May 6, 2021

Independence Brewing Co.

Independence Brewing Co has served the independent thinkers and drinkers of Texas since 2004, making it the second oldest production brewery in Austin.

May 6, 2021

Brite Side Seltzer from Community Beer Co.

Community Beer Co., a local favorite in Texas bars, restaurants, and alcohol retailers, brings their award-winning brewing expertise to Brite Side, an exciting and unique approach to hard seltzer.

May 6, 2021

Bell’s Brewery

If you have friends from the Midwest who like beer, they've probably talked about Two Hearted Ale.

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April 19, 2021

Introducing From Texas With Love

Texas Monthly is the proud media sponsor Carrie Rodriguez’s new video series, “From Texas With Love”. Learn about the project from Carrie below and check back here for new episodes.From Texas With Love: Carrie Rodriguez and Emily Gimble, Episode 1 From Texas With Love: Carrie

December 20, 2018

Texas Triumphant

Championship Saturday at the National Finals Rodeo featured a wide range of emotions, from the giddiness of 24-year-old Hailey Kinsel to the teary goodbyes of Trevor Brazile to the remembrances of loved ones lost in 2018 for Caleb Smidt.All three Texans earned those coveted Montana Silversmiths gold buckles while in

December 13, 2018

Practice Makes Perfect

A regulation basketball court is 94 feet long, 50 feet wide. Now, imagine those dimensions with rounded corners, a floor filled with dirt and 17,000-plus screaming fans.That’s the National Finals Rodeo, the sport’s grand championship that hosts the very best in the game from each season. Other than dirt, steel

November 29, 2018

Wrangler Network

In December 2013, upon discovering that there was a void for live rodeo coverage in the western marketplace, Wrangler Jeans launched the Wrangler Network. The first and only free rodeo and western lifestyle digital platform that offers 24-7 content to all.As the go-to resource for all things

November 27, 2018

Winning the Great White North

Before he met his fiancé, Richmond Champion only ventured north of the border for a few large Canadian rodeos each year.Then Paige Lawrence entered her life. From the tiny burg of Kennedy, Saskatchewan, Lawrence was living in Calgary, Alberta, when the two began dating. That’s when Champion, a four-time National

November 16, 2018

Love and Rodeo

Working or competing at every large rodeo in the United States is a magnificent feat, and it’s one that John Gwatney is proud to have on his resume.He has been decorated for his knowledge in the sport. A man who has competed in every event inside the arena, he now

November 1, 2018

Family Competition

Gold may be a rare commodity for many, but a couple of cowboys in Decatur own it in a bushel basket.Between them, Trevor Brazile and Tuf Cooper own 27 world championship gold buckles. They are great ropers, great horsemen, great cowboys and the faces of the ProRodeo.They’re also brothers-in-law and

October 16, 2018

Bucking Brothers

Neither Jacobs Crawley nor Sterling Crawley can remember the first time they were horseback; they were just too young.“They have pictures of us in diapers leading horses,” said Sterling Crawley, 27, the youngest of the bronc riding brothers who grew up in Ennis and graduated from high school in Stephenville.

October 4, 2018

Begin Again

Just as the Earth revolves on its axis, the rodeo world is cyclical. One season begins before another ends.In ProRodeo, the 2018 regular season concluded Sept. 30. The qualifiers to the National Finals Rodeo are securing their final arrangements to compete in the sport’s grand championship, held inside the Thomas

September 6, 2018

Carr Creations

Legends aren’t just born, they’re bred, and the proof can be seen all over the Pete Carr Pro Rodeo ranch in Athens.“I started off with zero animals, and I had to build by buying the right animals,” said Carr, a Dallas-based livestock producer who has been recognized as one of

September 6, 2018

Champions Wear Wrangler

Wrangler Jeans began with the purpose of creating denim that was durable enough for real cowboys. Flash forward to over a hundred years later and that’s still a standard the brand holds true. Wrangler Cowboy Cut jeans were built to the specifications of top rodeo athletes with the necessary comfort and

August 30, 2018

September Reign

Most professional sports have a playoff system to decide who will play for the world championship.Rodeo has Texas in September.Those are the final few weeks of the rodeo season, the time for cowboys and cowgirls to secure their place at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the sport’s 10-round grand finale.

August 22, 2018

Twisting Sister

Her hair is golden and mane blonde, and what she holds underneath is a tremendous machine.Her name is Sister, a 7-year-old palomino who has set the barrel racing world on fire along with her talented young jockey, Hailey Kinsel of Cotulla.“I’ve always wanted to be a professional barrel racer,” said

August 8, 2018

French Cowboy

Evan Jayne’s isn’t a typical Texas dialect.His has a distinct flavor, aged over his 36 years on this Earth and containing a heavy clove of his French raising and the last two decades in the Lone Star State. It has been bathed by bucking horses and years spent on the

July 26, 2018

Wrangler Knows Rodeo

Since 1947 Wrangler has been the premier outfitter of rodeo culture. It all started with celebrity tailor “Rodeo Ben” Liechtenstein, who designed Wrangler authentic Cowboy Cut jeans. The styles were quickly adopted by professional rodeo hall of famers Bill Linderman, Freckles Brown, and Jim Shoulders, who would all go

July 24, 2018

Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede has history that dates back more than a century, and it has a rich heritage that goes on beyond its years.This year will be the 13th that the winners of the tournament-style rodeo will earn $100,000. Over that time, more than a dozen champions have Texas addresses.

