Sterry Butcher on the path that led her to move to Marfa and find God “in the details” while writing about rural Texas.
A bitter feud is pitting Hondo Crouch’s descendants against longtime locals as well as encroaching developers.
Will Van Overbeek's images, with words by Oscar-winning screenwriter and Texas A&M alum and proud Aggie Al Reinert, were "good bull."
I’m not sure I ever bought the story of the Texas horned lizard that survived thirty years in a courthouse cornerstone, but it’s a tale that reminds me why I love storytelling.
In 1998, Texas Country Reporter did an episode about Roxanne Ward, a champion hog caller who was quirky, kind, and so unapologetically herself we’ll never forget her.
The piano teacher turned touring musician from Lockney has been inducted into several halls of fame across the U.S.
The community 50 miles east of Austin celebrates its Slavic heritage each year with music, crafts, and lots of buttery, handmade noodles.
Across U.S. highways and country roads, Wilson was determined to move cattle in a way that honored the men that came before him.
Mary Ann Fordyce is a straight-talking chicken farmer calling for a return to country roots.
Over several years, Richard West spent two months in seven Texas locales. His reporting eventually won the National Magazine Award.
In Fredericksburg, Perkins’s creative approach to life can be seen in every inch of his one-of-a-kind retreat.
For years, “Chito” Martiarena has devoted himself to mowing grass along public roadways.
Years ago, I learned an important lesson from a family in West Texas—happiness can be found in the simplest places.
I’ll never forget Herman “Train” Gates, the man who collected junk on an empty lot in Carthage, helped fix bikes for neighborhood kids, and wrote poetry.
Founded in 1946, the Shelby Store is a relic of what retail once was for many small Texas communities.
The book for anyone who has ever felt the lure of the Lone Star State, already loves it, or simply wants to make sense of the place.
Things unseen moved along the river bank, slithered or crawled or pranced between the thick growths of trees that ran for miles.
What better way to mark the passage of time than with some tasteful spelunking nudity?
A conversation with the big guy himself.
One lucky night of dancing with the masters unlocked a new appreciation of the craft.
Executive editor Katy Vine presents stories about life in the Lone Star State, from new voices and ones you might recognize.
Is Phil Collins’s legendary Texana collection everything it’s cracked up to be? An adapted excerpt from ‘Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth.’
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
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.
The Fort Worth band crafted a dark legend about Possum Kingdom Lake that many are still eager to believe 25 years later.
From Ernest Tubb to Bob Wills to Willie, Texas has produced a jukebox worth of classics. Here are the best.
We traveled 3,000 miles to find the state’s best little country joints. Welcome to neon nirvana.
We watched the recently restored 1986 film with Willie Nelson and fans in Luck, where it all happened.
What should be done with the historic dreadnought once it’s relocated from its longtime home?
Spending Texas Relays weekend with the Hands Full of Cash car club.
Back in January, Texas Monthly’s esteemed advice columnist the Texanist responded to a thought-provoking letter from a native Texan soldier stationed in Afghanistan. The soldier asked: “What would be your top five things to do, see, eat, and drink the moment I step foot back on
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.
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.
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
Appreciations by current and former staffers who know them all too well.
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.
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.