most recent work is Sutherland Springs: God, Guns, and Hope in a Texas Town.
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