Wes Ferguson, a Senior Editor for Texas Monthly, is the author of The Blanco River (Texas A&M University Press, February 2017) and Running the River: Secrets of the Sabine (Texas A&M University Press, 2014). A 2019 inductee in the Texas Institute of Letters, he is a former Managing Editor of Texas Highways, the official travel magazine of Texas.
His article “When Angels in America Came to East Texas,” from the November 2019 issue of Texas Monthly, was a finalist for a 2020 National Magazine Award in Feature Writing from the American Society of National Magazine Editors.
Wes has edited and written for several newspapers and magazines, covering Bigfoot sightings, business, crime, environmental issues, and backyard wrestling. He also briefly taught snow skiing in Australia.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he worked for The Daily Texan, Wes grew up in the Piney Woods community of Liberty City, outside Kilgore, and got his start at The Flare, the student newspaper of Kilgore College. In addition to his writing for Texas Monthly, Wes is working on a book about El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail.