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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 updates. ___________ Collaboration has always been the most exciting aspect of making music for me. I love…

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January 10, 2019

On the Horizon

A look back at the 2018 ProRodeo season serves as a crystal ball, of sorts, for the new year. The world champions were crowned less than a month ago, with three Texans earning those prestigious Montana Silversmiths gold buckles—all-around titlist Trevor Brazile earned his 24th world title; tie-down roper Caleb…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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September 18, 2018

Family Tradition

It takes a certain spirit to handle the rugged terrain of West Texas. It’s a virtual desert with just enough vegetation to make a decent place to raise livestock. That’s why Marvin McKinley Fisher Sr. moved from Arkansas to Andrews more than a century ago. He passed it along to…

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September 17, 2018

Hey, It’s Your Turn

What is The Texas Optimism Project? The Texas Optimism Project is a sponsored initiative between Texas Monthly and Frost Bank. The project aims to inspire optimism through stories of extraordinary Texans. Are you an optimist? Learn more and take the quiz HERE. Now we want to hear from YOU!…

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September 17, 2018

Your New Gameday Tradition

Shake up game day with these signature Texas tailgate cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka. These drinks will raise your game and show your team pride across the Lone Star State.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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May 14, 2018

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

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 that so many of them, like the ones bought from a “one cut fits all” rack, just don’t. An ill-fitting…

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May 8, 2018

Dallas Neighborhood Search Tips

You’ve narrowed down the main reason why moving to Dallas is a great decision for you and have decided to make the big move but that was the easy part. Now you have the task of finding the best place to live in a large, sprawling metropolis like Dallas-Ft. Worth.

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May 8, 2018

7 Moving Tips to Benefit Your Budget

Let’s face it, it can be a physical and emotional strain to pack up your entire home and move to a new city, and if you’re not prepared, it can also be a financial strain.  Whether you are relocating to Dallas from another state or from another city in Texas,…

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May 7, 2018

How To House Hunt Like A Pro In Houston

Moving anywhere new can be an exciting event, especially if you are moving to Houston. But trying to find a lovely home, in a great neighborhood, can also be a bit daunting (especially if you’re relocating from another city or state).

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May 6, 2018

Moving to Houston? Here are Four Things to Know About the Bayou City

There’s more to Houston than meets the eye.  H-Town offers more than the stereotypical cowboys, cattle, and oil wells. While many small towns across the Lone Star state are home to those things, Texas cities like Austin, Dallas and Houston are more urbane and sophisticated.  If you are planning a…

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May 5, 2018

How to Shop for Energy Plans in Texas

Since the Texas electricity market opened to competition in 2002, many Texas residents have had the opportunity to choose their own electricity provider. Instead of relying on their local utility to provide them with electricity, most Texans can choose from a variety of competitive providers, allowing them to shop around…

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February 26, 2018

Guiltless Pleasures

Everybody loves a good burger, including Texas chefs Tracy Miller and Claire Smith. Watch the videos to get recipe tips from the chefs.

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December 1, 2017

Trinity River Distillery Cocktail Recipe

The leaves are changing and the weather is cooling, which makes this the perfect time to enjoy a holiday-inspired cocktail. Trinity River Distillery’s Silver Star spirits can still be enjoyed year-round, but they might be at their best when you need a drink to warm you up.

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December 1, 2017

Jack Daniel’s Holiday Cocktails

The Jack Old Fashioned Watch how to make it. https://www.texasmonthly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/232765_Social-Jack-Daniels-No_ORIGINAL-1.mp4 The Jack Manhattan Watch how to make it. https://www.texasmonthly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/232764_Social-Jack-Daniels-No_ORIGINAL.mp4   The Tennessee Mule Watch how to make it. https://www.texasmonthly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/232767_Social-Jack-Daniels-No_ORIGINAL.mp4  …

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December 1, 2017

Top 5 Holiday Coffee Tips

Brought to you by Little City Coffee   1. Stock Up Let’s face it, it’s not a fun feeling to wake up in the morning and have to drive to the store to get your first cup before your first cup. 2. Keep it Fresh Freshness is key to…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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June 29, 2017

D&D Elevators

With 20+ ears experience combined in both residential & commercial elevators. We do everything from New Construction, modernization, repairs and maintenance for all types accessibility lifts.

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June 29, 2017

Trex

Based in Winchester, Virginia, Trex Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of high performance wood-alternative decking and railing, with more than 20 years of product experience. Stocked in more than 6,700 retail locations worldwide, Trex outdoor living products offer a wide range of style options with fewer ongoing maintenance requirements…

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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…