He serves popcorn with panache.
That’s the holiday spirit, y’all.
Heather Schaefer saw a desperate Facebook plea. Six months later, she had two new members of her extended family—and one less kidney.
2022 was an up-and-down year—well, maybe more downs than ups—but Texas, as ever, brought out the best from scatological artists, beastly athletes, game-show brainiacs, natural-born nature lovers, and costumed Samaritans.
Houstonians Dr. Peter Hotez and Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi have created a COVID vaccine that’s saving millions of lives in developing nations.
Barbara Yarbrough has taught and volunteered in Midland since segregation—and has won national recognition at age 87.
Gregg Popovich, of the San Antonio Spurs, became the winningest coach in NBA history, but that’s just one of several eye-popping facts from his extraordinary career.
The CrossFit athlete and #GirlsWhoEat impresario stole the show at the annual Rogue Invitational in Round Rock.
Spurs legends past and present reminded residents that they haven't been forgotten in the months since the shooting at Robb Elementary.
There was crying in baseball after a Pearland pitcher beaned a Tulsa batter on Tuesday. What happened next might restore one’s faith in humanity.
For Demauriae Bennett, turning fourteen has never looked better.
“It really is one of the greatest wildlife-conservation successes of our time here in Texas.”
A road trip from the Midwest to Austin culminated in Matt McKinney on bended knee in the pit room of the most famous joint in Texas.
Harini Logan claimed the top spot last night, making her the seventh Texan spelling bee champ in the last ten years. T-E-X-A-S!
An all-time-great game seven offers a hint of how high Luka Dončić and the Dallas Mavericks can fly in the 2022 NBA playoffs.
At the World Food Championships’ Final Table last weekend, Dallas College student Preston Nguyen took the top prize.
Corpus Christi's Roberto Ruiz elaborates on his Twitter-beloved plan for a half-crimped, half-open taco that won't deposit guisada all over your lap.
San Antonio’s Briana Saldaña brought her A-game (with a little help from Kelly Clarkson).
Elgin's Riley Leon survived a harrowing encounter with a tornado. Now the community is getting him back on his feet.
Philadelphia Eagles safety Anthony Harris flew to Austin to help lift the spirits of eleven-year-old Audrey Soape on a difficult day.
Fermat’s last theorem went unsolved for more than 350 years—and the role of the Tyler oil heir who funded its 1994 solution was largely unknown until this week.
Tiffany Kersten saw 726 species in 48 states, setting a new record for the mind-boggling achievement birders call a Big Year.
This is a reunion we all can shellebrate.
2021 may not have been the best of times, but thanks to countless kindly Texans, it didn’t always feel like the worst either.
After a tragic crash killed Andrews High band director Darin Johns, it was unclear if the school’s ensemble would perform in the town’s Christmas parade—until it got a lot of help.
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.
A bar decreed “All I Want for Christmas Is You” non grata, and the queen of Christmas isn’t happy about it.
Houston is 2-0 in the MLB postseason with local furniture magnate Mattress Mack's "Rally Nuns" in attendance.
The Dallas-raised comedian brings his six-year project to a close (and raises thousands for charity).
Composer Justin Sherburn drew on his own experience to write ‘Texas Workforce Commission Hold Music,’ which the agency officially adopted this week.
With an Elle Woods–inspired application video, Lindsay Perry bested the competition for a paid position living, learning, and drinking on a California winery.
Most Texans miss Whataburger when they leave the state. Not many of them are in a position to open their own.
Orion Jean has also donated 100,984 meals and 619 toys, making the rest of us look lazy.
A West Texas oasis, the world's largest spring-fed pool has been closed for the better part of three years.
When a batch of rainbow cookies led to a canceled order, people opened their wallets to support the East Texas shop.
A photo of the Mavs' past and present superstars during Dallas's win over the L.A. Clippers captured an NBA passing of the torch.
The Bearkats are the state’s first FCS winner since the tournament began, and its first NCAA Division I champ since the University of Texas in 2005.
One of the rarest birds in North America is making a comeback.
We’re not crying, you’re crying.
Bow down to the greatness of the Vaqueros, who are the best in the nation (again).
Celebrities and regular folk alike came together to offer hot food, clean water, and warm beds.
“If the country can have a chuckle at my expense today, I’ll accept it," he says.
It's a simple victory in an extremely complex story.
He’s visited the Alamo, waited in line at Franklin Barbecue, and cheered on the Astros (virtually).
Not everything that happened last year was terrible. Here are a few reasons we kept hope alive.
During a very tough year, no Texas CEO did more—for customers, students, and voters.
In Harris County, two public officials fought off legal challenges to hold a successful election in the middle of a pandemic.
The Best Thing in Texas: Detroit Lions Fans Are Donating to Deshaun Watson’s Charity to Thank Him for the Whupping He Gave Their Team
The Lions have been mired in mediocrity—but Deshaun and the Texans may have helped break the fever.
The Best Thing in Texas: Hundreds of People Are Knitting Tiny Sweaters for a Hairless Possum in Lubbock
Are possums ugly? Not when they’re wearing tiny purple sweaters, they’re not!