Texas, as well as neighboring Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana, will outlaw abortion within days to weeks. The procedure will still be available in Kansas and New Mexico.
Bastrop, Lockhart, Round Rock, and others are hosting Pride Month events for the first time. They’re prepared for pushback. And they’re getting it.
John Davidson’s 1982 article on Enrico di Portanova was everything a high-society profile should be.
Observers cite the party’s convention as evidence that state Republicans have gone “full MAGA.” But if anything, MAGA folks are following Texas.
Texas authorities bungled the facts about the law enforcement response at Robb Elementary School. Then they went silent.
Digital currencies are tanking, but that didn’t stop more than 20,000 blockchain enthusiasts from throwing a week-long party.
The most dynamic freedom celebration in Texas, begun in the nineteenth century, returns to life.
Founded in 1973, Texas Monthly has been reporting on abortion access in Texas since the Roe v. Wade ruling. Here’s what to know.
The nine-term U.S. congressman from Laredo first came to power after a bitterly contested recount that led some to call the election stolen.
Is that you, Buc-ee?
A smoking octopus and pointy-eared aliens: Johnson's sketches on political letterhead are wonderfully weird.
The Uvalde native took to the White House briefing room to talk about the lives of the victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting—and call for change.
Texas Monthly writer Michael Hall, who profiled Seals in 2020, reflects on some of the musician’s best stories.
John Cornyn and Dan Patrick pulled out after Uvalde. Greg Abbott appeared by video. As Ted Cruz spoke, Beto O’Rourke led a protest.
A guide for donating money, contacting your representatives, donating blood, receiving mental health services, and more.
For the past two years, Shawna Graves has wanted anonymity. Now she’s sharing her story publicly.
Customs and Border Protection is a ubiquitous presence in many Texas communities, and agents are often first responders.
Progressives Are Gaining in South Texas, but Henry Cuellar Appears to Have Narrowly Beaten Them Back
Jessica Cisneros’s challenge from the left animated some national Democrats against the nine-term congressman.
As rumors swirl about the origins of the crisis, West Texas parents turn to one another for help.
First-time candidate Rochelle Garza cruised to the attorney general nomination, while Mike Collier and Jay Kleberg eked out narrow runoff victories over all-but-unknown opponents.
The former president played the usual hits at a rally Saturday, but rock musician Ted Nugent found new lows.
Democratic leaders have predicted that the leaked draft decision will get Texas liberals to the polls. History provides caution.
The massive facility sits along two miles of the Colorado River. Environmentalists want a say in how the development might affect the waterway.
U.S. House candidate Jessica Cisneros predicts it will, but most national Democratic leaders are standing behind the incumbent, Henry Cuellar.
His two nominations are the most recent recognitions for Texas Monthly’s work this award season. See the full list.
The group’s copresident calls the move “baby steps” for the 175-year-old Baptist university.
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate says he wants to have a dialogue with Texans of all persuasions. But in one rural community, Republicans worked to make sure he would have no place to talk or listen.
The governor’s move to bus migrants to D.C. may be an attempt to stick it to Joe Biden, but it’s playing out in ways he didn’t anticipate.
The governor's plans to bus migrants to D.C. and ramp up vehicle inspections at ports of entry have little to do with federal immigration policy.
The Patriots for America answered Kinney County's call for help cracking down on immigration. The group's methods concern civil liberties groups.
After the state’s abortion ban went into effect last year, the president promised a response that experts say has not materialized.
Lina Hidalgo Aides Are Accused of Steering a Contract to an Ally. Internal Communications Paint a Murkier Picture.
Documents shared with Texas Monthly reveal the thinking of some of the Harris County Judge’s staffers in awarding an $11 million bid.
Elgin's Riley Leon survived a harrowing encounter with a tornado. Now the community is getting him back on his feet.
Texas Monthly remembers Jim Darilek, an early art director who helped give the magazine its characteristic look and swagger.
A Fundamentalist East Texas Church Bought a Sawmill. Injuries and Child Labor Violations Began to Pile Up.
Almost 25 percent of severe injuries at mills in the state since 2017 have occurred at a single facility, owned by members of the Church of Wells.
For years, raw sewage has overwhelmed the city’s aging wastewater infrastructure. It’s spending $725 million to try to stop that.
The seventh-generation Texan is roaming the state in her van, registering voters—and digging into her family's history in the long struggle for voting rights.
The Russian-funded network may have folded, but Texas native Rachel Blevins is still propagandizing for Putin.
Republicans and Democrats Are Both Claiming Victory Based on South Texas Primary Turnout. Who’s Right?
Trying to use March voter counts to predict results in November, as many politicos have done over the past week, is fraught.
Greg Abbott wins the GOP nomination outright, Ken Paxton is heading to a runoff against George P. Bush, and democratic socialists running for U.S. House have a good night.
The new maps have done away with nearly every competitive district, meaning most races will be decided next week or in the May runoffs.
The three Trumpian firebrands came to support U.S. House candidate Christian Collins, whose primary run is dividing prominent Republicans.
Wes Moorehead, an expert at the Texas A&M Forest Service, explains what’s happened in 2022 and what the future might hold for the state.
In Texas's Republican primaries, the stop-the-steal message doesn’t seem to be catching fire.
The nine-term congressman and right-wing firebrand from Tyler is staking his career on unseating the indicted attorney general.
He decided to mount a GOP primary challenge when COVID-19 policy was animating Texas’s right wing. But the governor stole his thunder.
This Austin Lawyer Calls Himself a Shaman. Former Employees Complain of Woo-Woo Smoke Ceremonies and Sexually Explicit Texts.
Attorney Mark Mueller promised a caring, new age workplace. But former employees tell of drum-and-smoke ceremonies and explicit text messages.
Fermat’s last theorem went unsolved for more than 350 years—and the role of the Tyler oil heir who funded its 1994 solution was largely unknown until this week.
State leaders did little to prevent future blackouts, but ERCOT should have the electric supply to meet skyrocketing demand this week—so long as there are no major system failures.
At the former president’s Saturday evening rally in Conroe, even candidates whose opponents he’d endorsed were out in full force.