Austin Riley spent decades raising exotic animals in the Texas Hill Country. In a split second, the animal he thought he knew best changed his life forever.
Luke Coffee, a Dallas-based actor and filmmaker, is trying to frame himself as a victim of excessive force.
Whether it’s a Panhandle blizzard, a Houston thunderstorm, or a South Texas fire hazard, no matter where you are in Texas, there’s no escaping the chaos.
This week, the women-focused dating app joined dozens of other Texas companies that say ambiguity around life-saving medical care is bad for business.
In their new book ‘Chokeholds,’ researchers argue Lee Harvey Oswald was just one piece of a sprawling conspiracy—one that other investigators claim never existed at all.
After Hurricane Katrina, Darresha George moved her family to Texas. When school officials suspended her son for refusing to cut his hair, it unleashed a storm that shows no signs of easing.
A pastor in Austin asked the artificial intelligence chatbot to write an entire Sunday service. It bombed.
Pecan trees are dying across Central Texas during the second-hottest summer on record, prompting farmers to consider the future of the beloved state tree.
In far West Texas, where loneliness abounds, one man is on a quest to redefine the meaning of love and companionship.
A Dallas billionaire says his new luxury resort in a near-pristine parcel west of Austin is a model of sustainability. The caretaker of the nature reserve next door isn’t buying it.
A new era of climate change–fueled heat waves is pushing the high priests of Texas barbecue to their limit.
Austin's signature green space is at the center of a long-running debate over how much the city should cling to its past as it prepares for the future.
In his new book, ‘The Heat Will Kill You First,’ Austin-based journalist Jeff Goodell examines climate change in its most essential form: temperature rise.
Texans have never been afraid of summer temperatures. This year’s record-breaking heat wave should make us think twice.
What began as a baseless theory has turned into a social media frenzy, with the power to frighten the public and hamper police investigations.
Customers “tell me it’s better than therapy, actually, and cheaper, too,” said a trainer at one rental facility.
As lawmakers consider bills targeting their livelihoods, queer Texans say more members of their community intend to defend themselves.
They have swimming pools, dozens of beds, and at least one stripper pole in a backyard school bus (you read that right). Locals say they’re are turning a vulnerable community into a “theme park” for hard-partying tourists.
The former football star says his campaign for the U.S. Senate began in his home outside Dallas. Will it end there as well?
Calls for independence are growing louder on the right. Maybe that would change if more Texans understood the costs of such a move.
Thousands of years after they were wiped out from the area, an obsessed wildlife ecologist has found evidence that the bucktoothed critters are beginning to recolonize.
We asked for clarification from 99 Texas legislators who support the law, plus the attorney general who will enforce it, for clarification. Only one granted an interview.
A severe pregnancy complication and the state’s strict limits on abortion combined to leave an expectant mother with few options—none of them good.
The lovable Buc-ee’s mascot appears to be the latest victim of “hatejacking,” when an extremist group adopts a popular brand to advance its agenda.
For decades, Terlingua was a refuge for cowboys, wanderers, and weirdos. Now it’s an increasingly popular getaway for well-heeled urbanites.
With an abortion ban looming as the Supreme Court prepares to overturn Roe, the heartbreak of trying to provide reproductive care is too much for some.
Charlie Cain and Steve Skarnulis were used to litigating East Texas oil and gas disputes. Then a terrified voting-machine company employee, falsely implicated in the 2020 election’s biggest conspiracy theory, came calling.
After surviving a devastating accident that left her disabled, Amber McDaniel felt like she could overcome anything. Then her ten-year-old son contracted a rare condition associated with COVID-19.
A few months ago, Jennifer Bridges’s refusal to abide by Houston Methodist’s vaccine mandate thrust her into the national spotlight. Now she’s become a purveyor of conspiracy theories that have fueled the pandemic’s continuation.
Who can be sued under Senate Bill 8? What is the “shadow docket”? When will the Supreme Court rule on the merits of the law?
The island's latest storm has no season.
The linebacker arrived in the United States at ten, knowing nothing about football. Now he's stealing the show on HBO's ‘Hard Knocks.’
In Rockport, a celebrated artist is planning to install sculptures depicting the first contact between European explorers and the Karankawa. Is it a representation of a key moment in the area’s history, or a glorification of colonialism?
Inside the state’s biggest hospitals, doctors say a surge of unvaccinated COVID patients is almost too bewildering to believe.
Earlier this month, a federal board removed the word “Negro” from sixteen locations in Texas, but the state map is still rife with slurs.
Long hours, longer lines, nonstop bidding wars, and letters penned by pets. Stories from the real estate bonanza.
Jennifer Bridges says she isn’t anti-vax, but she's now a cause célèbre among skeptics for threatening to sue her employer for requiring employees get the jab.
As vaccination rollout in their country has been slow, wealthy Mexicans have spent thousands on expensive trips abroad to get inoculated.
In Houston’s Third Ward, where some residents’ homes were extensively damaged, a fight for repairs has reached a breaking point.
Car clubs have gathered for decades at “Chicano Park” in the East Cesar Chavez neighborhood. But residents of a new luxury apartment building have started calling the police to stop them.
Luke Coffee, a director and actor who appeared on NBC’s ‘Friday Night Lights,’ found QAnon during the pandemic and then spent a month trying to evade the consequences of the path it led him down.
The birds have been waddling around the Copper Grove neighborhood for years, but now some residents are crying fowl.
A list of some of those from the Lone Star State who gathered in Washington, D.C., on January 6.
The retailer sits 200 yards from Deaf Smith County’s largest hospital. Local officials and public health experts worry that the store isn’t enforcing safety precautions.
These Texas Landowners Hoped Trump’s Loss Would Halt the Border Wall. Instead, They Say, Things Are Worse.
With Trump ramping up efforts to construct the border wall, South Texans say the effort has been stripped to its essence: “It’s basically just big government taking Texas land.”
Rice University’s Secret for Containing the Coronavirus: A Student-Run Court That Prosecutes Rule Breakers
The COVID Community Court has helped enforce social distancing and wearing of masks. But some undergrads say the feeling of being watched has become another cost of the pandemic.
Follow writer Peter Holley as he explores some of the city's traditional-medicine and faith-healing establishments.
The county’s decision to open eight locations for round-the-clock early voting drew workers too busy to vote during the day—and others eager to send a message about voter suppression.
In his new teaching role at the University of Houston, the straight-talking music mogul promises students a primer on success and celebrity.
His friends, both Black and white, confront the reality of police brutality in their quiet hometown.