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How to Drive 85 Miles per Hour

Mar 23, 2015 By Texas Monthly and Pamela Colloff

The fastest road in America does not cross the Mojave Desert or the big sky country of Montana. Instead, it cuts through an unexceptional stretch of farmland southeast of Austin, where the posted speed limit on Texas Highway 130 jumps to 85 miles per hour. The so-called Texas Autobahn…

Drive a Pickup Truck (or Don’t)

Mar 23, 2015 By Texas Monthly and Paul Knight

I promise driving a truck won’t help you create any ties to your new state’s rural roots, but spending one day on a city street, sharing it with trucks like mine, may help you understand that practicality doesn’t have much to do with being a Texan at all. 

How to Survive the Summer

Mar 23, 2015 By Texas Monthly and Skip Hollandsworth

When I was a teenager growing up in Wichita Falls, which is regularly hailed as one of the hottest cities in the state (and sometimes the country), I spent my summers smelling like roadkill. The moment I stepped outside my house, sweat began sliding like syrup down my back.

Texas History in 601 Words

Mar 23, 2015 By Texas Monthly and Mimi Swartz

The story of Texas can be reduced to one sentence: somebody has something somebody else wants and will put up a fight to get. In the beginning, these fights were over land. The Spanish explorers came here in the 1500’s; ignoring native peoples, they claimed a vast region that…

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Nov 19, 2014 By TM Promotions and Texas Monthly

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Master of the Senate

Nov 5, 2014 By Texas Monthly and Erica Grieder

The next lieutenant governor is a former radio shock jock who became one of the most conservative members of the Legislature. How will Dan Patrick act now that he is one of the most powerful officials in Texas?

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