Jon Stewart commends Perry's enthusiasm in the face of failure and compares Ron Paul's supporters to Jimmy Buffett fans.
Ten pictures of the moments and themes that defined this year.
From (HB) 1 to ($)15.2 billion, we revisit a few of the state's biggest stories in 2011 by examining the numbers.
When it comes to courtroom drama, Texas never disappoints, and this year was no exception.
Whether you’re enjoying icy oysters on a cold, winter night or you’re sitting through another relative’s diatribe about the economy, we’ll give you something to talk about.
A Pew Research study shows Paul is by far the most well-liked presidential candidate on Twitter.
With Governor Rick Perry's campaign sputtering, the Texas media's political reporters will soon have to resume normal programming.
Before you let this man into your living room, you should know that he drank with Clyde Barrow.
Jacob Isom went from being an obscure skateboarder living in Amarillo to being a worldwide celebrity about as fast as you can say “Dude, you have no Quran!” Katy Vine talks about YouTube, entertainment news, and being thrust into the limelight.
Is Survivor’s Colby Donaldson for real? Over lunch, the last old-fashioned Texas man talks about why he threw the game and what he’ll do next.
On Inauguration Day, Midland, Texas was like a parallel universe to the rest of the country.
The head of the Texas Film Commission hustles Hollywood movie-makers into putting more of Texas in the can.
Conspiring minds want to know …
Does the country’s most popular conspiracy talk radio host really believe that 9/11 was an inside job? That global warming is a plot cooked up by the World Bank? That an elite cabal wants to kill most of the people on the planet (including you)? Two million listeners think so—and they’re hanging on his every word.
Blackie Sherrod probably hates the word "retired," but that's what he is nowand newspaper readers across Texas are the poorer for it.
The writer who was known for writing the book for the Broadway musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas died Thursday at 83. Read three of senior editor John Spong's favorite stories by the giant of Texas letters.
KHOU ran a story about convicted rapist Abraham Joseph and next to it embedded a Twitter feed populating tweets related to the story. Unfortunately it pulled innocent @abrahamjoseph into its web.
Encouraged to be "more visible" by the Houston Chronicle, Alison Cook spoke at the Metropolitan Food Show this past Sunday. Eater Houston had a picture of her up by Tuesday.
Welcome to the new Texas Monthly.
The Texas songbird strikes a disturbingly dark tone in the video for "Miriam."
Posting will be light at the TM Daily Post this week. But you'll still find us at TexasMonthly.com and on Twitter and Facebook.
What was Texas talking about this week? Texas A&M's new biosecurity center, Ron Paul's chances at a VP nomination, Cruz and Dew's debate, and how far the Dallas Stars will travel next year.
We're enjoying our holiday weekend. Hope you enjoy yours.
Marc Ostrofsky, who wrote Get Rich Click!, estimates he'll spend $1.5 million on private college tuiton to educate his five daughters and stepdaughters.
Jason Embry left the Austin American-Statesman to serve as Joe Straus's press secretary. But moving from political journalist to political flack is not unprecedented. Here are ten other Texas journalists who have made the jump.
The beloved Texas writer recently received the Texas Institute of Letters' Lon Tinkle Award for Lifetime Achievement. In his acceptance speech, he offered up a bit of advice for budding writers.
Jason Sheeler, who wrote about the Dallas-based fashion blogger for the April issue of TEXAS MONTHLY, responds to the sea of controversy unleashed by his profile.
UPDATED: The Daily Texan editorial board issues a statement apologizing for Stephanie Eisner's cartoon. It also says that Eisner no longer works for the paper.
"News 8 Daybreak" sits down with Aldridge and TEXAS MONTHLY contributor Jason Sheeler, who profiles her in the April issue.
Dean Terry of the University of Texas at Dallas has invented "EnemyGraph," a new Facebook app for things you hate.
The controversial marketing and charity campaign caught the attention of the Daily Show host, who said it used “vulnerable members of society as objects.”
The new television show, which satirizes church-going Dallas socialites, draws ire from Newt Gingrich and a score of others.
Whole Foods Market is wading into the publishing business and expanding its food-lifestyle empire to include a new digital monthly magazine called Dark Rye.
Front Steps' Mitchell Gibbs says that the controversial SXSW marketing and charity campaign raised homelessness awareness.
Houston hand doctor Michael Brown files two new lawsuits, state Democrats lose another member to the GOP, and Texas chefs are having a moment.
Junie Hoang filed a lawsuit against IMDb for revealing her true age. When the New York Times picked up on the story, the paper accidentally misprinted her age.
Why losing Leslie, a homeless cross-dresser and local celebrity, would be a major blow to "weird" Austin.
Tyler's paper of record just published an article about former death row inmate Kerry Max Cook. Let me tell you the rest of the story.
The Texas Historical Commission's markers are now eligible for their own plaque, Ron Paul and Sheila Jackson Lee are the Hill's best talkers, and the TCU drug bust was a bit pitiful.
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange claims the released emails depict a company bent on obtaining intelligence information by any means necessary, but is it as sinister as he makes it out to be?
A UT study on the traffic intersections of the future, the Perry gravy train is back on the track, and the Spurs lose a game on purpose.
Michael Berry, who has been embroiled in a mini-scandal after he allegedly hit a car outside of a Houston gay bar and fled the scene, cut a check to the vehicle's owner.
Plus, Josh Hamilton's first interview since his relapse, El Paso's Komen Race, and George H.W. Bush's hosiery.
Brazilian-born Houstonian Sheyla Hershey says her 38KKK breast implants saved her from injury in a car accident on Super Bowl Sunday.
A mountain lion attack in Big Bend, Lance Armstrong speaks, the latest on redistricting, and the New York Times's "Frugal Traveler" makes his way through Texas.
Homegrown film director David Gordon Green and three writers who studied at the Michener Center made up the creative team behind "It's Halftime in America" commercial.
The racist YouTube rant of a Colorado transplant to Laredo has the city's residents seeing red.
GLAAD calls on CNN to fire the Houston native and A&M graduate, saying his tweets were "advocating violence against gay people."
Vince Young on Dancing with the Stars, Whole Foods ends rumors of a Monsanto buyout, and Harold Simmons will make it rain for Republicans.
Dublin Dr Pepper is still in business, Rick Perry has been less popular before, and other news you need to know.