Texas GI Hershell Riggs went missing in 1950, but his family never gave up hope he’d come back home.
The richest black man in America made a big announcement during his commencement speech to the graduating class of 2019.
A Houston man visits Austin and is mildly flummoxed by RM 2222.
“Armed only with a mean face,” former sailor and soldier Oscar Stewart became a hero.
A Dallas man knows all about the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. It’s the people he wonders about.
An Austin man notes that the sky is the sky, no matter where you go.
This marsupial on the lam from an exotic wildlife ranch has become the talk of the Hill Country.
Healing a spooked horse takes time, patience, and skill. And maybe a little help from beyond.
He wanted to test the store’s “all leashed pets are welcome” policy.
Sabika Sheikh, a Muslim exchange student from Pakistan with dreams of changing the world, struck up an unlikely friendship with an evangelical Christian girl. The two became inseparable—until the day a fellow student opened fire.
With its mixture of American and Mexican heritage, South Texas does Holy Week like nowhere else.
First of all, it memorializes a parking garage.
Today in weird news in Texas.
Spending Texas Relays weekend with the Hands Full of Cash car club.
A Dallas man’s relations also inexplicably refer to guacamole as “avocado dip.”
A visit to the beloved mega-convenience chain’s first store outside its home state.
An Austin man argues that his spouse’s impressive Texas ancestry should count for something.
Back in January, Texas Monthly’s esteemed advice columnist the Texanist responded to a thought-provoking letter from a native Texan soldier stationed in Afghanistan. The soldier asked: “What would be your top five things to do, see, eat, and drink the moment I step foot back on
A Corpus Christi man pines for the days of two-stepping on those long wooden planks.
Whether I lived in Chicago, Germany, or Dallas, I came to recognize one thing: it’s impossible to leave the borderlands behind.
Plus, self-defense with a scooter.
My father always pampered his pets. So when he fell ill and moved in with us, it was no surprise that his corgi came to rule our home. What I didn’t expect was for Trilby to care for me after Dad was gone.
It's the opposite of a bum steer.
The Bird Bakery CEO talks Texas cravings and rates Armie Hammer as an ”Instagram husband.”
The power of social media. And donuts.
A Texan who spent a quarter of a century in Massachusetts is flummoxed by his former neighbors’ footwear foolishness.
When we put out a call for short-and-sweet notes about our state, you did not disappoint.
A newcomer to East Texas thinks it’s fine to dispatch venomous snakes on sight.
We talked to an expert to understand the Texan typo, for once and forth all.
A new arrival from Colorado wants the true-blue info on the red-meat special.
The missive was part of a 1962 study that attempted to track the flow of ocean currents.
The railway and Marfa are forever intertwined.
Plus, twins born a week apart, and a driving dalmatian.
What does Texas mean to you? Is it ”Dairy Queen on a summer night”? ”Risking everything for a bluebonnet photo”?
When life handed Mary Lee of Magnolia Lee Baking dinosaurs, she made dino-valentines.
What better way to show your love for Donut Taco Palace than with a song called “Donut Taco Palace”?
A newcomer to the state is looking for a cinematic introduction to his adopted home.
Plus, rap from San Antonio, essays from Houston, and landscape photography from across the state.
The Best Thing in Texas: A Scottish Mountain Man Was Rescued—After His Distress Signal Was Picked Up in Houston
70-year-old Ken had been living off the grid for 25 years when he fell ill.
A McKinney man thinks our fearless columnist isn't as sharp as he used to be.
In our February “Love Letters to Texas” collector’s issue, the Texanist takes a walk down memory lane.
Texas Monthly has been giving Texans, both new and old, insights into this exceptional state for nearly half a century. Our February 2019 collector’s issue curates stories from our archives that celebrate the Texas icons and oddities that so many of us treasure, and reflect our love of the state’s
Appreciations by current and former staffers who know them all too well.
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.
When no next of kin could be located, Texans showed up en masse to make sure this veteran’s service was honored at his burial.
A soldier stationed in Afghanistan is looking forward to coming home.
Cancer sucks, but the timing couldn’t have been more fortuitous.
A Connecticut Yankee new to San Antonio’s social circuit is vexed by an invitation’s dress code.
Icons and archetypes that reveal what it means to be Texan.
A Fort Worth man can’t bottle up his confusion any longer.