There’s plenty that needs fixing to avoid another electricity disaster, but our isolated grid isn’t the problem.
Luke Coffee, a director and actor who appeared on NBC’s ‘Friday Night Lights,’ found QAnon during the pandemic and then spent a month trying to evade the consequences of the path it led him down.
Our governor and lawmakers want to blame everyone but themselves for the February blackouts, the latest crisis of their own making.
The megachain has never been shy about flexing its industry might, yet it somehow became a poster child for fighting the power of Wall Street.
Infectious disease expert Dr. Peter Hotez describes last week’s statewide disaster as a harmful delay “in the face of an advancing enemy.”
The Houston-based energy economist is our blackout Cassandra. Will state officials finally heed his advice?
The West Texas city was spared the worst effects of this week’s storms, thanks to its preparations in the wake of a devastating 2011 deep freeze.
Like many Texans, residents in one Austin apartment complex faced a kaleidoscope of worst-case scenarios. And like many Texans, they had to get through them alone.
Texas Monthly talks to the ERCOT chief about why the blackouts happened and what needs to change now.
Those in charge of Texas’s deregulated power sector were warned again and again that the electric grid was vulnerable.
Galveston’s Terry Fisher on where to find your water meter, what to do when pipes thaw, and when to call a professional.
These organizations could really use your time or money.
Austin’s mayor, Steve Adler, and the state’s junior senator, Ted Cruz, are the latest Texas politicians to take ill-considered vacations.
May you make direct eye contact with your neighbor during your yard pee.
An energy expert explains why some four million Texans suffered a barrage of winter storms without heat in their homes.
But when will the overseers of our so-called Electric “Reliability” Council learn?
Widespread “assurance testing” could effectively end the pandemic before the vaccine does, but a lack of federal coordination has left some citizens to fill screening gaps.
Some Texans have long argued for leaving the Union. State representative Kyle Biedermann’s recent agitating about doing so is attracting an eager audience.
“If the country can have a chuckle at my expense today, I’ll accept it," he says.
Turns out not everyone loves Texas-size gas stations (or 13 varieties of jerky).
Supporters of the 45th president might not forget his contentious history with Texas’s junior senator.
The Plano-based chain tried this before, to disastrous results. Has the department store’s time simply passed?
State lawmakers grapple with how to make this year productive, as they lose cherished time forming relationships on the floor.
Her ordeal included one final trauma: ICE showed up to deport her before the Mexican consulate intervened.
The birds have been waddling around the Copper Grove neighborhood for years, but now some residents are crying fowl.
Anti-abortion advocates are getting their hopes up that the U.S. Supreme Court could undo Roe v. Wade, but some are tired of waiting.
A list of some of those from the Lone Star State who gathered in Washington, D.C., on January 6.
The official case count doesn’t reflect the pandemic’s reality. I found the satisfaction of ferreting out the actual number to be cold comfort.
Some Republicans expect Roy to pay a political price for upholding the Constitution, and Cruz to emerge stronger than ever.
Plus, Post Malone donates thousands of pairs of custom-made Crocs to students.
For more than two years, culminating in a pandemic and a recession, Richard Sharum photographed Dallas families who are experiencing homelessness—the moments of great pain and frustration and, through it all, the moments of levity.
The president called the five-year sentence for the former National Security Agency translator, convicted for leaking documents about Russian election interference, “unfair,” but he has not granted her clemency.
In the months after Merci Mack’s murder, Dallas’s trans community has expanded its organizing efforts. Meanwhile, the Lege is set to consider expansion of the state’s protections against discrimination.
Lawmakers will have their hands full with a budget deficit and the pandemic. Here's what else to watch for this session.
Comptroller Glenn Hegar projected a nearly $1 billion deficit—far smaller than lawmakers feared.
After his denying local authorities tools to combat community spread, it’s no wonder Texans are desperate for vaccinations to save us from COVID-19’s renewed surge.
Texas’s junior senator shares responsibility for inciting the mob that breached the U.S. Capitol. That’s brought him scorn from much of the country—but might win him fresh support from Trump Republicans.
Several members of the Texas delegation stayed on the House floor to help defend against rioters, who they say had nothing to do with the righteous case of overturning the election.
As the president’s supporters launched a violent insurrection in Washington, D.C., about three hundred demonstrators gathered at the Texas Capitol to call for the election results to be overturned.
Attracting so many tech companies and workers from California isn’t going to transform the city into another San Francisco—for both the better and worse.
Powerful images that trace the arc of this truly historic year.
The retailer sits 200 yards from Deaf Smith County’s largest hospital. Local officials and public health experts worry that the store isn’t enforcing safety precautions.
Food insecurity has soared during the pandemic, but Alamo City bus drivers came up with a solution: get food to the hungry.
The rebel salon queen beat Governor Greg Abbott once, but on Saturday, he had the last laugh.
A fixture of Texas political punditry, Richard Murray retired from teaching at the University of Houston this month.
The founder of Tesla and SpaceX says he’s relocating to the Lone Star State. But which of our tech hubs is the best fit for the eccentric billionaire?
Plus, an intoxicated passenger forced a plane heading to Houston to land early in Alabama.
Young and ideologically aggressive, James Ho, Andrew Oldham, and Don Willett are already making their mark on the nation’s most conservative appellate court.
A resolution calling on four other state legislatures to override the will of their voters passed after electors in those states had already confirmed Biden’s win.
Following the election, many migrants were hopeful the incoming president would quickly ease the U.S. immigration process, but he has to unravel new restrictions imposed by his predecessor.