Architecture

Lost Texas
‘Lost, Texas’ Offers a Glimpse of Fading Small Towns

May 29, 2018 By Charley Locke

Texans are no strangers to long drives. Whether cruising from Mission to South Padre Island to spot great kiskadees, from Turkey to Lubbock while blasting Waylon Jennings, or catching the remote vistas from Marfa to Chinati Hot Springs, Texans often get to…

The Queen of Cool

Jul 26, 2017 By Lauren Smith Ford

Liz Lambert's hotels have a stunning, often imitated style. But where does the trendsetter get her ideas? We asked her.

Home Is Where The Art Is

Nov 30, 2016 By Daniel Singer

Charles Stagg walked into the woods and decided to build something. Now, four years after his death, his daughter and grandson are trying to preserve his masterpiece.

Objects of Our Affection

Oct 21, 2016 By Jordan Breal

An armadillo incense burner. An Andy Warhol self-portrait. The keys to the Alamo. Who knew what startling treasures you could find without ever leaving the state?

Valle de los Caidos cross
Cross Ways

Sep 23, 2016 By Jonny Auping

A pastor at a Corpus Christi church is on a mission to build “the largest cross in the Western Hemisphere.”

Texas Castles: The Early Years

Oct 23, 2015 By John Nova Lomax

Although we trail such medieval wonderlands as Spain, Bavaria, and Wales in castles per square mile, Texas is studded with crenellated, turreted strongholds, ranging from the kitschy to the magnificent.

Houston parks
Green Acres

Sep 17, 2015 By Mimi Swartz

How did smog-breathing, gridlock-prone Houston become the newest natural wonder of the urban world?

How Much for the Biggest Mansion in Texas?

Feb 6, 2014 By Dan Solomon

It's got a veranda with seating for 450 people, a two-story closet, and a bowling alley. It's on 25 acres and the mansion itself is 48,000 square feet. And nobody really knows what it's worth. 

Change of Art

Jan 24, 2013 By Michael Ennis

Just over forty years ago, Texas was the kind of place dismissed as hopelessly provincial and culturally mediocre. But then came the Kimbell Art Museum.