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 have masterminded his own death?
The presidential candidate thinks ”as scared as a cat at a dog pound” is a thing that Texans say. So we’ve got a few more for him.
On March 17, we're taking over the Moody Theater for a night of storytelling from some of your favorite Texas artists.
Our lonely, difficult childhood—and our love of books—always connected us, despite the wildly different paths we took.
A guide to finding the perfect pair, whether you're working cattle, two-stepping, or presenting a TED talk.
Our new 11-part series takes you inside the rugged Permian Basin of West Texas, where roughnecks and billionaire wildcatters are fueling a boom so big it’s reshaping our climate, our economy, and our geopolitics.
A visit to the Zwolle Tamale Fiesta and Los Adaes, where our state’s Spanish colonial roots live on just across the Sabine River.
The cowboy boot is more than a sturdy piece of workwear. It’s more than a fashion statement, too. It’s a vital piece of Texas culture, as complicated, diverse, and ever-evolving as the makeup of our state.
We put out a call for stories about Texans memorializing the Mexican holiday.
Add these crucial Texas authors to your reading list.
The Fort Worth band crafted a dark legend about Possum Kingdom Lake that many are still eager to believe 25 years later.
Ray Gene, proprietor of Longview’s singular It’ll Do Tavern, passed away last weekend.
Those wistful end-of-summer photos on Instagram have us deeply envious.
A brief history of one of our most beloved (and endangered) cultural institutions.
From Ernest Tubb to Bob Wills to Willie, Texas has produced a jukebox worth of classics. Here are the best.
Plus, a larcenous middle school band director, and a CBD-packing grandma.
We watched the recently restored 1986 film with Willie Nelson and fans in Luck, where it all happened.
Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones discuss their friend, a Texas legend who leaves behind a brilliant body of work and definitive repository of Southwestern culture.
Is it the burgerpocalypse?
What should be done with the historic dreadnought once it’s relocated from its longtime home?
Plus, a new type of armored dinosaur, and scooters set on fire.
In 'Spying on the South,' the author of the bestselling 'Confederates in the Attic' offers a few pungent opinions about the Lone Star State.
Healing a spooked horse takes time, patience, and skill. And maybe a little help from beyond.
He wanted to test the store’s ”all leashed pets are welcome” policy.
With its mixture of American and Mexican heritage, South Texas does Holy Week like nowhere else.
When we put out a call for short-and-sweet notes about our state, you did not disappoint.
We talked to an expert to understand the Texan typo, for once and forth all.
The railway and Marfa are forever intertwined.
What does Texas mean to you? Is it ”Dairy Queen on a summer night”? ”Risking everything for a bluebonnet photo”?
Beaver Aplin built the quirky convenience chain into a Texas empire. Will his tactics translate outside the state?
What better way to show your love for Donut Taco Palace than with a song called 'Donut Taco Palace'?
On the latest National Podcast of Texas: the CEO/co-founder of Texas Humor, who’s also the photographer/aviator behind an ambitious aerial tour of Texas’ borders.
In our February "Love Letters to Texas" collector's issue, the Texanist takes a walk down memory lane.
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 land, traditions, and characters.
Over the years, Texas Monthly’s most celebrated voices have written about the places that shaped them, from the Panhandle to the border. We revisit some of the classics.
Icons and archetypes that reveal what it means to be Texan.
A segregated school for Mexican American children until 1965, the building now serves as a community center and celebration of Hispanic life.
Charles Dickens never made it to Galveston, but that doesn’t stop local revelers from raising a glass of ale in his honor.
Simply put, "y'all" is the best way in the English language to address more than one person, and we speak to a linguist who argues the same.
In our latest episode, we explore uniquely Texan sayings that make us happy as a clam in high tide.
Spoiler: The answer is yes.
In our latest podcast, we explore the sometimes messy but always rewarding collision of Spanish and English in the Lone Star State.
Plus, a very flattering mug shot and a doggy-door intrusion.
Is it Mammaw and Pappaw? Oma and Opa? Abuelo and abuela? Or something else entirely?
Nothing comes easy when you’re dividing up the countryside.
Plus, a Houston nursing student was bitten by a nurse shark while on vacation in the Bahamas.
It took moving out of state for this East Texan to discover that my favorite savory snack wasn’t what I thought it was.
A Brownsville woman wants to spend eternity in close proximity to Ma and Pa Ferguson.
Plus, a pink-diaper-wearing emotional support pigeon was reunited with its owner.
What do you call that little road next to the great big freeway?