Q: Can you settle a recurring argument my husband and I have been involved in for the last thirty years? It has to do with the great Bob Wills song “Big Ball’s in Cowtown.” My husband says that the song is “A Big Ball in Cowtown,” and that it’s about a big ball, or big party, in Fort Worth, and I say it’s about a Cowtown visit by a celebrated… Read Story
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Current Issue: May 2018
From News & PoliticsSee All
Texas’s political leaders were up in arms about a federal land grab in North Texas, but mostly remain silent about another potential land grab in South Texas.
Listen to the first episode of our new series, which takes you into the minds of some of Texas Monthly's great writers and editors.
At the same time, a majority of Texans polled oppose the idea of building a border wall.
More than half of those in a new survey lack an opinion of Beto O’Rourke, but he’s still tied with Cruz.
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Inspired by several pilgrimages to the Lone Star State, the owners of Madrid's New York Burger invited me to try their "brisquet."
In her new cookbook, the Austinite offers up recipes sourced from local restaurants, from pig skin noodles to chorizo potato pizza.
With a Southern-inspired menu, John and Elise Russ draw diners from all over the city to their neighborhood eatery.
Chefs Rico Torres and Diego Galicia have earned national acclaim for their newfangled takes on age-old dishes.
Native Nicki Longoria offers up her favorites from before the city’s big culinary boom.
Meet the 22-year-old hooker who, with her fellow “massage therapists,” scandalized Odessa
Brandon and Denise were not like other people. They were smarter, more introverted. They adored computers, playing games online at three in the morning with people in Finland. When they and other hard-core techies moved to Walden, a Houston apartment complex with the fastest residential Internet connection in the world, it seemed like a wired paradise. For a while, it was.
On March 31, 1995, South Texas came to a standstill as the shocking news spread that the hugely popular Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez had been shot and killed in Corpus Christi. Fifteen years later, the people who knew Selena best recall the life and devastating death of a star who touched us all.
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A Tulsa woman thinks the king of western swing had a raunchy side. Her husband isn't buying it.
Soul man: El Paso's Tomasso Arditti has crafted custom, high-end boots for many famous feet.
The Amtrak train offers a way to revel in the expanse of Texas.
On our latest ‘National Podcast of Texas,’ the writer talks about the ‘Hap and Leonard’ series, East Texas, and his greatest fear. Plus, Jessica Dupuy on Texas wines. Read Story