Recent rains may have some fooled, but the costliest drought in the state's history still grips Texas.
Rising beef prices make cattle rustling incredibly lucrative, with animals fetching up to $1,000 per head at sale barns.
And it will affect the steak-loving citizens of the state, as beef prices could jump up to ten percent this year.
Bad as the current drought is, it has yet to match the most arid spell in Texas history. Nearly two dozen survivors of the fifties drought remember the time it never rained.
A Texas researcher is working to fight citrus greening by using bacteria-fighting genes found in spinach.
Testing this "thing" and & maybe an ampersand
This blistering summer has left Texas drier than a piece of gas station jerky. It was so hot that planes couldn’t take off from airports and train tracks were bent out of shape. And while Governor Rick Perry prayed for a downpour to end the drought, officials in Llano turned…
Goode grew up on a ranch in Damon, where he now runs an artificial insemination business. He travels the country collecting DNA for a U.S. Department of Agriculture research project on mad cow disease. Back in the seventies, my dad learned to artificially inseminate cows by reading a book and…
To hear John Poindexter tell it, he’s one of the good guys—a faithful steward of his West Texas land and therefore a worthy bidder for 46,000 acres of Big Bend Ranch State Park. But sometimes having your heart in the right place simply isn’t enough.
Eight years ago, 42 people in the West Texas town of Roby—7 percent of the population—pooled their money, bought lottery tickets, and won $46 million. And that's when their luck ran out.
It’s the nation’s biggest spread within the confines of a single fence—more than eight hundred square miles extending across six counties. So it’s fitting that the family feud over its future is big too. And mythic.
After thieves stole his daughter’s horse, deputy U.S. marshal Parnell McNamara didn’t make a federal case out of it. Instead, he rounded up a group of old-style lawmen and lit out after them.
The time is ripe, and so are the chiles: This tiny, homey town in New Mexico is the ideal spot for a fall weekend getaway.
PITY THE POOR COWMAN. all his life he has been told to raise bigger and better cattle. More meat on the hoof meant more dollars in his pocket—which is why Texas ranchers have turned away from smaller British breeds like Angus and Hereford in favor of heftier continental breeds like…
Roberts County landowners are battling to save the Ogallala Aquifer—;and what remains of heir agrarian past.
Dealing drugs along the border is a risky, illegal business—unless you happen to be one of the nine Texans licensed to sell peyote.
Trash collectors are not necessarily garbage men.
At the Fort Worth stockyards, cattlemen buy and sell amid the last vestiges of the Old West.
There are two ways to raise chickens: the right way and this way.
The pioneers who came to tame the West met their match in the land of Giant.
Try the house wine; I made it with my own feet.
Oh bee, where is thy sting?
Living in the country is all you ever wanted—and probably more than you bargained for.
A grain of truth about the high cost of food.