Society

Small Towns, Big Money

Jan 22, 2020 By Texas Monthly

Across the state, small towns are fading away. But in a few places, rich people are spending big to revive them. And that comes with its own set of complications.

Fredericksburg Is the New Aspen

Jan 22, 2020 By John Davidson

The jewel of the Hill Country, my hometown, is lovelier than ever. I just wish more of the natives could afford to stick around and enjoy it. Scenes from a town transformed.

The Power Issue: 31 Texans Taking Charge

Nov 18, 2018 By Texas Monthly

From gymnast Simone Biles and Houston mayor Sylvester Turner to political megadonor Tim Dunn, here are 31 Texans who are changing the way we think about politics, education, food, philanthropy, and, well, pretty much everything else.

Dispatch from Brownsville
What Wall?

Apr 19, 2017 By Cecilia Ballí

How a civic-minded, cowboy-themed party came to represent an identity that’s not so easily split.

Fame in the Abstract

Sep 14, 2016 By Katy Vine

Dorothy Hood was one of Texas’s greatest artists, yet her work remains largely unknown. Now, sixteen years after her death, can her fans bring her the acclaim she never received in life?

Rhys Caraway and Hannah Bonner
Scenes From The Waller County Jail

Aug 7, 2015 By Dan Solomon

In the wake of Sandra Bland's death, activists have spent their summer in the heat, holding signs, and declaring that "as long as there's injustice in the world, people need to be sitting somewhere."