Heightened security measures along the border—including a dramatic increase in personnel and highly sophisticated military equipment—have made that part of our state resemble a war zone. As violent clashes with Mexican citizens increase, a crucial question emerges: Who will hold the U.S. Border Patrol accountable?
On a sweltering Monday in August 1966, Charles Whitman climbed to the top of the University of Texas Tower and began shooting pedestrians below, killing eleven people and forever altering the lives of many others. In this excerpt from her new novel, Elizabeth Crook reimagines the day that changed everything.
How did rapper Bun B become Houston’s unofficial mayor?
Hill Country glamping in the ultimate tent for two.
One family’s journey into enchanted enchilada land.
A father-daughter duo chase history in Texas’s grand Canyon.
Tracking down that elusive beach weekend of your dreams.
Strolling for hours through the Southwestern city that got away.
An extended Big Easy debauch by way of Amtrak’s Sunset Limited.
Finding peace and quiet behind the pine curtain.
Glitzing it up around Big D (as in, “Downtown”).
A tour of the city’s rich musical legacy (and some two-stepping).
Fishing for solitude—and trophy trout—in a coastal idyll.
Unwinding in Mexico’s fertile crescent of arts and crafts (and moles).
A carefully designed, kid-friendly romp through a historic city by the sea.
Recovering at a luxurious (and kid-free!) adult summer camp.
That's what summer boils down to: Thirteen opportunities to rip up your Friday-to-Sunday routine and go in search of adventure on the high plains. Or utter Relaxation along a languid East Texas river. Or cooler climes inthe historic heart of santa fe. Or the tastiest red enchiladas in El Paso. Or . . . well, you get the drift.
Our estimable advice columnist on euphemisms involving the word "hay," A&M's unaptly named yearbook, and meat preparation preferences.
As a teenager I thought a quick paint job would help my family blend in to our white suburban neighborhood. Now I'm glad it wasn't that simple.
How Comcast SportsNet Houston could doom the Astros. A cautionary tale.
Mimi Swartz on how the rise of our cities will lead to a new kind of government.
Energy reporter Russell Gold gives us a reason to give a frak about fracking.
With support from the Legislature, SpaceX may soon be launching rockets from Texas’ southernmost beach. That doesn’t mean a few nature lovers aren’t still ready to fight.
Tejanos at the Alamo.
Can JFF save the Texans?
RIP Robert Strauss.
How did Robert Jeffress turn Dallas’s once-declining First Baptist Church into a vibrant megachurch? Certainly not by pussyfooting around.
What to hear, read, attend, and look at this month to achieve maximum Texas literacy.
Some crazy stuff went down in the past thirty days. Here are a handful of headlines you may have missed.
Tom Sterne makes waves in the Gulf.
Add some spice to that next pool party.
Catch a day game, snag a foul ball, and yes, go for that third hot dog.
The setting and wine list may be sophisticated, but down-to-earth French fare gives Austin’s La V everyday appeal.
From The Pastry War, Houston.