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.
Descendants of slaves who escaped across the southern border observe Texas’s emancipation holiday with their own unique traditions.
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?
In ‘Spying on the South,’ the author of the bestselling ‘Confederates in the Attic’ offers a few pungent opinions about the Lone Star State.
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.
The 41st president was described as his own best press secretary—especially with the Texas media.
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.
It was a funeral marked far more often by humor than by maudlin sentiment.
The 41st president was the oldest living former president in the history of the United States
The 41st president's death comes less than eight months after that of his wife, Barbara.
The former president held a conversation with former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, with whom he found much common ground.
Plano Representative Sam Johnson kept two artifacts from those dark days that now belong to the Smithsonian.
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.
Five decades ago, Myrtis Dightman broke the color barrier in professional rodeo and became one of the best bull riders who ever lived. But his imprint on the sport was only just beginning.
Presidents past and present, as well as leaders from across the political spectrum, mourn the death of the former first lady.
She was only the second woman in U.S. history to have been married to one president and the mother of a second president.
As I have aged and faced my own challenges as a female on this planet, I have come to a different understanding of Barbara Bush.
In an announcement, the former first lady has decided against any further medical treatment and will focus on comfort care.
Over 30 bodies have been discovered on a former prison farm in Fort Bend County.
How an African-American family managed to rise to prominence during the height of Jim Crow-era segregation.
The city that gave birth to the republic continues to nourish the traits that distinguish the state’s character.
Thousands of Houstonians turned out to get a last look at the Astrodome before its renovation.
A decade after the largest custody battle in U.S. history, some of those involved speak about their memories.