When her former student was found wandering the streets a decade after she’d last seen him, Michell Girard immediately agreed to take him in. Then she decided to do far more, including give him the Christmas he’d never had.
In her Austin studio, the designer relishes collaborative creativity with clients who spur her to experiment.
Looks like Solange’s seat at the table may have a minimalist aesthetic.
San Antonio, Dallas, and Fort Worth all place in the U.S. Postal Service’s list of the top fifteen worst offenders, too.
Comedian Michael Klimkowski has fooled people from L.A. to Houston with his Joel Faux-steen act.
Got six pounds of ground ginger and a week of spare time? You could be the proud owner of an edible home.
Want to upgrade the kitschiness of your kitchen? There’s an auction for that.
Plus: Does Coach really deserve Tami Taylor?
Goodbye to the Waco king-and-queen of house flipping, Chip and Joanna Gaines.
Despite health risks, volunteers have stepped up to help in Harvey’s aftermath. Here’s a guide to safe mucking.
The Shefman family has taken drastic measures to protect their home from storms like Harvey.
The greatest Texas songwriter you’ve never heard of is a 72-year-old grandmother from Lubbock. This is her story.
A young family and their minimalist-meets-rustic dream home in the Hill Country.
Modern living on a historical East Texas homestead.
With their forthcoming EP, the singer-songwriters seek to raise awareness for an issue that hits both of them close to home.
A big bag o' cats in Austin.
When I needed a new home office, I thought I’d save money by hiring a draftsman. I got what I paid for—and more.
Forget about Batman vs. Superman. Our advice columnist referees spring vs. fall, Strait vs. Wills, Oatmeal vs. Bacon, and restaurant vs. patron.
The descendants of Richard and Henrietta King do hereby invite you into the King Ranch with these exclusive photographs of the one-hundred-year-old Main House.
The romance of doing everything by hand.
This past year, China surpassed all other foreign countries in terms of properties purchased and dollars spent. And with increasing frequency, investors are coming to the Houston area, which now has a Chinese population of 86,000.
Our estimable advice columnist on the origins of Hunt’s boot fence and how miffed we should get about pecan pronunciation, desecrated chili pots, and overenthusiastic, football-lovin’ grandfathers.
Buyers today are seeing tremendous change, just as my parents did, but they all still want the same thing: the chance to own a piece of the Texas dream.
A dank cabin and a loyal dog—and, eventually, a loving daughter—turned Texas into home.
Harry Potter and the unlit lights.
You know you’ve seen it: condos multiplying, home prices tripling, realtors scrambling, buyers overbidding. Does our state’s fevered real estate craze make us the country’s best housing market—or the most overvalued? I went on a tour of our four largest cities to find out.
A curious case of courthouse nuptials.
An inside look at Pamela Colloff’s cover story on the fight for marriage equality.
Texas Fiji said the party was supposed to be “Western themed,” which guests somehow interpreted as “border patrol.”
An old friend says Houston’s Benthall, the alleged administrator of online drug emporium Silk Road 2.0, is an even unlikelier drug lord than Austinite Ross Ulbricht, who is currently on trial for running Silk Road 1.0. Which is not say that she thinks Benthall is innocent...
After the New Year’s Eve nuptials of their mom and dad, Phillip and Lori Sarofim are now step-siblings as well as spouses. Fifteen years after his second messy and expensive divorce, has Fayez Sarofim found true love at last?
On his third attempt, former Astros catcher, second baseman, and center fielder Craig Biggio has gained entry into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Perry is against parts of a federal law designed to reduce prison rape; more radioactive waste is on its way to West Texas; Rashad Owens, the SXSW driver accused of capital murder, faces twenty new charges of aggravated assault.
Abbott proposes Pre-K funding; Texas is the country's worst discriminator; and another Mexican national is executed
The Office Space director, often considered “ahead of his time,” couldn’t have timed the premiere of his new show, Silicon Valley, any better.
After endless denial of wrongdoing, Ken Anderson, who put Michael Morton behind bars for 25 years for a crime he did not commit, resigned from the bench days before his own civil trial was set to start.
My father, who had grown up on a farm, used to talk about his family’s killing a pig for the tamales, but this was back in the twenties.
At Westlake, even if your parents wouldn’t spring for Ralph Lauren, you could still work your way into the in crowd.
For teenage girls in the Hill Country town of Llano, life can be short on glamour and excitement—except at the annual rodeo, when one of them gets a rhinestone tiara and a rare, thrilling moment of glory.
Out of uniform, in his own words, Texas icon Nolan Ryan on baseball, ranching, values, and his love for his native state.
This time of year, Yule find him hanging around East Texas: On lawns and roofs, he’s a Claus célèbre.
For a perfectly decorated tree, call Tom Osborn. But only if money is no object.
Yes, Virginia Sue, Texas really does have its own holiday traditions.
String the lights, hang the tinsel and the expense. It’s Christmas and the decorated homes of Texans are second to none.
Houston’s black elite have come a very long way to live in MacGregor Way, the swankiest black neighborhood in Texas, but they still don’t feel safe.
Welcome to Highland Park, a small town right in the middle of Dallas where the living is easy and time stands still.
Some disagree. They are wrong.
You’ve met the stars of stage and screen. Now meet the stars of Texas.
What do you do when you have more paintings than walls to hang them on?