My cat was a fearless hunter who stalked the countryside—until she squared off with a rattlesnake.
A New York man wants to know everything there is to know about Texas toast.
A Dallas man who grew up in East Texas isn't sure his home region actually exists.
A Kaufman man vacationing in the Volunteer State hears a claim about the Texas flag that just can't be true. Can it?
An Odessa woman is still working her way through her private Dublin stash.
Remembering "The Alamo" through souvenir shot glasses, John Wayne toilet paper, and the family that brought the 1960 classic to Texas.
An irate truck owner may need to take a long, hard look in the rearview mirror.
Welcome to chunking territory.
The “ridiculous scroll” didn’t top the structure until after the Battle of the Alamo.
An El Paso man thinks he's got a good candidate for Texas History Month. Is he right? Yes, but . . .
A pronunciation investigation involving two Bowie men known for living large.
One of the last markers of the Houstonian dialect dates back to the Southern Pacific Railroad.
A New Braunfels man thinks that Texas's oldest dance hall deserves a little more respect.
A Wichita Man is Curious About Our Occasional Habit of Jumping a Highway Ditch.
It's better than good—at least if you're talking about cotton quality.
In the midst of a cold, wet winter, an Abilene woman longs for the dog days of August.
Prepositionally, you can go over or out to Abilene—depending on where you're coming from.
A Texas Tech undergrad makes the case for the breakfast taco's not-so-poor relation.
A 39-year resident of Houston is gearing up for his first experience of the greatest road trip Texas has to offer.
The West Texan has sold more art than Picasso.
A California transplant wonders if the Texas Rangers exist only on the small screen.
A Flatonia man thinks Tim McGraw can afford a better looking cowboy hat
A showcase of the Texas spirit during Hurricane Harvey.
Understanding the fear and determination that faces us at the edge of youth.
Our editor-in-chief on the making of the May 2017 issue.
A heart surgeon leads his city to the forefront of medical innovation.
On the coast, nothing is permanent.
Breaking ground— and betting big—on a doomsday community for the rich.
A struggling community forges a life for itself against the odds.
A filmmaker’s effort to share stories from her home turf, one female-directed movie at a time.
Twenty years ago, a brown-skinned boy was shot to death near the Rio Grande. What fate awaits my own son?
A group of young activists reclaim the language and words that have been used to define them.
How a civic-minded, cowboy-themed party came to represent an identity that’s not so easily split.
The truth hurts, as historians discovered when they broke the news that Crockett surrendered.
The great trail drives head for the last roundup.
Brann becomes a casualty in his own war with the Baptists. Texas Collection of Baylor University“In the year of our Lord, 1891, I became pregnant with an idea. Being at the time chief editorial writer on the Houston Post, I felt dreadfully mortified, as nothing
All Hallows Eve, which descends from the grand Celtic festival of the dead, was stirring up a cauldron of supernatural activity long before kids started donning costumes to harvest candy from the neighbors. But, alas, for some time, Halloween and the belief in spirits of the departed have
In Marfa, a big night out means one thing above all: the cumbia.
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
Once a year, a San Antonio congregation relives Jesus’ last days—and leaves the cellphones at home.
“I get to see things other people don’t get to see.”
Big Tex will be back. Sadly, we cannot the say same of Larry Hagman, Darrell Royal, Amarillo Slim, Leslie, and the many other Texans we lost in 2012.
It’s not just another roadside attraction—here’s to a lasting monument of Texas kitsch.
It spelled the end of the open range and the beginning of modern Texas.
The King Ranch saga: how one family conquered, tamed, loved, toiled on, and fought over a great piece of Texas.
Some people call it a quartoseptcentennial, or a septaquintaquinquecentennial (seriously), but you’d better save your breath. You’ll need it on this wide-ranging 6,000-mile voyage commemorating Texas’s 175th birthday. It starts in Glen Rose, ends in Austin, and stops along the way at 175 places that tell the story of the
What was so special about Mance Lipscomb’s dentures?
The laid-back Texas way of saying howdy on the road.
Bolstered by his favorite phrase, my son Mark faced life with grace, dignity, and good humor. I knew he’d face death the same way.
It’s big, it’s fast, it’s powerful, it eats gas, it’s the Suburban.