Across the state, small towns are fading away. But in a few places, rich people are spending big to revive them. And that comes with its own set of complications.
How ranching and oil families have kept Albany flourishing.
The philanthropic financier who restored a West Texas outpost.
High finance in the High Plains.
The Wall Street Journal investigates what happened to the snowballs people froze after a historic 2004 snowfall.
Plus, a woman goes to a pharmacy and discovers she's dead!
The jewel of the Hill Country, my hometown, is lovelier than ever. I just wish more of the natives could afford to stick around and enjoy it. Scenes from a town transformed.
'Briarpatch,' a new show on USA Network, portrays a West Texas rarely seen on TV.
The incredible true story of two brothers raised on the hardscrabble country music of rural West Texas who dropped out, tuned in, found God, and helped launch the seventies soft-rock revolution.
What happens when a wealthy patron wears out his welcome?
The Permian Basin is the birthplace of Friday Night Lights. But the historic oil boom threatens beloved high school football traditions.
El Paso-born playwright Octavio Solis’s 'Quixote Nuevo' rides into Houston’s Alley Theatre this month.
Who put H-E-B and Whataburger in the same division?
Yes, it's really a thing. Here's what we know about champagne sabering.
What happens when pain relief is turned into YouTube entertainment?
During booms, the Permian Basin sees a rise in prostitution charges. But misperceptions and stereotypes about sex work have led to policies that may actually harm the women involved.
Plus, the best contestant on Netflix’s reality show ’The Circle’ and Megan Thee Stallion and Normani's new collaboration.
We explore a different kind of boom in the Permian Basin. Meet the women working at a lingerie coffee shop, a “breastaurant,” and two area strip clubs.
Psych nurse Philippa Ashford was standing in her driveway when the bullet came down.
Working in the oil patch is incredibly dangerous. But March 10, 2015, brought unimaginable tragedy for one Andrews family.
It was a long, eventful year.
The 76-year-old artist died just past midnight on Christmas Eve at his home in Austin.
Our lonely, difficult childhood—and our love of books—always connected us, despite the wildly different paths we took.
Plus, Pennywise the Clown has just the place for you!
Last year, countless Texans acted in ways that brought honor to our state—or just made us grin. Here's a look at a few dozen of them.
In the first episode of our new podcast series, host Christian Wallace takes us back to his hometown in the Permian Basin, which is nearly unrecognizable to him today. We meet a few of the people whose lives have been upended by the biggest oil boom in U.S. history.
The local artist talks about finding her medium, what she’s unlearning, and being an ”emerging artist.”
Plus, a Dallas museum for holiday photos, a book about old Hollywood, and late-night pho in Houston.
Plus: St. Vincent’s movie heads to Sundance, Kanye West and Joel Osteen reteam, and Post Malone owns the year.
A guide to finding the perfect pair, whether you're working cattle, two-stepping, or presenting a TED talk.
On Cameo, you can contract the likes of Troy Aikman to say hello, happy birthday, or "we're breaking up."
Our new 10-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.
This holiday season, give your nearest and dearest something only a true Texan could love.
Where to ring in the season, from small-town parades to yuletide train trips to glorious light displays.
Plus, some people in Houston really, really want a Popeyes chicken sandwich.
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.
The master bootmakers at Little’s, in San Antonio, demonstrate what goes into a fine boot.
Dozens of Azteca dancers, clad in regalia, came together during Austin’s largest Día de los Muertos celebration.
The second annual celebration of theater, comedy, and dance displayed the many dimensions of Latinidad.
The rapper heads to a Houston megachurch, Netflix introduces its new Selena, and This Week in Matthew McConaughey.
Plus, JM Stevens’ solo debut album, a documentary examining the border crisis through art, and an El Paso cereal bar.
For their last play together at Dallas's Second Thought Theatre, the actor-director duo took on a Texas Monthly-inspired story.
Roy Knight Jr. was killed in action in Vietnam, and his remains were missing for decades. Now his family has finally found closure.
Plus, a Houston beer garden, a Frisco soft serve shop, and a chilling horror flick.
Add these crucial Texas authors to your reading list.
Finally, a scientific means of determining whether Austin, Houston, Dallas, or Waco could hold out the longest against an army of bloodsuckers.
I might have come in last place, but I learned a lot while walking in the woods of San Antonio during El Taco Loco.
The nonprofit Jolt Texas is partnering with families across the state to register voters.
Plus, a clothing company that sports El Paso pride and a one-stop shop for Mexican treats in Houston.
Mr. Mabel needs to come home.