Advocates say that granny flats, mother-in-law suites, cat mansions, or—as one couple built—sex dungeons can add affordable housing stock without changing the streetscape.
The Texas Blockchain Council aims to stop a new federal requirement that its members disclose how much electricity they’re pulling from the grid.
A Houston company’s vessel returns America to the most remote portion of our state for the first time since 1972.
Last week, the novel use of AI technology to suppress Democratic voter turnout prompted investigations by federal and New Hampshire officials. The Texas company under scrutiny has a colorful history.
Transactions like this week’s $26 billion Diamondback-Endeavor deal signal a changing of the guard.
Tyler-based New Hope Energy and the petrochemical industry are bullish on the technology, but critics say it’s a distraction from the pressing need to reduce our use of the material.
Since taking over the American-Statesman in 2019, Gannett has steadily slashed staffing and budgets. Sensing opportunity, new media players are expanding into the market.
An auction this week will privatize the federal supply of the strategically important gas.
'Everyone wants a T. Rex,’ says Casandra Sowards, lead sculptor at Allen's Billings Productions, a leading maker of animatronic dinosaurs.
Claude Cooke loved the oil and gas business—and worked to address some of its shortcomings.
Severe freezes have brought the state’s once-booming olive oil industry to its knees. But passionate farmers keep hope alive for solutions.
Deploying “DeWi” technology, Really Wireless will offer hosts cash, plus free service for transmitting their broadband to nearby cellphones via rooftop radios.
Seven months after its official debut, a billionaire-funded media start-up just fired its editor and top investigative reporter. What’s next for Houston Landing?
An overseas nonprofit brought journalists to Port Arthur to expose their homeland to the environmental effects of our state’s fossil fuel exports.
Eddie Velez's father went to prison for selling marijuana when Velez was a child. Now, Velez sells legal cannabis for hemp and CBD products.
With $2.5 million in federal grants, Amtrak and TxDOT will study adding passenger rail in Texas.
If Occidental Petroleum acquires CrownRock, the right-wing Midland oilman could become an even bigger power broker—in Texas and perhaps nationally.
The East Texas town has maintained a reliable bus route since 2016, providing a model for rural areas with limited transportation.
After stranding millions of passengers over Christmas last year, the Dallas-based carrier has spent many millions on fixes—yet it may still have more work to do.
Black Texans make up only 9 percent of the technology workforce statewide. The 25,000 attendees of the nation’s largest Black tech conference hope to change that.
State leaders are bullish on new atom-splitting technologies, even as those same officials hobble wind and solar projects.
What do you get when you convert a gas-guzzling muscle machine into an EV? A ride that “hauls more ass.”
The Texas Legislature Keeps Trying to Ban Vaccine Mandates for Private Businesses. This Time It Might Actually Be Successful.
Republicans need a win after a summer of infighting. But party leaders are ignoring several potential consequences in moving hastily on this issue.
Sorry, New York. The largest U.S. publisher of literature in translation, plus a thriving global books scene, resides in the Metroplex.
A New York financier’s scheme “rolled up” anesthesiology practices across the state, according to a complaint by the Federal Trade Commission.
Butterfly wings, tarantula legs, and “Frankenstein” beetles—the insect taxidermists of Pinned Ptera find the beauty in it all.
Pecan trees are dying across Central Texas during the second-hottest summer on record, prompting farmers to consider the future of the beloved state tree.
The Como Motel, where Candy Montgomery famously met up with Allan Gore, has recently been sold. Locals are organizing to ensure it doesn’t end up as a parking lot.
Exclusive: Auberge Resorts plans a posh new hotel in Houston, one of five properties it will operate around the state.
Defunct companies have left behind energy facilities that leak toxins into fragile coastal ecosystems. And guess who has to clean them up?
Brad Parscale is all in on artificial intelligence, and the right-wing billionaire Tim Dunn is now his biggest benefactor.
Apple, Cartier, Tiffany, and other tastemakers in art, design, and fashion bask in the glow created by Lucifer Lighting.
Officials in Sweetwater say an out-of-state company has made their town a dump for the seldom-seen trash created by renewable energy.
When the go-go Houston corporation collapsed in spectacular fashion, it became a punch line across the nation. But some of the bad guys had the last laugh.
Elon Musk is just one of the big-deal CEOs moving to the Lone Star State. But some are reluctant to join him.
Tinkering in his backyard, Dan Marsh aims to devise an efficient source of electricity for suburban rooftops and beachside barbecues.
Once a symbol of ultimate luxury, fish eggs are now topping everything from mozzarella sticks to sorbet, making them more accessible—and fun—than ever.
Fort Worth–based Harvest Returns offers new investment avenues into agricultural projects.
How South Asian business leaders are turning Texas into the next global hot spot for the world’s second-biggest sport.
For forty years, Allie Beth Allman has ruled the glittering world of luxury real estate in Dallas. Then came a flood of coastal money, a technological revolution, a rift with a longtime partner, and the inexorable toll of time.
Many millennial and Gen Z workers have turned away from careers in fossil fuels—making Midland-based Permian Resources an anomaly.
“You don’t even need Disney or Universal. Texas itself is its own brand,” says Lizzy McGee, who is working to bring a Lone Star–centric amusement park to Houston.
Founded by a pair of former Navy SEALs, Austin-based Terradepth has ambitious plans to deploy a fully autonomous fleet of submersibles to continually monitor the seafloor.
Thousands of Mexicans routinely cross into Texas to sell their vital bodily fluids for cash. Is that arrangement symbiotic—or exploitative?
The inventor of the world’s first cosmetic penile implant says a group of Houston doctors is trying to steal his ideas. Inside the multimillion-dollar feud.
Garland, Texas, is the epitome of a timeless Texas community–with a rich mixture of makers and experiences that nurture entrepreneurialism and creativity.
HB 590 wants only honey “exclusively” made in Texas to be labeled as “Texas honey,” but that’s not as sweet a deal as it seems.
For the developer of a complex of multimillion-dollar hilltop homes, today’s slowing market spurred a marketing innovation. Enter the holodeck.
Environmentalists have filed a suit looking to block Elon Musk’s company from doing what state leaders invited him to do at Boca Chica.
Vintners from more established wine states like New York and California can’t help but be drawn to the Hill Country’s welcoming community and more affordable real estate.