Glenn McCarthy still roars like a lion.
What is it like to miss the sexual revolution (and some others) by a mere handful of years?
When was the last time you went to an SMU-Baylor game?
Owning a pickup is not, in itself, enough.
Since our wearables often become unbearable, hereÃs a bold alternative.
Boxing is the real school of hard knocks. James Helwig, the Texas Heavyweight Champion, hopes he’ll be able to graduate in time.
Leaving Cheyenne, which may be Larry McMurtry’s best novel, is made into a miserable movie. This is how it happened.
A rodeo is an anachronism, like javelin throwing: but its bumps, bruises, and brawls are real.
How do you find a folksy town of 7500 people 20 years later in a sprawling city of 110,000?
Selling a herd of prime cattle can be tricky business. And it takes professionals to do it right.
We give appropriate recognition to all the people and events that have put us in the state we're in.
Dallas and Fort Worth boosters may have pushed their cities into the 21st century when they opened the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport this September.
Behind the mask is a man of God, a man devoted to the all-American goal of winning the all-American game as few have done before him.
An Aggie views the closing of the Chicken Ranch. George Washington didn't sleep there, but many famous and unfamous Texans did.
Old Glory is a long way from Madison Avenue, and Bigun Bradley probably knew it.
Big-time poker players don't worry about luck; they don't need it.
A good woman finally marries the wild frontier man and saves him from himself. Manifestly destiny.
These veterans of endless smoke-filled rooms and committee sessions do more to shape state government than most elected officials. They're not all bad, but they're not all good, either.
Indulgences include skydiving, puppet shows, hikes, massages, float trips, entertainment for kids, and blizzards. Blizzards?
In which nice guys finish last, if they finish at all.
Bright lights and movie madness in Big D.
We take a look inside and outside a major investment land company.
Across-the-border radio stations milk the boondocks.
Why the best runner in pro football ran right out of the game.
Sakowitz and Neiman's advance and retreat.
Willie Nelson, Beck, Lisa Loeb, Swing Separated at Beck: Some of you may have caught Willie Nelson’s appearance last week on “The Tonight Show” where he held the stage with one of LA’s most original artists, Beck. There’s an interesting story behind that collaboration and behind that whole…
Rivers of fire. Gnashing metal claws. Burning buildings. Army surplus rocket engines and abstract mechanical dinosaurs. Lumbering steel insects armed with flamethrowers and rotating cow skulls. A capacity crowd of 5,000 Texans packed Longhorn Speedway to witness the spectacle—a chaotic evening of well-managed explosions, choreographed pyromania and all-purpose destruction—courtesy…
1. “Goodbye to texas university . . . Hello to the University of Louisiana State?” The trash-talking for Texas A&M’s first-ever Southeastern Conference game got off to an early start in May, when University of Florida head coach Will Muschamp took a shot at Aggieland. “You ever been to College…
What’s the easiest way to get to Texas? Well, I reckon that depends on your locale at any given moment. Ringo Starr might have said to take a left at Oklahoma but I think it’s easier if you look for the big blue stars above the front door just…
The artist’s retrospective show in Houston made Jen Scoville laugh.
Texas music is as diverse as its people. Nineteenth-century immigrants to Texas from the American South, from Mexico, and Europe, shaped a variety of sounds unmatched anywhere else in the United States. Southern blues and ragtime, Mexican orquesta, the waltzes and polkas of Central Europe, all took root, thrived,…
Along about May the nuts begin to form, in close-growing clusters at the tips of stubby twigs. Inside each green husk is a droplet of nutrient-filled liquid—the substance that will eventually become a pecan. As the kernel takes on shape and size, a papery skin develops around the jellylike matter.
In simplest terms, a native Texan is someone who was born in Texas. But only the most literal-minded would be satisfied with that definition. That just doesn’t get to the heart of the matter. To some people, for instance, it is possible to be more native than other natives, as…
In 1973, when Palacios Mayor W. C. Jackson invited extraterrestrials to visit Texas (“No one has ever made those fellas welcome,” he told reporters), his hospitality came almost a century too late. Long before anyone had heard of Roswell, flying saucers were first spotted in Texas in 1878, according…
An uneasy peace has long existed between Texas and literature, a peace the Texas Institute of Letters (TIL) has tried for fifty years to preserve and protect. Threats have been constant. In several cases, foreign emissaries have found themselves treated in alarming ways. British poet Stephen Spender, invited to speak…