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Doug’s Gym was recognized, if at all, by its vintage sign with the out-of-step promise of “reducing & weight gaining.” It was this sign, in fact, that originally caught Diamond’s eye. But when he first walked up the gym’s sagging steps, the last thing on his mind was building muscle and losing weight. The truth is, Diamond was feeling a little lost. He’d recently retired from a career as a doctor specializing in interventional radiology and was, in his words, “still coming to grips” with thirty years of seeing people in terrible and often incurable situations. The gym’s peeling paint and dark corners spoke to him—about years passing by, about mortality, and our ability to change. And so three times a week for six months he photographed a gym tinged with cigar smoke and sheltered from time.
The Dallas Gym That Time Forgot

Feb 15, 2020 By Bill Shapiro

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.

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Escape to La Cantera Resort & Spa

Jan 17, 2020 By TM Promotions

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…

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Meet the 2019 Bourbon Brawl Finalist from Dallas: Hugo Osorio

Jan 16, 2020 By TM Promotions

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.

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Dining Guide: Highlights From Our January 2020 Issue

Dec 18, 2019 By Texas Monthly

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…

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Texas Optimism Project + Frost Bank Campus Events: 2019 Recap

Dec 16, 2019 By TM Studio

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…

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Our 2019 Made in Texas Holiday Gift Guide

Nov 26, 2019 By Arielle Avila

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…

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The New Texas History

Sep 18, 2019 By Texas Monthly

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?

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Should You Shave Your Dog in the Summertime?

Jul 23, 2019 By Dan Solomon

Ten years ago, my wife and I saw a listing on Craigslist for an 18-month-old Siberian husky. Within a few seconds of meeting Dio, I knew he was our dog. In the years since, we’ve cared for him in little ways (a grain-free diet that agrees with his sensitive stomach!)…

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Recipe: Spicy Hawaiian Burger

Jun 26, 2019 By TM Promotions

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…

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Good Newscast: Episode 10

May 20, 2019 By TM Promotions

In this week's episode of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, Owen, Arely, and Andrew extrapolate optimism from 18 pizzas, 3 million meals, and 242 years of American self-governance.

In a Texas Homecoming, What Would Our Readers Do First?

Apr 3, 2019 By Regina Mack

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…

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Experience Spring at the Silos

Mar 29, 2019 By TM Promotions

This spring, Ashley Rose, well-known author of the lifestyle blog Sugar & Cloth, paid a visit with her family to Spring at the Silos at Magnolia Market. From picnics on the lawn to sweet treats at Silos Baking Co., Rose’s trip to the Silos was one for the books. If…

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Good Newscast: Episode 6

Mar 27, 2019 By TM Promotions

Owen and Arely host special guest, Brenda Garza, for Episode 6 of Good Newscast, Sponsored by Frost Bank. Brenda from GenCure joins the discussion to appeal for blood and marrow donors. She also reveals that her involvement in the program comes from her own personal story.

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Good Newscast: Episode 4

Feb 20, 2019 By TM Promotions

This week the hosts of the Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, discuss random acts of whimsy, radical acts of kindness, and lessons from Bob Ross.

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Austin’s Finest: Faces of Austin

Jan 29, 2019 By TM Promotions

In a three-part series, the Texas Monthly Studio will present the leaders in their respective fields from Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. Meet the faces of Austin—industry pioneers from cosmetic surgery to pediatric care, first featured in our February 2019 issue. The Face of Personalized Cosmetic Surgery Jennifer…

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On the Horizon

Jan 10, 2019 By caitlynperry

A look back at the 2018 ProRodeo season serves as a crystal ball, of sorts, for the new year. The world champions were crowned less than a month ago, with three Texans earning those prestigious Montana Silversmiths gold buckles—all-around titlist Trevor Brazile earned his 24th world title; tie-down roper Caleb…

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Texas Triumphant

Dec 20, 2018 By caitlynperry

Championship Saturday at the National Finals Rodeo featured a wide range of emotions, from the giddiness of 24-year-old Hailey Kinsel to the teary goodbyes of Trevor Brazile to the remembrances of loved ones lost in 2018 for Caleb Smidt. All three Texans earned those coveted Montana Silversmiths gold buckles while…

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Practice Makes Perfect

Dec 13, 2018 By caitlynperry

A regulation basketball court is 94 feet long, 50 feet wide. Now, imagine those dimensions with rounded corners, a floor filled with dirt and 17,000-plus screaming fans. That’s the National Finals Rodeo, the sport’s grand championship that hosts the very best in the game from each season. Other than dirt,…

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Wrangler Network

Nov 29, 2018 By caitlynperry

In December 2013, upon discovering that there was a void for live rodeo coverage in the western marketplace, Wrangler Jeans launched the Wrangler Network. The first and only free rodeo and western lifestyle digital platform that offers 24-7 content to all. As the go-to resource for…