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?
A dispatch from Hurricane Harvey's landfall.
A truck-driving woman meets a Jetta owner at a Ray Wylie Hubbard concert.
The story of Hurricane Harvey, as told by 28 Texans who helped their state through its darkest hour.
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?
Scott Kelly on what freaked him out—and what drove him crazy—during his record-setting year on the International Space Station.
The Texanist generously shares his world-famous dove recipe.
We lost a lot. But there are some things we’ll never lose. Texas will be okay.
Why the remarkable heroism displayed by my fellow Houstonians will be required for years to come.
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.
We asked readers to share their images and experiences from the storm of the century. Here’s what they saw.
Would they let their kids play? Would they play again themselves? How do they think about the game today? Their answers might surprise you.
Alonso Guillen died an American hero—even if many didn’t think of him as an American.
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.
When emergency aid passed by for bigger cities, the residents of one small town came together to save their community.
Houston publicist Dutch Small was in Georgia when Harvey hit. But that didn’t stop him from helping.
It's known as "the Texas stop sign," but can the Illinois chain really claim the Lone Star State?
The health of the state’s favorite sport, by the numbers.
Texas used to be a quarterback wasteland. Now the state turns out more ace QBs than any other state. Here’s how.
In minor league football, the battle is about a lot more than moving the ball downfield.
A small Texas border town defies a crackdown on immigration.
The most exciting Cowboys team in a generation was built, not bought—and that has made all the difference.
A chat with the Dallas doctor in charge of the country’s most ambitious study of traumatic brain injuries among student athletes.
Being a good football fan means being able to find optimism no matter the circumstance.
The shale boom and the end of a decades-old export ban have put the Port of Corpus Christi on the global map. Finally.
Two books from Texas authors chronicle the investigation of a Zeta commander who laundered millions of dollars in drug profits through the intense world of American quarter-horse racing.
Returning to the place where she began her career, Linda Livingstone looks to repair the university’s reputation.
Texas writer Attica Locke rolls out the first of a series of books set along Highway 59.
Several of my colleagues have pointed out that tucking your jeans into your boots looks ridiculous. I disagree.
The Texanist addresses contentious BYOMeat gatherings.
A New Yorker thinking about moving to Austin says one thing is holding her back: flies. The Texanist weighs in.
How the straight-talking, coyote-shooting, tobacco-chewing John Sharp has led a bonanza at Texas A&M.
The Tarahumara of northern Mexico became famous for their ability to run incredibly long distances. Now, they’re running for their lives.
The greatest Texas songwriter you’ve never heard of is a 72-year-old grandmother from Lubbock. This is her story.
"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."
Some of the craziest headlines you might have missed over the past month.
Has the old-fashioned beer joint given way to noisy sports bars?
A tale of love and loss on the Plains.
A Longhorn gives the Aggies their due.
Can you really overdo Tex-Mex? And how to cope with lowdown bleeping tackle crooks.
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.
Lyndon B. Johnson conducted the nation's affairs under the Cabinet Oak. But is the three-hundred-year-old tree a goner?
Growing up in a Whole Foods family.
Pronghorn were almost perfectly fitted to the West Texas landscape. And then people started building fences.
It was the best of covers, it was the worst of covers.
How Alex Jones's custody trial turned into a case about his credibility.
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.
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.
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.
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.