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A city report on Confederate and slavery-related names in the capital noted a big one—the city itself.
Behind the scenes of our August cover shoot.
We talked to a number of people who’ve left the city behind—and aren’t looking back.
Beyoncé is notoriously precise about controlling her public narrative. As a famous black woman, she has to be.
Plus, a pink-diaper-wearing emotional support pigeon was reunited with its owner.
The Texanist on five great small towns that are (pretty much) just like they always were and don’t need to change at all.
These intimate retreats, elevated restaurants, stylish boutiques, and sophisticated art spaces would be right at home in the big city.
Dismayed by sky-high rents and yearning for a slower-paced lifestyle, a new generation of Texans is ditching the big city and fostering a Rural renaissance across the state.
Texas Monthly's executive editor talks about his August feature tracing Schlitterbahn’s decades-long rise to its current perilous position.
Hot chips, no salsa required.
From bourbon-pecan to chocolate-pecan, dig in to these eight recipes.
How a chance encounter on a flight to Dallas turned into an internet sensation, and why it shouldn’t happen again.
What: The 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Who: Karthik Nemmani, a fourteen-year-old from McKinney. Why It’s So Great: On Thursday night, a Texan took home the championship title from the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Karthick Nemmani, an eighth grader at Scoggins Middle School, knew he…
The rock star’s most essential music, from his earliest influences through his biggest hits to the artists he’s influenced himself.
The Golden native kept it all in the family (and in Texas) for the cover of 'Golden Hour.'
The Pulitzer winner on his new book about Texas’s history, culture, and politics.
Eight months after Harvey, Ellen DeGeneres gave the students of Rockport-Fulton High School a generous gift.
In our current moment of Selenamania, Stripes and H-E-B have nothing on the dedication from crafty fans.
A massive urban renewal project that’s reviving the plaza culture. An Alamo fight centuries in the making. Avant-garde Mexican food inspired by Maya trade routes. Three hundred years after the city’s founding, San Antonio might just be the most interesting city in America.
Though the city’s Tricentennial Commission has thus far been a dismal failure, creative residents have found a way to celebrate their complex history and promising future.
The poet Naomi Shihab Nye pays tribute to Maury Maverick, Jr., one of San Antonio's greatest sons.
The Arlington native is still finding new things to celebrate from her 2016 debut album.
You're invited to an entirely new way to experience the National Magazine of Texas: live!
On saying goodbye to a cultural phenomenon.
He was a highlight of Austin’s creative community and, in death, a spotlight on the city’s problems with race.
Ham fries? Hot dog-stuffed pickles? The people behind the Rangers concessions at Globe Life Park never disappoint.
Richard Overton, 111-year-old Austin resident, is still loving life.
Remembering "The Alamo" through souvenir shot glasses, John Wayne toilet paper, and the family that brought the 1960 classic to Texas.
At his SXSW panel, the journalist discussed how Texas has changed—and how he sees its future.
Welcome to chunking territory.
One of the last markers of the Houstonian dialect dates back to the Southern Pacific Railroad.
On a pilgrimage to Beverly Hills, a lifelong fan learns that his favorite actress is every bit as charming at eighty as she was half a century ago.
It's better than good—at least if you're talking about cotton quality.
The engine that might get us to Mars and the unexpected pressures of taking a break in the music industry.
Prepare for a tale of blackface minstrelsy and swashbuckling high seas adventures, a whodunit with the last page maddeningly ripped out.
Prepositionally, you can go over or out to Abilene—depending on where you're coming from.
The 'National Podcast of Texas' celebrates its one month anniversary.
The second episode of the miniseries reveals that the true danger of the Branch Davidians was their faith—not in their religion, but their leader.
Probably not! But let’s read way too much into it anyway.
The viral sensation, who explained British accents in 2016, is fixin’ to help an international audience understand Texas English.
The next great Texas oil film, Taylor Kitsch on playing Branch Davidian leader David Koresh, and a check in on Port Aransas after Hurricane Harvey.
The first time I heard about Bumble, I was complaining about dating apps, a favorite pastime of those of us consigned to them. This was December 2015, and I’d spent four months swiping right (but mostly left) on Tinder. It had yielded three good dates, one of which turned…
From our forty-third governor to the unofficial fishing guide for Caddo Lake, we lost a lot of great Texans this year. Here are the people we’ll miss.
The company’s ”iSolve” system will allow flight attendants to deliver miles to inconvenienced customers before the plane even lands.
A new partnership with Penguin Random House turns classic Texas Monthly stories into audio versions.
You're gonna need more than a sweater.
Getting the elaborate Christmas displays in this posh neighborhood ready for the masses is big business.
Using their grandmother’s recipe—and a ranking system—the Ruiz women have gathered since 1972 to make tamales and strengthen ties.
Can a 1960s novel with a cult following finally become the blockbuster film its fans believe it should be?