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Joe Gamaldi in his office at the Houston Police Officers’ Union.
A Bad Cop’s Best Friend?

Nov 18, 2020 By Michael Hardy

One morning in late January 2019, Rhogena Nicholas texted a prayer to her mother, Jo Ann Nicholas, just as she did every day. A widow in her eighties, Jo Ann could no longer make the four-hour drive from Natchitoches, Louisiana, to visit her daughter and her son-in-law, Dennis Tuttle, at…

Willie Nelson onstage during the 1980 Fourth of July Picnic, at the Pedernales Country Club, in Spicewood.
Willie: A Special Project

Oct 9, 2020 By Texas Monthly

Dive into this collection devoted to Willie Nelson where you’ll find new essays about the Red Headed Stranger, our new podcast "One by Willie," a comprehensive ranking of every album Willie ever published, and more.

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Bulleit Bar Skills: Add Some Swagger to Your Next Cocktail

Sep 18, 2020 By TM Studio

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.

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The Pandemic Has Changed Everything

Jun 24, 2020 By Texas Monthly

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…

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Introducing the Newest Members of Texas Monthly’s Editorial Staff

Apr 24, 2020 By Texas Monthly

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.

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Good Newscast 24: Optimism + Technology

Feb 20, 2020 By TM Studio

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…

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…