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Texas History |
February 19, 2020

The Legend of John Holmes Jenkins

He was a notorious deal maker known for bringing priceless pieces of Texas history back to the state. He was also a suspected forger and arsonist. Thirty years ago, he was found dead in the Colorado River near Austin, and to this day a question remains: Could John Holmes Jenkins

Being Texan |
April 3, 2019

In a Texas Homecoming, What Would Our Readers Do First?

Texas Country Reporter turns fifty in October 2022. Each week until then, we’ll share classic episodes from the show’s history and behind-the-scenes reflections from TCR’s creator and host, Bob Phillips. Back in January, Texas Monthly’s esteemed advice columnist the Texanist responded to a thought-provoking letter from a native

Being Texan |
January 30, 2019

Love Letters to Texas

Texas Monthly has been giving Texans, both new and old, insights into this exceptional state for nearly half a century. Our February 2019 collector’s issue curates stories from our archives that celebrate the Texas icons and oddities that so many of us treasure, and reflect our love of the state’s