Eight days inside America’s Auction Academy, learning the secrets of “the dynamo from Dallas.”
Recommendations from the creators of Texas’s new African American Studies elective.
Katy Caldwell, CEO of Legacy Community Clinics, talks to Texas Monthly about medical supply shortages, staff safety, and financial woes.
Emily Ramshaw and Andrea Valdez discuss their vision for the 19th*, a nonprofit venture where politics, policy, and gender will converge.
A Rice University professor's recent breakthrough may mean that a science fictional scenario is within reach.
A guide to finding the perfect pair, whether you're working cattle, two-stepping, or presenting a TED talk.
The 90-year-old blues legend currently holds down three weekly residencies in Austin.
Treatments for chronic Lyme disease are controversial and expensive. As a last resort, some patients are pursuing this unproven and painful alternative.
The stories, the traditions, and the deeper meanings of the boots in their lives.
The author of "The Years That Matter Most" spent a lot of time at UT-Austin—where he saw reason for hope.
With NASA’s ambitions trimmed, private space companies come to Texas, dreaming of Mars.
Nearly sixty years ago, Funk and twelve other women proved that they could be astronauts too. But they never got to walk on the moon.
How the groundbreaking Nigerian-Houstonian rapper has gone viral—and why his art matters.
The Grammy-winning jazz-funk-rockers are back with American Music: Vol. VII, their first album in five years.
A new exhibit at UT-El Paso displays works by young people held last year at the immigration detention center.
Critics of the forthcoming transformation of the state’s child welfare system worry about the new model’s lack of transparency. Legislators are running out of time to introduce greater safeguards.
No one can explain why. Not even Southwest Key, the nonprofit shelter that keeps telling refugees they have no other choice.
The situation has become so dangerous that Mexican police escorts have been discontinued after sundown.
At the Texas Inventors' Association, you'll find plans for the contraptions and gadgets of your dreams. Just don't tell anyone your idea.
Cecy Treviño started her girls' music school to provide a safe space for self-expression. But the bands are getting booked all over town.
James Surls has a storied legacy as one of Texas’s greatest living sculptors. But at age 75, the eccentric artist is far from finished.
Two of the city’s veteran musicians talk us through its ongoing auditory transformation after the departure of Leon Bridges—and why some uncertainty is a good thing.
We talked to Austin-based director Andrew Bujalski about his latest film, 'Support the Girls,' starring Regina Hall.
The solutions to our current crisis on the border are relatively simple, says Houston immigration expert Charles Foster. But our politicians don’t have the nerve to make them happen.
Rio Grande Valley attorney Jennifer Harbury explains the nightmares facing immigrants today, whether they gain entry or are turned away.
Dr. Marsha Griffin, co-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics special interest group on immigrant health, tells us what she's seen and what separation traumas could mean in the long term for immigrant children.
An expert on helping parents navigate the asylum process describes what she's seeing on the ground.
"Sometimes a festival rep will say they don’t want acts that are too similar. Could you imagine telling a man, 'Sorry, we can only have one indie rock band, you're all wearing Levi's and that's pretty overdone so we can't have that'?"
"We need more women to tackle the energy transition and tackle the biggest challenges we face: climate change, energy poverty, and good infrastructure."
"I think there is a true opportunity right now for women—even more significant than when I was in state government. We’ve got so many running for public office now. Once they win and their numbers grow, we’re bound to move beyond 'me too' to something better."
"I disagree with those who say the #MeToo movement could go too far. That sentiment exhibits itself anytime there is an effective and active push for change, that somehow you're going to cause the unintended impact of actually hurting the cause."
Rapper Marco Cervantes, who performs as Mexican Stepgrandfather, and Álvaro Del Norte, founder of the accordion-powered punk rock band Piñata Protest, discuss their inspirations.
From Tejano to punk and hip-hop, there's so much great music coming out of San Antonio today.
San Antonio barber Rob Ferrel on the origins of his famous hair designs.
Tony Rancich has created a weird, wonderful, and world-class musical oasis amid his family's 3,300-acre operating pecan orchard.
A decade after the largest custody battle in U.S. history, some of those involved speak about their memories.
As an eighteen-year-old immigrant to the U.S., Franklin Chang Díaz dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Now, decades after tying the record for most spaceflights, he might be the best bet to get us to Mars.
We set out to hear what our state sounds like. We brought back the latest and best of Texas music—so listen up.
The Live Music Capital of the World isn't all guitars.
Scott Kelly on what freaked him out—and what drove him crazy—during his record-setting year on the International Space Station.
The Bolivar Peninsula is for the birds. Literally.
A filmmaker’s effort to share stories from her home turf, one female-directed movie at a time.
Shinyribs' Kevin Russell sits down with us to talk about his new album, 'I Got Your Medicine,' out February 24.
Franco Mondini-Ruiz entrances Houston's upper-class with fast brushes and playful barbs.
They have fled war-torn countries, given up livelihoods, and left behind possessions and family for the safety of a foreign world of cowboy hats and Walmarts. But the refugees who land in Amarillo’s Astoria Park have an ally who understands their confusion and loss: a 64-year-old former teacher named Miss
Dorothy Hood was one of Texas’s greatest artists, yet her work remains largely unknown. Now, sixteen years after her death, can her fans bring her the acclaim she never received in life?
They were some of the toughest narcs on the border, known for busting smugglers, staging raids, seizing cartel cocaine—and being dirty.
To whom will the Bachelorette’s final rose go this season? Blogger Steve Carbone makes it his business to know—and tell his 1.5 million readers.
He was a pioneering music journalist at 'Texas Monthly,' but he was also so much more.
Sandy Jenkins was a quiet accountant at the Collin Street Bakery who felt overlooked and dreamed of living the good life. He found it (for a while) by embezzling nearly $17 million from the famed fruitcake maker.