Articles

The Year of Jen Hatmaker

Oct 4, 2017 By Courtney Runn

The Texas evangelical leader landed herself in hot water over comments about the LGBTQ community. But the blowback prompted a bigger discussion: What does it mean to be an evangelical today?

Why Hurricane Harvey Will Happen Again

Sep 21, 2017 By Tom Foster

Don’t blame Samuel Brody, the professor who’s been warning for years that Houston was at risk for a Harvey-style flood, if he’s feeling a tinge of vindication. Now, will anyone listen to his suggestions for what to do next?

Chasing Escobar

Sep 9, 2017 By Cat Cardenas

Javier Peña, as a character, was popularized through the Netflix series 'Narcos.' But the story of the real Peña—who lives in San Antonio—and his quest to end the reign of Pablo Escobar is bigger than a screen.

DACA
The Searcher

Sep 5, 2017 By Michael Hall

Alonso Guillen died an American hero—even if many didn’t think of him as an American.

Creature From the Green Lagoon

Sep 4, 2017 By Laura Beil

Caddo Lake is being consumed by the world’s most monstrous weed. Herbicides, kitchen strainers, and even blowtorches have failed to stop it. Now a local band of volunteers is making a last-ditch effort to save these treasured wetlands.

The Drug Runners

Jul 25, 2017 By Ryan Goldberg

The Tarahumara of northern Mexico became famous for their ability to run incredibly long distances. Now, they’re running for their lives.

Port Aransas
Seeing the Body

Jul 24, 2017 By Rachel Pearson

"When I returned to Port Aransas during my last year of medical school, I began to look at my hometown through an entirely different lens."

Jo Carol Pierce
Bad Girls Get Old

Jun 26, 2017 By Jason Stanford

Thirty years ago, Jo Carol Pierce turned her Lubbock upbringing into a sublime musical about sex, suicide, and Jesus. Now 72, she's ready for her third act.

Saving the Cabinet Oak

Jun 26, 2017 By Wes Ferguson

Lyndon B. Johnson conducted the nation's affairs under the Cabinet Oak. But is the three-hundred-year-old tree a goner?

The Purest Type

Jun 21, 2017 By Sterry Butcher

Pronghorn were almost perfectly fitted to the West Texas landscape. And then people started building fences.

The Return of Jefferson Davis

Jun 5, 2017 By David Courtney

Over a year after its removal from the University of Texas at Austin's Main Mall, the controversial Jefferson Davis statue has found a new home on campus.

Prosecutors Race to Keep Angel-of-Death Behind Bars

May 25, 2017 By Peter Elkind

Texas is scheduled to release Genene Jones, a former nurse and suspected serial killer of children, early next year. Today, prosecutors in San Antonio moved to prevent her release, bringing a new murder charge against Jones in connection with the death of a child 35 years ago.

Welcome to the Green Machine

May 25, 2017 By John Nova Lomax

My son was jobless, directionless, and apartmentless. So when he decided to join the Army, we were just glad he was out of the house. What we didn’t know was just how much the military would change him—and us. 

Wave Goodbye

May 24, 2017 By Alex Hannaford

For decades, Matagorda Bay has been a favorite spot for Texas surfers. The response to a recent spate of drownings might put an end to that.