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.
’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.
As the Civil War violently divided the nation, Texan turned against Texan.
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.
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.
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.
We should honor this badass Medal of Honor winner, not an incompetent Confederate general who fought against the United States government in defense of slavery.
What should be done with the historic dreadnought once it’s relocated from its longtime home?
First of all, it memorializes a parking garage.
A segregated school for Mexican American children until 1965, the building now serves as a community center and celebration of Hispanic life.
The historian and author on how we reassess past presidencies and when he believes we’ll have enough perspective to begin judging Trump's.
Dallas billionaire Ross Perot often is miscast as a spoiler in the election that saw Bill Clinton replace George H.W Bush in the White House.
The former president held a conversation with former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, with whom he found much common ground.
After discovering the convict cemetery in March, the city appointed a panel of stakeholders. Now it’s ignoring their recommendation.
With the state fair in full swing and the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners teeing it up in the Cotton Bowl, we start our series in Dallas.
A committee is recommending that the State Board of Education cut the word from the school curriculum standards because it is ’value-charged.’
In a city notorious for neglecting its history, two new initiatives aim to preserve memories of the storm.
The Richmond resident warned Fort Bend ISD of the presence of graves, but no one listened—until they started finding human remains.