Q: Dear Texanist, I am a recent transplant from Big Sky Country, having arrived this past March, and was until fairly recently enjoying my first summer in my new home of Houston. I was aware that Texas warmed up in the summertime, but I now feel wholly unprepared. How the hell does one deal with this oppressive and unrelenting heat? Wesley Tiller, Houston A: Welcome to Texas, Mr. Tiller. And,… Read Story
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On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, Andy Langer speaks with the magician and entertainer behind Scam School and The Modern Rogue.
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.
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The Army chose Austin, citing its entrepreneurial culture and incentives from UT.
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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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Every other week, Daniel Vaughn compiles the latest in barbecue news and unearths a few surprises. Here’s the roundup for July 12–July 19.
Ray Ramirez fell in love with Texas BBQ and started an underground L.A. barbecue joint before they were cool.
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.
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.
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