Ray Busch’s barbecue obsession, coupled with his Houston pride, makes Ray’s BBQ Shack the go-to joint for traditional H-Town barbecue. Tell me about the first person who taught you about barbecue. Mr. River Falls was a Houston legend back in the sixties, seventies, and eighties. He taught me everything
When she was in college, Tania Betancourt’s grandfather was admitted to the hospital for brain cancer treatment. Seeing him lose control of his body and himself—because “your brain is you”—was awful, she says. She wanted to see cancer treatment that could target his illness more directly. “Our current options to
Former Montrose bar Mary’s...Naturally! served as the site of raucous parties, AIDS-era organizing, and even a final resting place for patrons. This Pride Month, a new exhibit reckons with the bar’s legacy for today's queer community.
Wine enthusiasts can enter the sweepstakes with winners receiving a getaway weekend and prizes from winning Texas wineries!
After selling their family landscaping business in Tucson, Mallory and Arnis Robbins moved to Texas with no plans to make a name for themselves in Texas barbecue. But in 2015, the couple opened a highway-side food trailer (named after their daughter, Evie Mae). The joint quickly rose in the ranks,
With Jack Daniel's Can Cocktails, you can enjoy them on the go, straight from the fridge, or out of the cooler. It's real Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey in three refreshing mixes – conveniently canned. Ready to drink, and ready when you are.
About Clean Origin Clean Origin was founded a little over three years ago, and to celebrate their fourth birthday, they’re raising the bar and opening their first showroom. Their founders have decades of experience in all areas of the diamond industry. However, in opening Clean Origin, they chose to
As the worldwide coronavirus pandemic has been unfolding, Dr. Emily Brunson of Texas State University’s expertise in vaccine decision-making, health crisis communication, and access to healthcare have launched her onto the international stage. But despite the research and blueprints that Dr. Brunson and her colleagues have created to help lower
As you begin your search for where next to call home, much like Lubbock’s recent standings in a variety of topics, the “Hub City” should be at the top of your list. We already know why Lubbock is a highly esteemed city but let us share a few notable accolades
St. Mary’s University faculty and staff tackle society’s biggest challenges
We’re celebrating Willie Nelson with a trivia-styled quiz to test your knowledge to see how well you know this legendary icon.
If you’re a kid growing up in Lubbock, or if you’re a kid like Wade Bowen, who grew up in San Marcos but came to Texas Tech to go to school, all of a sudden, you’ve got a hall pass to be a musician. That’s a key element in any
It’s no secret that Lubbock, Texas, is a launching pad for just about any kind of art you can think of, and the performing arts are no exception.
Selena Quintanilla was a Texas icon—a beloved, Grammy-winning artist who touched millions in life and continues to inspire people around the world. As her fiftieth birthday approaches, the writers we’ve gathered to celebrate her are part of a generation of Latinos who came of age after her heyday.
Working with NASA, Texas State research professor Araceli Martinez Ortiz leads a team of researchers and educators who develop systemic programs that are changing STEM education in Texas and beyond, helping underserved students reach for the stars.
A new podcast explores the history of the “Chicano Squad” as part of a Houston police department effort to repair its broken relationship with the Latino community.
We asked Texans to share what works for them.
More earnest family drama than action adventure, the reboot may leave old-school fans scratching their heads. But you do get to watch Jared Padalecki go two-stepping.
Messina Hof Winery in Bryan, Texas, was named the Top Texas Winery at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ 2021 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition held Nov. 13-15 at NRG Center in Houston.
The HBO Max docuseries, which centers on a wealthy Vietnamese American family in Houston, balances new-money sensibility with the unglamorous truths of being stuck between two cultures.
The new docuseries follows tiny Strawn High School's six-player football team in its quest for a three-peat.
Barry Corbin got a funny look in his eye. “All the world’s a stage,” he intoned, leaning forward and peering at me, “and all the men and women merely players.” His deep, familiar drawl followed the cadence of Shakespeare’s words. “They have their exits and their entrances, / And each man
A day in the not-so-secret life of bees.
The bars might still be closed, but Bulleit’s Frontier Fund is helping to keep bartenders pouring. In Bulleit’s #BulleitBarSkills content series, bartenders across the country share unique cocktail recipes and core skills to make perfect bourbon cocktails at home.
Plus, a Netflix show featuring Tootsie Tomanetz, an Austin band’s wistful album, and a digital marketplace supporting local artisans.
For comedian Brian Gaar and many others, the venue was a center of gravity that attracted everyone from Bill Hicks to Patton Oswalt and all of the up-and-comers in between.
Behind the scenes, two staffers with the same first name keep Texas Monthly running smoothly.
Will we finally expand health-care access? Will dating go old-school? Can renewables jump-start the economy? And are takeout margaritas here to stay? The novel coronavirus has disrupted our lives in unprecedented ways. But it’s not all bleak. We asked economists, health care workers, science fiction writers, wildcatters, and restaurateurs to
“Six feet away” can be very, very sexy.
Texas Monthly welcomed its most recent editorial hire this week, as Rose Cahalan joined as the associate digital editor for culture and lifestyle coverage. Cahalan most recently worked at the Texas Observer, where she served as managing editor. Before that, she worked at Alcalde, the University of Texas alumni magazine.
Social distancing mandates have been instituted to slow the pandemic’s spread—a necessity that also coincides with a loneliness epidemic.
In the face of specious medical advice and hoarding, Dallas pharmacist Emile Abdo tries to keep vital medications in stock.
Located just minutes from San Antonio’s finest shopping, dining, and entertainment – there’s no better place to escape this spring than atop one of the highest hills in San Antonio. Whether you indulge in the award winning Loma de Vida spa & Wellness, or delve into
Unless you’ve got a trained palate and years of whiskey drinking experience under your belt, you might be a little bit confused by the tasting notes for Garrison Brothers Small Batch Bourbon. 2019 Bourbon Brawl Finalist Hugo Osorio describes the experience of drinking Garrison Brothers as somewhat ever-evolving.
The Defining Moment Comprehensive Campaign at St. Mary's University is transforming the lives of students for the better. Read more about this effort and its impact on students here.
The new Telluride Bike Park features 10 miles of flow trails tailored for every ability.
Adrianne Palicki: “I Miss the Hell Out of ‘Friday Night Lights.’ But You Really Can’t Bring It Back.”
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the actress who won our full hearts playing Tyra Collette discusses the beloved series’ legacy and her new life aboard ’The Orville.’
Chef Sean’s Spicy Hawaiian Burger Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves: 2 Ingredients 2 pineapple slices Nonstick spray 2 H‑E‑B Sliced Canadian Bacon 2 H‑E‑B Prime 1 Brisket Burgers 1/4 tsp. kosher salt 1/4 tsp. black pepper
The Edinburg native talks about her hometown, her role models growing up, and how she mentors aspiring actors in the RGV.
Back in January, Texas Monthly’s esteemed advice columnist the Texanist responded to a thought-provoking letter from a native Texan soldier stationed in Afghanistan. The soldier asked: “What would be your top five things to do, see, eat, and drink the moment I step foot back on