Kathryn Jones


Brownsville to Laredo on U.S. 83 and Mexico Highway 2

Vintage jukeboxes, puffed tacos, a deserted village—and a vision of Tom Landry.

Old-Fashioned Texas

Texas is changing before our eyes, but fried pies, drive-in movie theaters, and other vestiges of earlier days are all around. To find these treasures, we risked life, limb, and cholesterol count-and had a blast from the past.

Business • Sanjiv Sidhu


Place in the Heart

When you fall in love with a piece of land in Texas, you quickly learn that it changes. And it changes you.

MULTIMEDIA • John Romero

Game Boy.

Briscoe’s Bounty

Dolph Briscoe used to govern Texas. He still owns a bigger piece of it than any individual in the world.

Shrinking Giant

Once more than a million acres, the Matador Ranch is today a fraction of that size. How it got from there to here is the story of Texas ranching.

Raymond Nasher

His artful gift to the city of Dallas ensures his legacy.

“I’ve Written Enough Fiction”

So says Larry McMurtry, Texas’ best—and best-known— novelist. But that doesn’t mean he’s giving up literature altogether; in fact, his days are quite booked.