John Morthland


A Big Hit

How Nolan and Reid Ryan are Expressing themselves in Round Rock.


From Poltergeist to the Steel Eel, Texas has five of the nation’s best new roller coasters. And they’re all a scream.


Simple wooden crosses in Terlingua, carefully delineated stonework in Jefferson: Five great graveyards that run the gamut.

Johnny on the Spot

Country singer Johnny Rodriguez has had a career full of highs and lows, but with a murder trial looming, his lowest day may be yet to come.

EDUCATION • Diana Natalicio

Diversity U.

Music • LeAnn Rimes

Little miss hits.

The Kids Are Alright

Fourteen-year-old country prodigy LeAnn Rimes is singing a Blue streak. But she’s not the only Texas teen tearing up the music scene.

Music • Kirk Franklin

The voice of God.

No Smoking

Welcome to Llano, the real barbecue capital of Central Texas. The proof is in the pit.