Greg Abbott, Wendy Davis, Ted Cruz, David Dewhurst, and more engaged in hour-long interview and Q&A sessions at this weekend's Texas Tribune Festival. Here's what they said.
According to the Guardian, masturbation can get you two years in Texas, but you can buy your way out of jail time through a policy intended to ease overcrowding. Is there anything about our criminal justice system they wouldn't believe?
Alfredo Corchado’s tragic, hopeful vision of Mexico’s emergence from an era of blood and fear.
The American Society of Magazine Editors announced its nominees for National Magazine Awards yesterday. And the National Magazine of Texas did pretty well.
The nation follows only three accounts on Twitter, one of which is a 25-year-old Austin-based investor.
Forty years ago, as the very first issue of Texas Monthly was being put together by Bill Broyles & Co., Life magazine folded. Though it would later resume publication (before finally folding again in 2007), and though it continues on today as a pretty…
For decades, the state’s big urban newspapers helped bind together the inhabitants of our major cities. Now those papers are threatened by a rapidly evolving (some might say collapsing) business model. Is there hope for daily journalism in Texas?
Secession, Aggies, and artists: the Texas stories y'all wanted to read and share in 2012.
Big Tex will be back. Sadly, we cannot the say same of Larry Hagman, Darrell Royal, Amarillo Slim, Leslie, and the many other Texans we lost in 2012.
The magazine's investigative piece about Koch Industries' Flint Hills refinery in Corpus Christi prompted the company to fire back a response to the article.
Update: Four of the state's five editorial boards have now opted for the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, including the Austin American-Statesman, which endorsed Ted Cruz over David Dewhurst in the primary.
Nearly fifty Texas billionaires made the 2012 edition of Forbes's richest Americans list.
"Bomb Hoax Hits UT, North Dakota State; Both Oil-Rich Schools," reported Austin's CBS affiliate KEYE before concluding, "There is no official link between the two bomb threats and the campuses' relationships with oil."
The conservative talk show host, who says he was mistreated by a liberal AA flight attendant, has devoted segments to the airline for the past two days.
Texas advertising veteran Jim Ferguson is among the team of present-day "Mad Men" working for the Mitt Romney presidential campaign.
Picking up a Houston Chronicle story, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram printed the name of Chron reporter Yang Wang as "Yank Wang." She took it in good stride.
Yes, according to Forbes' list of "America's Coolest Cities to Live."
The paper printed Jerry Sandusky's name under a photo of Tiger Woods, proving again that everyone needs a copy editor.
Amarillo, Lubbock, and Corpus Christi landed on a list compiled by OurTime.com, a senior-focused dating site, that purports to rank where the country's "flirtiest" seniors live.
The billionaire picked up the Waco Tribune-Herald for an undisclosed sum on Friday.
A representative for Berkshire Hathaway announced the purchase to newsroom employees Tuesday.
Curious about the reading habits of San Antonio Express-News's Kyrie O'Connor? Read on.
In court filings, female lawyers representing former hand doctor Michael Brown have accused opposing counsel of making misogynistic statements to them.
Gloria Allred is representing Sarah Tressler, a former society reporter for the paper, in her discrimination complaint.
Smithsonian magazine names the West Texas cultural oasis one of the "20 Best Small Towns in America."
The former Texas Board of Education chair talks creationism, textbooks, and whether man and dinosaurs lived contemporaneously on The Colbert Report.
Ron Paul and Cecile Richards were named among the most influential people in the world.
The Comedy Central host calls UT-Austin "the fightin’ only part of Texas that’s liberal!"
After a week of speculation, controversy and support, the Houston radio reporter and talk show host tells the story of his firing from his own perspective
Lubbock tops a Chemistry.com survey of "The Top 10 Cities That Value Sex the Least" in a relationship.
Press writer Richard Connelly reveals that a Houston Chronicle society reporter maintains a double life as an "angry stripper." Outrage ensues!
Lauren Scruggs, the 23-year-old model and fashion blogger who lost an hand and eye in the accident, rejected a $200,000 settlement.
State senator Wendy Davis discussed the attempted arson at her office and Texas politics in general on the MSNBC show.
During George Friedman's first public speaking appearance since his company was hacked by Anonymous, occupy protesters interrupted a panel he hosted at SXSW, calling him a private spy who worked for wealthy corporations.
Bart Layton's documentary, The Imposter, recounts the story of a missing San Antonio child who was later found in Spain. Or was he?
The former U.S. vice president visits Austin for a SXSW Interactive keynote talk with social media impresario Sean Parker.
Competitive eating champion Takeru Kobayashi set a world record by eating a baker's dozen grilled cheese sandwiches in one minute.
Curious about the reading habits of Evan Smith, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune? Read on.
Diffee, a frequent contributor to both TEXAS MONTHLY and the New Yorker, will moderate a panel titled "How to be an Idea Factory" on Sunday.
The Planned Parenthood president (and daughter of former Governor Ann Richards) talks contraception, sonograms, preventive health care, and sex education with Jon Stewart.
Austin nominee Kurt Ramborger of ViUDA Bistro took Eater National's prize for the best looking chef in America.
David Hanners, the Dallas Morning News reporter who broke the Kerry Max Cook story in 1988, says the DA's office shifted its stance on the one piece of evidence that could exonerate Cook.
Photos of five Texas news stories that captured the nation's attention this month.
Houston returns to the top of a Men's Fitness survey that also includes El Paso, Arlington, and Dallas.
Did Michael Berry, a Houston radio host and former city councilman, leave the scene of minor accident because he didn't want it known that he was at a gay bar?
The show moves to British Columbia, but takes a bit of Texas with it as Austin's Paul Qui of Uchiko and Houston native Sarah Grueneberg advance to next week's final.
After an angry Laredo transplant uploaded a hateful YouTube video blasting the city, Jack Strunk, a former Laredoan, posted his own video defending the border town. Now, he's being given the keys to the city.
First released on YouTube over the summer, a Chipotle ad featuring Willie Nelson's version of "The Scientist" was one of the better performances of the night.
Curious about the reading habits of Austin-based NPR correspondent John Burnett? Read on.
Our politically correct, high-tech, hipster-laden, breakfast taco-loving, street-mispronouncing capital city is a late addition to the meme.