A viral video of Austin’s Kayleigh Williamson completing the New York City Marathon last weekend inspired athletes from coast to coast.
Found along Texas’s southwestern border, the creature has a mug only a mother could love.
Unfazed by extreme weather, this dangerous beauty blooms only at night.
The explosion of color found at the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute is not a mirage.
Found in the state’s riverways, the spiny softshell looks like a cross between a brontosaurus and a pancake.
The small city of Sherman, which lies far from the coast, is a fossil hunter’s paradise.
Wineries, stylish bed-and-breakfasts, and a beautifully restored old train depot make this North Texas town a great weekend getaway.
I swear I feel refreshed after looking at a house in Oregon or Virginia. And according to my research, other Texans do too.
Recent tragedies in Big Bend and Palo Duro Canyon are a reminder to “respect the desert,” says one ranger.
Is there anything better than a good story with a view?
If you try to kill it with a shovel, it’ll just split into two.
I didn’t think I’d get to be a mom. Now that I am, the passage of time confounds me.
As we celebrate one hundred years of our state parks, they are more popular than ever. But our booming population is overwhelming the state’s scarce public lands. What will the next century hold for Texas’s “best idea”?
Twelve states require that insurers pay for egg and sperm freezing before cancer treatment. Attempts to add Texas to the list have failed twice, but now lawmakers are trying again.
After a leopard escape, the suspicious death of a vulture, and the theft of two monkeys, Texans are anxiously awaiting an explanation.
Each winter, a wildlife sanctuary near the Panhandle hosts one of the world’s largest gatherings of these beautiful birds.
Scientists are unleashing the computerized canines on the Austin campus to study how humans interact with them.
This serene Hill Country town boasts a treehouse hotel and an idyllic swimming hole.
Tentative plans call for the beloved dining-hall structure to be rebuilt and modernized—with even better views.
Austin artist and doctor Grace Farris’s debut, ‘Mom Milestones,’ inverts the patronizing parenting-book formula.
More than a thousand years after Indigenous Texans began brewing yaupon, the tea—and its aggressive holly plant—is everywhere.
Conroe native Heather West was snorkeling near the Florida Keys when she fought off a six-foot lemon shark.
Recipes and tips for wild and unconventional foods—from chile pequin to yaupon—that you can find in your own backyard.
The newest species is named after the grad student pub Valhalla, on whose grounds it was found.
As an impressive quantity of hot, steaming blood poured over my bare hands, I wondered how I, a vegetarian for most of my life, had ended up here.
A West Texas oasis, the world's largest spring-fed pool has been closed for the better part of three years.
Kid-friendly, socially distanced, and just a darn good way to spend a Saturday, the state's berry farms are open for visitors.
Bow down to the greatness of the Vaqueros, who are the best in the nation (again).
“If the country can have a chuckle at my expense today, I’ll accept it," he says.
Maurice Chammah’s “Let the Lord Sort Them” is a searing history of the rise and fall of capital punishment.
He’s visited the Alamo, waited in line at Franklin Barbecue, and cheered on the Astros (virtually).
Feeling less than merry this December? Here are twelve great sad holiday songs to remind you that you’re not alone.
Eight tips from expert gardeners.
‘Ready or Not’ is an affectionate portrait of Marcel McClinton, a teen activist and mass shooting survivor who challenged incumbent councilman Michael Kubosh.
In dreamy, finely detailed paintings, Jim Koehn revives old watering holes and mom-and-pop spots around the state.
The five-part Showtime docu-series avoids the worst pitfalls of the true-crime genre, favoring character over sensationalism.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to what one expert calls “a perfect storm”: more hungry people, fewer volunteers, and declining donations.
As Texans flock to the hobby in record numbers, we convened a virtual staff roundtable to share tips.
The Austin author says he wrote his new pandemic thriller as a "cry of warning," but he never expected it to be released during an eerily similar crisis.