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The state’s top offerings, from Willie and Merle in New Braunfels to the wild, wild West in San Antonio
One winner will receive a three-day, two-night adventure getaway for two in Albuquerque, New Mexico.Enjoy a two-night stay in one of Nativo Lodge’s beautiful new artist’s rooms. View Albuquerque, the stunning Sandia Mountains, and the Rio Grande from the sky on a hot-air ballon ride with Rainbow Ryers.
Every day more than a thousand people move to the Lone Star State. Lucky enough to be a new arrival? This crash course will get you thinking, eating, and talking like a native in no time. (Lucky enough to already be a native? You’ll be reminded of all the reasons
Few things make Texans happier than a full tank of gas and an open highway. You’ve got a lot of ground to cover, but I propose you start with these four trips, each originating at Brady, the geographic center of Texas. You’ll be saying “y’all” and offering the hi sign
You can spend your whole life trying, but this will do in a pinch.
But they did get to Texas as fast as they could (which is to say, within the past five years). Meet eighteen recent transplants to the state’s three fastest-growing cities.
If you’re new to the state, there’s a good chance that you snickeringly regard the phrase “Texas literature” as a contradiction in terms. Well, wise up, wise guy: Texans have been writing memorable books about their state for a long time. So if you have some questions about the city you’ve
Oh, the endless arguments about Texas music. But don’t feel the need to master it—no one really can. Instead, here are ten songs to help you hold your own at almost any party.
One thing is for sure—a Texan knows what’s for dinner and where to get it. But if you’re new to the state, check out these iconic restaurants.
A word about these four destinations: most native Texans visited them on their elementary school field trips. They are essential, so if you haven’t seen them yet, you’d better get cracking. Just remember, this is only the start.
To gain pop culture literacy, you could spend a long weekend taking in works produced for the big screen (Giant, Dazed and Confused) and the small box (Lonesome Dove, Friday Night Lights). But the quicker route would be an afternoon surfing YouTube. Search for the terms below, but don’t blame us if you end up falling down a
A guide to three great Texas museums.
It rhymes with “sexist” and “Lexus.”
Having grown up on the South Side of San Antonio, I know that the Spurs aren’t just a team, they’re a way of life. To show my support, I did what any fan would do: make like Bashō and pen five haikus, one for every NBA title.
Head west on FM 170 through an astounding wilderness of shallow canyons, ancient riverbeds, and craggy limestone hills.
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
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.
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.
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 included
An ode to the national sport of Texas.
Born and bred in Houston, the 33-year-old tour de force is the world’s greatest performer—and arguably its most famous Texan.
True Texans stock up with more than Topo Chico and Big Red.
The art of cooking it just right.
Texans LOVE their tacos. Versatile, portable, and quick to wolf down, tacos are made with either corn or flour tortillas. In their different styles, you can trace more than half a century of Texas’s Mexican-food history.
Saturday morning—yes, Saturday morning—is meant for feasting on brisket and sausage at Snow’s, in Lexington.
The state’s top offerings, from gangsters in sixties-era Austin to broncobusters in present-day Houston.
The state’s top offerings for a musical spring break, from a moving Elliott Smith tribute in Dallas to a dazzling production of “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat” in Houston.
The state’s top offerings, from paying tribute to Mexican baseball players in San Antonio to commemorating International Women’s Day in Houston.
The state’s top offerings, from flying sky-high in Austin and big, bold ideas in Dallas to the dark side of toys in Tyler.
The state’s top offerings, from James McMurtry’s latest album to something else your heart will likely desire.
See a live version of “Copper Canteen,” a song off of James McMurtry’s latest album, filmed and recorded in Los Angeles last fall.
The state’s top offerings, from taking a trip down the Tunnel of Love to taking a trip to Valentine for Valentine’s Day.
The state’s top offerings, from a glorious trip down the rabbit hole in Austin to toasting the Oscars in Big D.
The state’s top offerings, from what infinity feels—and sounds—like to another reason to commemorate February 2 that doesn’t involve any groundhogs.
The state’s top offerings, from a punk rock icon in Austin to a different kind of hunting in Canyon.
One winner will receive a three-day, two-night stay for up to 4 occupants at the Jaynes Gang Ranch Guest Home in Orchard, Texas to be fulfilled by Exclusive Genetics Bucking Bull Games. During your stay, you can join ranch workers and bull trainers to learn the business
Winner will receive a two-night stay in luxurious accommodations provided by the new Sheraton Mesa Hotel. Prize also includes a Grand Canyon or Apache Trail tour for two from Detours Arizona, a hot air balloon ride for two from Rainbow Ryders, and a Queen Creek Olive Mill Culinary
The state’s top offerings, from seeing Jay Duplass in the flesh to seeing sky high out West.
Despite all the exits and entrances around him, House speaker Joe Straus plans on staying right where he is.
The state’s top offerings, from paying tribute to Dr. King and his methods of nonviolence to paying tribute to the fallen heroes of 9/11.
The state’s top offerings, from the best chefs in the Twitterverse to brunching it up gospel-style.
A highly subjective list of our favorite songs of the year.
Revisit (or devour for the first time) Texas Monthly’s fifteen most-read longform stories of 2014.
The state’s top offerings, from reveling in Georgia O’Keeffe’s Texas works to ringing in the new year with the Ronettes.
The state’s top offerings, from a Christmas comeback to Christmas Zombies.
The state’s top offerings, from a partridge in a pear tree to twelve drummers drumming and everything in between.
Hey, Senator Davis! Congratulations! The results are in, and you and the Democrats won by a landslide!
The state's top offerings, from a book reading full of quirky drawings and even quirkier words in San Marcos to a giant tamalada in San Antonio.
The state's top offerings, from the magical theramin to the merry Mercado de Paz.