Senior editor John Spong is the brains behind our special thirteenth issue of Texas Monthly devoted to the life and music of Willie Nelson. The issue publishes in August.
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…
During the pandemic, Sam Waring put a sign in his yard: ”If the Curtain’s Open, Give Us a Wave, Eh?” Passersby obliged.
No, Medicaid expansion isn’t a perfect solution. But it’s the best way to ensure more workers can return to their jobs.
“Six feet away” can be very, very sexy.
After the oil bust, wind and solar energy might be the Permian Basin’s best hope.
We introduce you to Texas Monthly's newest editorial staff members.
Suzanne Ohlmann is a heart failure nurse based in San Antonio, serving rural Texas. On Facebook, she’s waging a war against misinformation.
A professional shopper, who delivers groceries for those who can afford to stay at home, shares her story.
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.
Unable to make her weekly appointment because of social distancing, Carlene takes her hair into her own hands.
The kids are alright, but they’re getting a little bored.
On a remote property near Terlingua, a prepper community is thriving.
To combat economic downturn from the coronavirus pandemic, the IRS is sending Americans money. Many struggling Texans say it won’t be enough.
There are about 2,000 migrants in the camp now. It changes every day—20 new families arrive, then 40 leave. Two months ago, the government made everyone move from the plaza—a park near the bridge—to the river bank. They were…
Plus, Texas pols take pains to prove they’re still working, Rick Perry finds a new calling, and more.
“I guess the pandemic didn’t exactly end my marriage. It just revealed that it no longer really existed.”
In the face of specious medical advice and hoarding, Dallas pharmacist Emile Abdo tries to keep vital medications in stock.
The device they've designed has piqued the interest of government officials and large manufacturers hoping to address the coronavirus crisis.
The writing had been on the wall, and now it’s official.
A new poll asks the question that previous ones strongly suggested.
The Texas Optimism Project and Frost Bank’s Opt for Optimism initiative are proud to share episode 24 of Good Newscast, a podcast about good things in the world. Season 1 of the podcast explored optimism in the headlines, but season 2 welcomes a different format and new host. Chelsea…
In 2018, the cavernous, old-school Doug's Gym closed after 55 years in business. A new book of photos recaptures the space in all its gritty, unchanging glory.
Balcones Distilling has put Waco on the map as home to the most celebrated whisky makers in Texas and beyond.
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.
Texas Monthly adds and updates approximately sixty restaurant listings to our Dining Guide each month. There’s limited space in the print issue, but the entire searchable guide to the best of Texas cuisine is at your fingertips online! Below are a few highlights from the new restaurants reviewed in our January 2020…
The Texas Optimism Project organized a campus speaker series at Texas universities to spark practical conversations about optimism. In 2018, we hosted events at four universities and discussion topics ranged from global health and entrepreneurship to mindfulness and creativity. This year, optimism was spread to students…
Ambitious Texans across the state are crafting, building, and designing goods in hopes that what they make will resonate and connect with their customers. Whether they’re independent small-batch artisans or shop owners, each is striving to create something special. We’ve scoured the big cities and the small towns for gifts—from…
Cozy up next to the fireplace this holiday season with this easy apple cider recipe. Don't forget to add a cinnamon stick to bring it to life.
This light festive recipe is great after a full holiday meal. The caramel sauce is perfect with whipped cream or ice cream.
Christmas isn't complete without a holiday ham. Check out this recipe for a quick and easy take on the holiday classic.
Not sure what to do this weekend at the state’s biggest literary gathering? We’ve got nearly three dozen ideas.
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?
An analysis of the two Texan presidential candidates’ rally songs.
Twenty years on, the band is Texas’s most subliminally recognizable export.
Citing abstract fears, Plano ISD canceled a game against a school in the devastated community.
Over the weekend, she became the first person ever to perform two gymnastics moves.
The El Pasoan reflects on violence in her hometown, and why it’s important for the Latinx community to tell their own stories.
After last weekend's mass shooting, Ruben Martinez created the viral #ElPasoChallenge to inspire random acts of kindness.
During her set at the Chicago music festival, the pop-country star decried last weekend’s mass shootings.
The creative duo recently went viral for the pink seesaws they installed at the border wall near El Paso.
McAllen’s new arts and music festival has potential to contribute to creative communities, if it’s thoughtful about how to best serve their needs.
Why is New York trying to steal Texas’s most Instagrammable puppy?
Featuring Selena, a Golden Girls gospel remix, and more.
Imagining a theoretical second disc for the Austin band’s best-of album, out this week.
Clark and his band bring the heat on the PBS series.
The Texan’s 1965 hit is pivotal to ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.’