The filmmaker turned novelist revisits the city of his youth, in all its pain and glory.
For years, the great folklorist convinced many scholars and activists that the vaunted “Texas Man of Letters” was an anti-Mexican racist. Maybe it’s time to reconsider that judgment—as Paredes himself eventually did.
Over the years, Texas Monthly’s most celebrated voices have written about the places that shaped them, from the Panhandle to the border. We revisit some of the classics.
Though the city’s Tricentennial Commission has thus far been a dismal failure, creative residents have found a way to celebrate their complex history and promising future.
My family and their hometown helped change LBJ’s views on equal rights. Did his later policies change the reality for those in South Texas?
What are the best Texas books ever written? Here’s my list—now let the sparks fly.
Tejanos at the Alamo.
My daughter is only two, but I’m already planning to teach her what it means to be a Texan—and a Tejana.
Searching for the legendary past—and the cosmic future—in my old river city, San Antonio de Béjar.
Today my grandfather is buried in a family plot in Laredo. But to understand who he was and what his family was like, you have to know the story of his first burial, seventy miles away and nearly twenty years earlier.
James Carlos Blake’s latest novel explores the sins of the grandfather.
A trip through South Texas in search of the ghosts of borders past—and a vision for what comes next.