The Saharan dust brings us hotter days, hazy skies, and nicer sunsets. Read Story
Texas A&M University is now in charge of ensuring that the nation’s nuclear arsenal is functional. Still, system chancellor John Sharp told Texas Monthly, “God help us if you ever have to push the red button, and they go off.” Sharp spoke with Texas Monthly Tuesday in a wide-ranging interview regarding A&M’s recently won stewardship of Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. “This (Los Alamos) is the granddaddy of all labs. This… Read Story
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”Here, everything’s birthday,” indeed. Read Story
On this week's National Podcast of Texas, Andy Langer also speaks with singer-songwriter Radney Foster on his newly recorded “prayer for the border.”
In the inaugural episode of our new Talk Like a Texan podcast, we explore the proper pronunciation of our state nut.
In our podcast, the Houston lawyer argues that Texans should be embarrassed by Paxton's criminal indictment.
Podcast: Andy Langer speaks with the four-star admiral and newly retired chancellor of the University of Texas system about the holiday and the state of our American ideals.
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A couple of well-known local chefs open dual concepts at the same location. Read Story
These tropical drinks are a breeze to make. Read Story
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When a Texas Republican and Texas Democrat drove 1,600 miles together to Washington and live-streamed it, the nation took notice.
Rio Grande Valley attorney Jennifer Harbury explains the nightmares facing immigrants today, whether they gain entry or are turned away.
While that's good news, immigration advocates, fearful of mass deportations, have gotten a judge to issue a stay temporarily halting deportations.
Austin immigration attorney Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch says the system is seemingly designed to use speedy family reunification to pressure parents into deportation.
Ever since Hurricane Harvey wove a path of destruction along the Texas coast in August of 2017, people across the state and beyond have wondered the same thing: what’s been happening in Port Aransas? The answer comes in loud and clear to visitors the moment they drive off the ferry and onto the island: Port A is back. Read Story
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James Jackson, a Lockhart native, cooks up tender brisket and juicy Kreuz links—plus some New Mexico touches.
Three large red letters caught my eye at a busy intersection in El Paso, and I knew I’d found the new home for Desert Oak Barbecue. “BBQ” is the only thing written above the door, but it stands out amid the strip center clutter. It’s a big step up from…
Every other week, Daniel Vaughn compiles the latest in barbecue news and unearths a few surprises. Here’s the roundup for June 22–July 5.
The talented Andrew Samia finally gets a pit of his own at this new joint on Mission Road.
Pappas is embracing craft barbecue with dishes like deep-fried brisket crab cakes.
Darlie Routier has been on death row for five years now, always insisting that she didn't kill her sons Devon and Damon. And as her lawyers prepare to head into court yet again, new information about her case raises the possibility that she may have been telling the truth all along.
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A Houston man knows that the Carolina Reaper will cause him pain. He’s worried that it might cause him real harm, too.
After almost a decade in New York City, Hayden Lasher, the celebrated handbag designer and great-grandniece of fashion icon Henri Bendel, has returned to her hometown of Houston with her husband and young daughter. While they renovate a house in Tanglewood, she is spending time in her…
The reasons why our state reptile—and beloved playmate for generations of young Texans—is so hard to find these days.
No disposable containers on the river? No problem.
Contrary to popular belief, optimism is neither intrinsic nor a passive disposition. In fact, optimism—choosing to look favorably at what’s possible in any situation—is a choice, a way of seeing the world, an active approach to living life that has real and tangible benefits. We know this trait well in Texas, and at Texas Monthly. Are you ready to put optimism to work for you? Read Story