July 9, 2018

Cowboy Christmas

Hectic. Mayhem. A blast.That’s Cowboy Christmas in a nutshell. Richmond Champion uses those words to describe the series of lucrative Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association events around the Fourth of July holiday. Champion is a bareback rider from The Woodlands. He’s qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo three times.“For roughstock

June 25, 2018

Q&A with Sage Kimzey

Sage Kimzey made his first million at age 22, eight seconds at a time on the backs of bucking bulls, to become the youngest millionaire ever in rodeo. A Wrangler Ambassador, Kimzey is now 23 and aiming for his fifth consecutive world championship bull riding title. He’s also relocated from

June 21, 2018

Summer Rodeo Season

Buckle up, Buttercup: The 2018 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association season is hitting its summer stride with enough rodeo action for every cowboy and cowgirl in the United States.  More than 600 rodeos—including 85 in Texas alone—comprise the PRCA season, which spikes from June to September.Along the way and in the

May 14, 2018

How Indochino Offers Custom Suits at Off-the-Rack Prices

(function() { var s = document.createElement(‘script’); s.type = ‘text/javascript’; s.async = !0; s.src = ‘’; var d = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0]; d.parentNode.insertBefore(s, d); })();It’s hard to move with confidence in a suit that doesn’t fit you. More than any other piece of clothing, a suit is meant to fit—the issue is

Energy |
October 13, 2017

It’s Energy Action Month

October is National Energy Action Month, and has been since 1991. It marks not only a national effort to highlight how central energy is to our national prosperity, security, and environmental well-being, it is also a time to re-focus our own efforts on ways we can conserve and use less

Energy |
October 9, 2017

Exactly How Smart is Your Smart Meter?

In Texas, Smart Meter deployment first started in 2008 and smart meters were almost fully deployed in the state by the end of 2012. This change from the older analog meters to the wireless digital meters provided many benefits for customers. But what are those benefits and how can your

October 5, 2017

Texas Monthly’s Top 5

Texas Monthly staff recently scoured through an archive spanning 44 years to select their five all-time favorite articles. Revamped for the digital age, these stories will be unlocked each Monday over the next five weeks at unique times. Make sure to check in each week to see what stories made

Energy |
July 28, 2017

How To Tame Your Home’s Energy Vampires

No, we’re not talking about that micro-managing boss or your reason-resistant teenager – although they certainly are experts at draining your energy. Here, we’re going to identify those household appliances that – if left plugged in while turned off -- can make paying your electric bill more painful than a

Energy |
July 11, 2017

The ‘Why’ & ‘How’ of Understanding the Energy Grid

Do you know who your energy provider is? Did you know you have a choice? After all you send them money every month to keep the electricity flowing. But what’s the process behind that flow? Enter the Texas energy grid, which is a combination of the generation, transmission and distribution

Energy |
June 26, 2017

Electricity Reform in Texas

 Thought Leaders Connect On June 8, Direct Energy hosted an exclusive breakfast discussion, moderated by Texas Monthly, sharing results from a recent study “Electricity Reform and Retail Pricing in Texas,” conducted by Rice University’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy.Influential energy business leaders were welcomed by Direct Energy’s Executive Vice

Energy |
June 23, 2017

Saving on Texas Electricity – Every Weekend

Planning to host a barbecue for your friends? Save it for the weekend. Look for an energy plan that offers free weekends so that you can power your Texas home, with no added supply charges, and enjoy that sizzling barbecue. With free electricity supply on the weekends, you can

Energy |
June 19, 2017

The Hidden Perks of Texas Electricity Providers!

With the Texas summer just around the corner, you can expect hot days and that could mean higher, more expensive energy bills. Which means that it may be time for some Texans to scour the competitive energy market to find a more competitive monthly rate. However, before you start looking

Energy |
June 7, 2017

5 Tips for Understanding Your Electric Bill

For years, I was one of those “get the electric bill and just pay it” people, not bothering to dig into the details. But a recent move to a new residence and curiosity how my energy costs might change prompted me to do some digging. What I discovered would save

News & Politics |
April 20, 2017

Nine Ways Texans Can Honor Earth Day All Year

Earth Day began in 1970 as a way to raise awareness about the links between pollution and public health, and it continues to be celebrated annually on April 22. Every year, knowledge about the environment – and efforts to protect it -- have grown and today, around the globe, more

Energy |
March 9, 2017

Paying Energy Forward

Ever been in line at Starbucks, stepped up to pay, and learned that the gentleman in front of you bought your latte? Maybe it’s an iced latte during the Texas summers, but this type of thing happens, folks. There’s no doubt that Texas boasts hospitality, manners, and we love to

March 1, 2017

Best Ethnic Cuisine in Houston

Though it’s only the fourth most populated American city, Houston recently surpassed New York City as the most racially and culturally diverse metropolis in the nation. A product of the city’s diversity is an abundance of ethnic food. If your palate is adventurous and you’re thinking about making Houston your