Four notable stadiums in Texas have hosted professional football over the years.
Nominating presidential candidates in Texas seems like conventional wisdom for Republicans, but so far it's happened only twice.
The Olympics bring fame to medal winners, but sometimes the luster fades and names are forgotten. Here's a list of a few Texas-born sports heroes who may not have made it on your radar screen.
Members of the Houston Astros Wives Organization know that peanuts and Cracker Jacks are likely to strike out at the dinner table, so they’ve put together a playbook for cooking called From Home Plate to Your Plate! Even if you’re prone to major-league errors, you’ll be batting one thousand with
In 1960 four students from St. Mary’s University, in San Antonio, were caving in Comal County when one of the boys felt an unexpected draft. A crawl through a narrow corridor led them to a network of caverns filled with breathtaking formations, and four years later, NATURAL BRIDGE CAVERNS—named for
Scott Cohen, the executive chef at La Mansion del Rio Hotel, in San Antonio, puts a Texas twist on Provençal cooking.
Garza High School principal Vicki Baldwin talks about the daily assault on public education, President George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind policy, and what a non- traditional school like Garza has to offer kids.
Executive editor Mimi Swartz on Texas bashing and the return of the cowboy stereotype.
From World War II to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fort Hood has remained a stalwart structure in U.S. military history.
As Natural Bridge Caverns celebrates forty years since its dedication, its patron family looks back on three generations of cave life.
Photographer Michael O'Brien, who took portraits of Olympic hopefuls for "The Magnificent Seven," discusses how to get the perfect pose.
Executive editor S.C. Gwynne on the controversy among Episcopal leaders and the future of the Anglican Church.
Writer-at-large Cecilia Ballí, who wrote this month’s feature “The Unknown Soldier”, discusses reporting a story about death and the need for media sensitivity.
Over the years, filmmakers have tried to capture the essence of Texas athletics through comedy and drama. These movies tackle the deep-seated sports culture of the state.
Writer-at-large Suzy Banks talks about tourism in Galveston, moray eels in Kemah, and war stories in Port Isabel.
Associate editor John Spong on his twelve-step program for former congressman and wild man Charlie Wilson.
Senior editor Pamela Colloff on methamphetamine's grip on East Texas, talking to addicts, and what it's like to follow around narcotics investigators.
Sul Ross State University may be small in size, but its commitment to education has been grand.
Americans devour about 38 billion burgers every year. Seymour, Wisconsin, hosts an annual Burger Fest with a bun toss, a ketchup slide, and a hamburger-eating contest. Daytona Beach, Florida, boasts the International Hamburger Hall of Fame. But these tidbits are merely condiments in The Great Big Burger Book, by Jane
Senior executive editor Paul Burka, who wrote this month's cover story, "Corps Values," talks about diversity at A&M, the future of the Corps of Cadets, and Aggie traditions.
Nearly one hundred years after its founding, the Imperial Sugar Company remains sweet on Texas.
Gig 'em Horns? Hook 'em Aggies? As a child, I got mixed signals from my football-fanatic family.
Just call her Super Texan. Lone Star guru and Texas Monthly senior editor Anne Dingus launches a new column this month. Here, she shares her thoughts on cacti, culture, and correcting misperceptions.
Photographer Peter Yang on getting Aggies to pose for their portrait and what makes a good picture.
Senior editor Gary Cartwright on the battle between the evildoers and the whiners and the future of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.