He lived out his last years in Mexico as a real estate agent, dreaming of returning home to Texas with his husband.
Remembering Ed Auler, Cofounder of Fall Creek Vineyards and Champion of the Hill Country Wine Region
Auler, who died at age 78, believed great wine could come out of Texas soil—and he proved that to be true.
Remembering John Goodenough, who was well into his fifties when he developed a battery that changed the world.
Remembering LeAnn Mueller—the Legendary Photographer Who Shot Some of Texas Monthly’s Most Iconic Covers
Current and former staff members, along with her subjects, share memories of working with the revered “wild card” shutterbug.
Sarah Bird, Fernando A. Flores, Mary Helen Specht, Sergio Troncoso, James Wade, and six more Texas writers reflect on what McCarthy meant to them and to the state.
John Nova Lomax, a former senior editor at Texas Monthly who died Monday, was a beautiful storyteller who struggled with his own story.
Treviño’s biographer reflects on the artist’s legacy.
The cofounder of the Innocence Project of Texas set a model for working with state agencies to investigate potential wrongful convictions.
The author of ‘The Perfect Pass’ and ‘Empire of the Summer Moon’ reflects on Mike Leach’s coaching legacy.
In Andrews, this mostly serve-yourself Tex-Mex restaurant was a community staple that’s still remembered fondly after its closing.
Remembering Paul Burka—The State’s Most Revered Political Writer Was the Heart and Soul of Texas Monthly
Friends and former colleagues share their memories of the legendary writer, editor, and mentor.
Throughout her fifty-year career, the English-born cook influenced—and even advised—chefs of some of Texas’s best Mexican restaurants.
Texas Monthly writer Michael Hall, who profiled Seals in 2020, reflects on some of the musician’s best stories.
Our favorite Texas Monthly pieces featuring the country music star, who died on Saturday at 86, and the cultural phenomenon he helped inspire.
Bobbie Nelson, pianist and older sister to Texas music icon Willie Nelson, died Thursday morning at 91.
Texas Monthly remembers Jim Darilek, an early art director who helped give the magazine its characteristic look and swagger.
The attorney who successfully argued Roe v. Wade died Sunday at age 76, leaving behind a powerful legacy for Texas women.
Texas Monthly remembers Chester Rosson, a longtime staffer and resident gentle soul.
In a career that spanned six decades, Davis wrote hits for Elvis and Dolly Parton, found solo success, and acted on Broadway and in film.
In Memoriam: Bartell Zachry Built a Global Business, but He Always Considered Himself a San Antonian—and an Aggie
The longtime leader of his family’s engineering and construction firm, Zachry leaves a legacy of volunteer work and philanthropy.
The 76-year-old artist died just past midnight on Christmas Eve at his home in Austin.
The Dallas oilman and corporate raider's long, complicated history as an aw-shucks billionaire.
The Fort Davis historian and raconteur knew and loved Texas and its people like no one else.
The UT professor and longtime ’Texas Monthly’ contributor died on Saturday at the age of 79 after a stroke.
Peppard was the last of his breed, covering with panache the feuds and foibles of his city’s bold-faced names.
We asked friends and colleagues to share their personal recollections of the Texas cultural giant we lost last week.
Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones discuss their friend, a Texas legend who leaves behind a brilliant body of work and definitive repository of Southwestern culture.
Professor emeritus David Anderson's tribute to the late UT president—his colleague, co-author, and friend for 40 years.
For the Renaissance man—a baseball player, a features writer, and an award-winning documentary filmmaker—the sky posed no limit.
The Southwest Airlines cofounder was a pioneering entrepreneur who changed the way we travel. He was also a world-class wit, a bon vivant, and a not-so-closet intellectual.
He built an oil empire, revitalized the state’s Republican party, gave rise to a political dynasty, and forever changed the Lone Star State. Yet the question dogged him his entire life: Was he a real Texan or merely a Yankee transplant?
Remembering an unlikely, but legendary, criminal defense attorney.
A remembrance of the life of Patricia McCormick, who was one of North America's first female bullfighters.
He was a world-renowned piano prodigy whose romanticism and technical virtuosity inspired thousands and famously helped thaw the Cold War. But as a visit to his hometown of Kilgore made clear to me, Van Cliburn was also a Texan, a Southerner, a Baptist, a patriot, and a man who loved
Texas officials are mourning the untimely passing of Chad Foster, the former Eagle Pass mayor who became the face of border communities straddling the two nations.
Dominique de Menil—1908-1997
The life and legacy of a Texas icon.
He never met a man who didn’t like him. L.T. Felty, who died March 17, was born in Hickory Creek, but he spent forty-plus years in Waxahachie, where his genial and helpful manner as a schoolteacher and coach earned him the unofficial title of Mr. Waxahachie. (Christened solely with rhyming
He braved dangerous criminals, stalked wild wolves, waded into floodwaters, and chased a hurricane down the Texas coast into Mexico, but in a cruel turn of fate he was felled by a tiny insect. Photographer Doug Milner died November 13 after suffering an allergic reaction to a wasp sting at
The survivor of a long and torturous journey, George Jones stands alone as the greatest country singer alive.
Recollections of guitar great Stevie Ray Vaughan.