The Texan athlete, who famously raised his fist on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics, is the subject of a new film premiering this week on Starz.
The version of Texas history taught in school is often anglicized and sanitized. We examine how one textbook falls short.
The Southwest—not California—was the birthplace of the U.S. wine industry; the Panhandle—not the Hill Country—is where Texas grapes grow best; and other little-known facts.
The version of Texas history I learned in school was woefully incomplete. And, according to two historians, this 2016 textbook is, too.
In 1963, Lackland Air Force Base experienced a cataclysmic explosion. People thought World War III had started. Today, it's been almost completely forgotten.
From its origins airing the banter of bored firefighters to its robust classical programming today, Dallas’s WRR-FM has filled an unusual niche on the airwaves for nearly a century.
‘The 24th’ Tells the Overlooked Story of a Texas Race Riot That Led to the Largest Murder Trial in U.S. Military History
Kevin Willmott’s unsettling film revisits the Houston riot of 1917, in which an all-Black Army unit mutinied after enduring months of harassment.
As monuments to slaveholders, Confederate soldiers, and Texas Rangers disappear across the state, we’re being forced to reconsider what should be honored, what should be commemorated, and what it’s time to let go of.
The multimedia oral history project features the stories of queer people, many of them Texans, who live outside cities.
In 1990, Longhorn student athletes marched through campus united against racism. Their movement continues through players still calling for change today.
Living hard and free, cedar choppers clashed with respectable townsfolk in the mid-20th century.
The infamous anti-Communist senator had a lot of fans in the Lone Star State.
The discovery of a convict graveyard in 2018 vindicated decades of research and activism Fort Bend County had ignored.
Recent attempts to abolish the holiday have failed. But things might be different when lawmakers return to Austin in January.
The removal of the statue is part of a larger reappraisal of the role of the Rangers in Texas history.
Student athletes wrote a letter urging officials to change the tune, which was first performed in a minstrel show.
The community has united to save the 73-year-old cinema and venue, which did not qualify for federal relief funding.
‘Cult of Glory' upends decades of mythmaking.
In 1942, the women of Borger protested their exclusion from the town’s barbecue cook-offs. Then a mysterious challenger emerged.
Play with clay and learn about an important figure from Texas history.
In the aftermath of tragedy, members of the Caddo Nation are drawing on their culture and traditions to help restore Caddo Mounds State Historic Site.
In 1978, an eighth grader killed his teacher. After 20 months in a psychiatric facility, he was freed. His classmates still wonder: What really happened?
After the Civil War, a group of politicians fought—and failed—to empower everyday Texans. But we can see their influence in the New Deal, the Great Society, Donald Trump, and Bernie Sanders.
Coleman’s extraordinary life and career deserves to be celebrated in the canon of U.S. history.
Through strolls along pedestrian bridges and historically black neighborhoods, local historians are elevating black Dallasites’ stories.
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
On the National Podcast of Texas, the coauthor of ‘A Black Women’s History of the United States’ lays out the ways black women transformed America.
Installation artist Mark Dion displays his findings in a tongue-in-cheek Fort Worth museum exhibition.
It was a long, eventful year.
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 Immortal Alamo’ says much about the silent film era, and how San Antonio could have been Hollywood.
Thirty years after opening, the museum approaches its dark history from an increasingly detached remove.
Roy Knight Jr. was killed in action in Vietnam, and his remains were missing for decades. Now his family has finally found closure.
Ray Gene, proprietor of Longview’s singular It’ll Do Tavern, passed away last weekend.
The institution has changed its mission to also acknowledge traumas experienced by other groups.
‘Big Wonderful Thing’ Author Stephen Harrigan Explains Why Davy Crockett Was the Taylor Swift of His Day (Sort Of)
The Austin author on his fascination with H.L. Hunt, his inability to hate Santa Anna, and how he met the challenges of writing a history of Texas for the twenty-first century.
Stephen Harrigan’s ’Big Wonderful Thing’ sweeps away decades of mythmaking. Are we ready to remember the Alamo—and the Texas Rangers and the Civil War—differently?
In the early twentieth century, long-simmering tensions in South Texas erupted into a grim and brutal race war.
After breaking away from Mexico, the combative Republic of Texas took its fight against Native Americans to the heart of Comanchería, led by a group of militiamen who called themselves Rangers.
As the Civil War violently divided the nation, Texan turned against Texan.
For years, the great folklorist convinced many scholars and activists that the vaunted “Texas Man of Letters” was an anti-Mexican racist. Maybe it’s time to reconsider that judgment—as Paredes himself eventually did.
While a new generation of scholars is rewriting our history, supporters of the traditional narratives are fighting to keep their grip on the public imagination.
The Lewisville music festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend.
A brief history of one of our most beloved (and endangered) cultural institutions.
Twenty years on, the band is Texas’s most subliminally recognizable export.
The Fort Davis historian and raconteur knew and loved Texas and its people like no one else.
This summer marks the fiftieth anniversary of the trip that changed the world: the Apollo 11 moon landing. Texas Monthly has written about Texas’s role in the space program for decades, and our July collector’s issue combines the best of our archives with new perspectives on the final frontier.
Fifty years after man walked on the Moon, mankind is still stranded on Earth. That’s not the way it was supposed to be.
The shuttle age commences, becomes routine, and draws to a close, while Mars beckons.
From the Archives: During the Space Race’s Early Days, Americans Dared to Do the Impossible—and Did.
America finds inspiration and salvation on the moon—and then keeps going.