Time for a letter-writing campaign.
An employee at the store, which famously celebrates breasts, told her to go to the alley out back instead.
Brittany Norwood, a twenty-year-old undergrad at the University of Houston who claims she is pregnant with the Texans' running back's baby, is taking him to court in pursuit of a restraining order and accusing him of pressuring her to have an abortion.
A federal lawsuit filed by Dr. Glen Hurlston claims that the former chief of police in Princeton, Texas—who currently holds that role in the Austin suburb of Kyle—and several of his fellow officers harassed him while the chief had an affair with his wife.
After eight years of lobbying, the Texas Federation of Animal Care Societies finally got the law in effect.
Is It Possible to Prepare Teachers and Students For School Shooting Situations Without Traumatizing Them?
An emergency response drill that simulated a lockdown situation at an Austin middle school has parents trying to understand what happened.
The lessons of a family heirloom.
Two couples are suing in federal court to overturn the gay marriage ban in Texas, while two others are taking to the state's Supreme Court for the state to grant them a divorce. Between the four cases, the ban on gay marriage in Texas could meet its end.
This week, after announcing yet another new tactic to curb domestic violence in the city, it's clear that Dallas's efforts could become a blueprint for other communities wanting to focus on this issue.
Denton's Children's Advocacy Center declined a check from an organization called Tattooed Hippie Pirate Mamas, which raised the money by selling a pinup calendar of its members. Was that the right decision?
Corn maze + Willie's braids and guitar = pure Texas.
Q: My twelve-year-old daughter is a complete and unashamed tomboy. She hunts with me, fishes with me, and throws the football with me. Wouldn’t be caught dead in a dress. I love every second of it, but her mother thinks it’s come time for her to drop some of these boyish
Ten Texas films were screened at Sundance this year, so it’s no surprise a Texas-size celebration was held to honor these filmmakers and their films. The Texas party, hosted by the Austin Film Society and Texas Monthly, attracted a large and avid crowd of filmmakers, celebrities, and moviegoers. Click through
Forty years (and more) of the exuberant, eclectic neighborhood where I was born, grew as a writer, and found inspiration for the early pages of this magazine.
. . . from teaching my fifteen-year-old daughter about her Texas roots. So when I realized I was failing to accomplish this most sacred of duties, I did what any well-meaning parent would do: loaded her (and her friends, of course) into the car and hit the road.
In the year since my mother died, I’ve learned a lot of things—like how to spend time with my dad.
After her mother’s death, Mimi Swartz found herself getting to know her father all over again.
Sometimes a home is more important than a hometown.
Today my grandfather is buried in a family plot in Laredo. But to understand who he was and what his family was like, you have to know the story of his first burial, seventy miles away and nearly twenty years earlier.
Is she a “saccharine phony”? A closet liberal? A foot soldier—or a rebel—in the culture wars? The truth about Laura Bush is that her ambiguity makes her a model first lady: a blank screen upon which the public can project its own ideas about womanhood.
My grandsons aren’t Texans … yet.
Every family has its myths. Some are intended to reveal, and some are intended to conceal, and sometimes the intentions can get confused. The problem with myth, however, is that it can overpower history. That’s what happened in the case of my father, who died when I was four. Only
My mother-in-law knew how to sew, keep an immaculate house, and dress stylishly. In short, she was nothing like the unpolished young woman who married her son. Perhaps that’s why we loved each other so much.
About halfway between our cities of residence, Houston and Austin respectively, my dad and I meet in a little restaurant named Schobels. They mostly serve chicken-fried items and other southern dishes. The waitresses, high school girls who wear too much makeup and never seem to remember the beer selection, call
From a Magic Garden crystal kit to a plastic replica of R2D2, the diverse offerings at three toy stores in Austin are right on—for any age.
On the day my mother died, I found myself in the place that, more than any other, had defined our relationship: her closet.
I’ve read more articles on overscheduled children than I care to count, and I like to think that I’m very in tune with trying to balance school, free play, and scheduled activities. But am I?
And my favorite Christmas present of all time is...
Urban Adventures • Tower of the Americas San Antonio 600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, 210-207-8615 or toweroftheamericas.com • Cowtown Cattlepen Maze Fort Worth 145 E. Exchange Ave., 817-624-6666 or cowtowncattlepenmaze.com • Bat Watching Austin and Houston Austin: Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge at Lady Bird Lake.
My Mexican housekeeper’s son had the troubles of many American teens. If only I could have helped him more.
My adventures with Mr. Brown.