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Music|
July 26, 2019

Sound Check: Aaron Watson

West Texas native Aaron Watson has been a star in the Texas music scene for two decades. His eighteenth album ‘Red Bandana’ released in June, and it’s a phenomenal twenty-song opus. He performs “Trying Like the Devil" in the latest installment of our Sound Check series. Presented by Visit Fort

Style & Design|
June 3, 2018

Spaces: Brooklyn Decker’s Closet

For the launch of the new Texas Monthly video series, “Spaces: A Look at How Texans Live,” a companion to our “Spaces” photo series, Decker takes us through her West Austin home. Find out more about what’s in that shoe collection as the affable and unassuming actress talks about

February 26, 2016

What Do You Think the State Song of Texas Should Be?

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Bum Steers|
January 3, 2016

The 2016 Bum Steer Awards

The Great Texas Meltdown of 2015 started slowly. In fact, things were looking mighty good for perennial favorites the Dallas Cowboys when they made the playoffs last January, and they could have gone all the way if it hadn’t been for a controversial call by the refs that cost them

Tacos|
November 18, 2015

Moments in Taco History

Pre-1,200 BCE: People in the New World discover nixtamalization, a process of soaking maize in water with wood ash that vastly increases the nutritional value of anything made from it, including corn tortillas. 1520’s: In recounting Hernán Cortés’s conquest of the Aztecs, Spanish historian Bernal Díaz del Castillo observes that

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