Family

Born to Be Wild

Mar 18, 2017 By Dan Oko

Inundated with homework and distracted by their devices, our youngest Texans (and their anxiety-prone parents) are at risk of losing their connection to our state’s many natural wonders. Here’s how to untame the next generation.

Not Forgotten

Dec 12, 2016 By Marisa Charpentier

For years, Austin drivers have passed by a familiar mural on North Lamar that recalls the fatal consequences of drinking and driving. But Mary Boyd and Bruce David Johnson's story isn't just theirs—it's the community's.

Lost and Found

Nov 23, 2016 By Katy Vine

They have fled war-torn countries, given up livelihoods, and left behind possessions and family for the safety of a foreign world of cowboy hats and Walmarts. But the refugees who land in Amarillo’s Astoria Park have an ally who understands their confusion and loss: a 64-year-old former teacher named Miss Evelyn.

The Spirit of ’76

Oct 19, 2016 By David Courtney

Forty years ago I built forts on Bird Creek, raced at the roller rink, and watched my dad run for mayor of Temple.

Orange Crush

Oct 19, 2016 By John Nova Lomax

Who needs the playoffs? After years (and years and years) of heartache, Houston has fallen for the Astros all over again.

Trash Talk

Sep 21, 2016 By Christopher Hooks

The scion of one of Laredo’s first families wants to build a mammoth landfill on his ranch. But the opposition is fierce and vocal—and backed by none other than his uncle and his cousin.