For fifteen years, my 2005 GMC Sierra has, through good times and bad weather, taken me to every corner of Texas. It might be time to say goodbye, but it won’t be easy.
One of the most inspiring subjects I’ve met in five decades of interviews is Diane Rose, an acclaimed quilter who sees life through the eye of a needle.
Founded in 1946, the Shelby Store is a relic of what retail once was for many small Texas communities.
Joey Sanchez and Eric Maier are behind the Blue Tile Project, a movement to locate and restore the original tile street signs across the Bayou City.
As they emerge from the pandemic, some of the state’s least socially distanced venues are welcoming more couples than ever before. But it’s not all orgies.
Staghorn ferns aren’t easy to grow in Texas, but for nearly half a century, through storms and generations, my family has kept ours alive.
Plan your next road trip, work out, and binge-watch with our staff’s help.
Dinah Bowman is a world-renowned artist specializing in a fish printing technique. The results are rich, textured, and colorful. You have to see it for yourself.
From her studio near the Chihuahuan Desert, Alice Leese paints what it feels like to be out on the ranch.
W.R. Dallas has been crafting western furniture since 1929. The company’s iconic pieces have appeared everywhere from Hollywood films to hotel chains.
Plus: a Motown dance party and an existential visit to West Texas.
A pair of Texas Monthly writers chronicle an emerging scene that would end up defining a city and changing American music forever.
As it turns out, even the best films and TV shows about the Lone Star State have their share of gaffes. (Yes, even ‘Lonesome Dove.’)
Plus, a woman finds unidentified ashes in a Goodwill urn, and a Houston driver leaves a barbecue grill unattended in his truck bed.
Philadelphia Eagles safety Anthony Harris flew to Austin to help lift the spirits of eleven-year-old Audrey Soape on a difficult day.
Small-town locker plants, lifelines for rural Texans for generations, have vanished from parts of the state. Christy Miller’s company is an exception.
Just How Hard Is It to Draw the Shape of Texas? Pretty Hard, According to the “Ugly Texas” Instagram.
The account pokes fun at the many misshapen depictions of the state, from tattoos and murals to pies and furniture.
Fighters in one of the state’s newest sumo clubs, in Dallas, want the sport to keep growing—without losing the traditions that define it.
Listen to the unforeseen collaboration between Shakey Graves and Trixie Mattel.
How a simple, two-chord song written by an Iowan became (clap clap clap clap) our unofficial state anthem.
‘Blood and Money’ has it all: new oil money, an equestrian heiress, a handsome plastic surgeon, River Oaks mansions, and gossip-worthy trials.
A transplant from California wades into an age-old culinary debate.
Archaeologists are uncovering new clues at a canyon where ancient Texans once hunted bison en masse.
Plus, a homeowner sets a Christmas light show to Lil Jon and fishers get rescued from a Lake Amistad sandbar.
A writer learns the hard way—the hardest way—that in Texas the answer is: not much.
Tiffany Kersten saw 726 species in 48 states, setting a new record for the mind-boggling achievement birders call a Big Year.
A Fort Worth woman wants to know why we honor the bluebonnet and the pecan tree, but not the strudel or the sopaipilla.
Cod this story be any stranger?
Texas Monthly remembers Chester Rosson, a longtime staffer and resident gentle soul.
‘The Power of the Dog,’ featuring Dallas-born Jesse Plemons, is well worth your time.
This is a reunion we all can shellebrate.
Kids in Dallas have been going to see him for more than thirty years, but now, because of the pandemic, he's coming to them. He tells us how it's going, which toys are popular, and what to leave Rudolph on Christmas Eve.
Twelve tamales steaming, eleven Longhorns losing . . . and thirty to fifty feral hogs.
Once eaten by woolly mammoths, and later used by Indigenous Texans and settlers for its sturdy wood, this strange plant has spread from Texas across the country.
When a grown-up son visits for the holiday, a mom takes what she can get.
Plus, a woman in Temple threw her soup at a restaurant employee.
An El Paso woman is looking for the finest example of Lone Star holiday musical jollity. But can there only be one?
The Upshaw family has preserved their history and traditions since the 1870s. Now, amid deaths and other departures, family members worry for their land’s legacy.
The only limit to where it can be played is your imagination.
Performing death-defying trapeze stunts in drag, he shocked Parisian audiences.
Members of the Chin ethnic group have found good jobs in the oil fields, and many are voting Republican.
As an impressive quantity of hot, steaming blood poured over my bare hands, I wondered how I, a vegetarian for most of my life, had ended up here.
The celebrated Fort Worth writer and entrepreneur spent most of his life in exile from his home state. But it never lost its grip on his imagination.
Texas experts share their best advice on emergency kits, weatherizing your home, connecting with neighbors, and more.
Students, many of whom go on to work in food science, train by spending as much time as possible in a meat locker studying beef carcasses.
Plus, a Lubbock couple found their chihuahua hidden in their suitcase at the airport, and other head-turning stories.
Good luck finding a Texan who’s lived a more complete football life than Westlake High School coach Todd Dodge. Now in his final season before retirement, the six-time state champion is looking to add one more trophy to his mantel.
A longtime San Antonio resident is thrilled—but puzzled—by the presence of monk parakeets in her hometown.
A bar decreed “All I Want for Christmas Is You” non grata, and the queen of Christmas isn’t happy about it.
Olivewood Cemetery is the resting ground of many Houston trailblazers and an important piece of the history of the African diaspora.