Ted Cruz Should Expect to Be a Prop for President Trump in Houston

Oct 22, 2018 By R.G. Ratcliffe

If the past several weeks are any indication, when President Trump rallies the Republican base for Ted Cruz Monday night at the Toyota Center in Houston, Cruz will be little more than a prop for Trump. And that might not be good news for the junior Texas senator. Today is the first day of early voting in Texas, which has come to make up more than half of the turnout in… Read Story

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BBQ Fest Weekend '18

The Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas have all been invited. Come see who will be smoking at this weekend of ‘cue!

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November 3-4, 2018

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Austin, Texas

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Oct 18, 2018 By TM Promotions

A list of Texas shops that give back to the communities they serve and the people who make their products, curated by the Texas Optimism Project. Read Story

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I Believe I Can Fry

Jan 20, 2013 By Katy Vine

How a mild-mannered database analyst from Dallas became the undisputed king of extreme competitive deep-frying in Texas—which is to say, the world.

Soldiers of Misfortune

Jan 20, 2013 By Robert Draper

For as long as the U.S. military has patrolled the border in search of drug smugglers, there has been the possibility that an innocent civilian would be killed. The government insists the chance is worth taking. Tell that to the family of Ezequiel Hernandez, Jr.

When the Sky Ran Dry

Jan 21, 2013 By John Burnett

Bad as the current drought is, it has yet to match the most arid spell in Texas history. Nearly two dozen survivors of the fifties drought remember the time it never rained.

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By Pamela Colloff

At 11:48 a.m. on August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman began firing his rifle from the top of the University of Texas Tower at anyone and everyone in his sights. At 1:24 p.m., he was gunned down himself. The lives of the people who witnessed the sniper’s spree firsthand would never be the same again.

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Texas Optimism Project

Jul 3, 2018 By TM Promotions

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