They overcame politics, poverty, isolation, and Old Aggies to make Texas A&M the state’s academic powerhouse.
Itchy eyes, sore throat, runny nose: It must be allergy season. But what causes allergies? How do you pick a doctor? And what’s the best treatment? An in-depth look at an affliction that’s nothing to sneeze at.
This month, more than 150,000 fans will pack an enormous new venue near Fort Worth to watch the state’s first major stock car race. Clearly, NASCAR is on the right track in Texas.
Thought the competition between Texas cities was over? Until my daughter was born in Dallas and a friend’s was born in Austin, so did I.
After fifty years of traveling the Southwest, ranch photographer Frank Reeves left behind a vast body of work and unforgettable portraits of the cowboy’s way of life.
If U.S. officials put an end to illegal trips across the Rio Grande at Boquillas, the enchanting border town will find itself caught between countries and cultures. Of course, that’s where it has always been.
Two former high-level administrators at Texas A&M may have acted unethically—but that doesn’t make them criminals.
New restaurants in Dallas and Houston are serving up authentic interior-style Mexican dishes that turn the tables on Tex-Mex.
After nearly sixty years of collecting information on multiple births, Helen Kirk of Galveston has an obsession of umbilical proportions.
With his resounding voice and striking appearance, Austin’s Malford Milligan stands out in a sea of Texas soul singers.
Whether playing for the luckless Houston Astros, running the world-champion New York Yankees, or confronting racism, Bob Watson has always stepped up to the plate.
The Texas Observer could be on its last legs (again).
San Antonio mayor Bill Thornton likes to talk about the future, but he’s still a politician of the past—and so is everyone who’s running against him.
Why Texarkana’s Truman Arnold is in the thick of a scandal over Democratic fundraising.
The career of Austin young-adult writer Rob Thomas is going through a growth spurt.
Texas City lives on, fifty years after the infamous explosion.
What did Roy Orbison drink compulsively, and who called him the world’s greatest singer?
Farrah play. Plus: Remembering the forgotten people.
Walnuts, Gorgonzola, and chutney make for an upscale fish dish at the Grape in Dallas.