With its industry reeling, the Fort Worth–based airline giant is quietly betting that diminished competition will keep passengers coming—even as they grumble about the carrier’s poor service, late arrivals, and the jam-packing of its flights amid the pandemic.
An exclusive excerpt from Jessica Goudeau’s ‘After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America.'
The Hill, located in the West Texas desert, stirs visitors to confront what they cannot comprehend.
(And get rich doing it.)
Put your feet up and settle in for our favorite longform of the year.
America’s wealthiest black person is a tech investor with an eye for value.
The president and CEO of Houston’s Episcopal Health Foundation has some bold ideas for retooling our medical system.
From gymnast Simone Biles and Houston mayor Sylvester Turner to political megadonor Tim Dunn, here are 31 Texans who are changing the way we think about politics, education, food, philanthropy, and, well, pretty much everything else.
The Rackspace founder is turning his attention to civic development—with very fast results.
The CEO of Austin’s WP Engine says her company doesn’t look like most tech outfits—and that’s one reason it’s so successful.
Is Thomas J. Henry an unrepentant huckster, or is he a righteous warrior for the little guy? Can he be both?
Where to eat, drink, and play once you venture outside the park.
Let us help you get through the hottest months of the year.
Five decades ago, Myrtis Dightman broke the color barrier in professional rodeo and became one of the best bull riders who ever lived. But his imprint on the sport was only just beginning.
The rock star’s most essential music, from his earliest influences through his biggest hits to the artists he’s influenced himself.
After Aliah Hernandez was brutally beaten in a New Braunfels motel room, her attacker walked away free.
Eleven years ago, the man who topped the charts with ‘The Joker’ and ‘Rock’n Me’ took a thirteen-year-old guitarist and would-be songwriter under his wing. Eleven years later, he’s still teaching me lessons on how to be an adult.
A harrowing journey through Houston’s health care system offers an inside look at why so many women are dying after giving birth.
In 2014, Russell Bonner Bentley was a middle-aged arborist living in Austin. Now he’s a local celebrity in a war-torn region of Ukraine. His journey reveals a troubling development in Putin’s information war.
This month, we have reimagined Texas Monthly’s design, both in the magazine and online.
As an eighteen-year-old immigrant to the U.S., Franklin Chang Díaz dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Now, decades after tying the record for most spaceflights, he might be the best bet to get us to Mars.
Ours is a land of resourceful, imaginative, inventive, and self-reliant people. It has always been this way.
From our forty-third governor to the unofficial fishing guide for Caddo Lake, we lost a lot of great Texans this year. Here are the people we’ll miss.
Everyone from the novice to the aficionado can get something out of the city's festival of drink (just pace yourselves, please).
A dedicated carnivore wonders how to handle his wife's request to lead a meat-free existence in 2018.
A Dallasite wonders how something so tasty, so filling, and so pre-Christian came to be a holiday staple.
The popular Laredo citizen journalist faces two felony counts of misuse of official information. But media law experts question if she’s done anything wrong.
The Houston Texans owner nabs sixth place, for saying of his players’ decision to kneel during the National Anthem: “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.”
The El Paso congressman is waging a long-shot campaign to prove a Democrat can win in Texas.
This year, virtually everyone embarrassed themselves—and the rest of us.
The former Austin couple renovate a 1934 building in quiet Bertram to showcase their new line of furniture.
Selecting the Bum Steers can be a bit of a drag. That's why this year we're supplementing our list with something a bit more upbeat.
The Austin-based office captured third place for the botched investigation of state representative Dawnna Dukes.
The outgoing congressman takes eighth place for his refusal to face the truth about climate change.
The East Texas congressman takes seventh place for his wack-job debut as an infographic creator.
Returning to my devastated hometown, I found my friends and family putting on a brave face in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
In recent months the West Texas oil town has smelled, in one resident’s words, like ”a dog’s anal gland.” And no one is 100 percent sure why.
The debut album from Austin's Kalu & the Electric Joint brings some international flavor to the Live Music Capital of the World.
If these historic landmarks could talk . . . from scandals and ghosts to famous guests, they’ve seen it all.
The craziest headlines you might have missed over the past month.
Texas football made the former ’Friday Night Lights’ actor a heartthrob. Will a Texas tragedy make him a bona fide star in 'Waco'?
Nigeria has never participated in the Winter Olympics. University of Houston grad Ngozi Onwumere may soon change all that.
Our lieutenant governor, for his eagerness to squander his power, waste our time, and drag Texas politics into the bathroom, is our Bum Steer of the Year.
As his first term in the U.S. Senate comes to a close, Cruz is already gearing up for the next big election.
The Mistress of the Elements occupies second place—for being really, really mean to Texas.
The eight infamous Steers celebrated elsewhere in this package had a lot of company this year in our hall of shame. Here are another fifty or so Texans deserving of some ignominy.
The celebrated Plano novelist on how the Columbine massacre and growing up in ”The Suicide Capital of America” influenced his new book, 'Oliver Loving.'
Landing in fourth place, the state government’s also-ran loyal opposition, for going missing in action, year after year.
In fifth place: the excitable radio host, for saying so many crazy things that his unsuccessful and very public child custody battle wasn’t the most embarrassing thing that happened to him this year.