Senior editor Michael Hall on talking to Richard LaFuente, who some believe was wrongly convicted of murder in 1986.
Senior editor Katy Vine on writing about the chess phenomenon in Brownsville.
Senior editor Michael Hall on driving a race car at the Texas Motor Speedway.
Senior editor Pamela Colloff talks about racism in rural Texas and Billy Ray Johnson, who was brutally beaten in the East Texas town of Linden.
Senior editor Patricia Sharpe on ranking the state’s best new restaurants.
Executive editor S. C. Gwynne on writing about computer giant Dell.
New-media director Charlie Llewellin on hiking across Texas.
Kristy Curry has the eyes of the Lady Raider Nation upon her.
In the fifties and sixties, the kings of the Dallas burlesque business were brothers Abe and Barney Weinstein, and their competition, Jack Ruby.
The mascots, the rituals, the hand signs—these are just a few of the reasons why we love Texas universities.
A recent trip to the Schulenburg Festival left us wishing for the good old days.
Senior editor John Spong on writing about controversy at a private school in Austin.
Contributing editor Dick J. Reavis on reporting from Mexico during that country’s presidential election.
Senior editor Nate Blakeslee on interviewing Republican preacher David Barton.
Senior editor Pamela Colloff talks about tracking down eyewitnesses and listening to their accounts of Charles Whitman’s shooting spree from atop the University of Texas Tower.
Writer-at-large Cecilia Ballí talks about former Cameron county sheriff Conrado Cantu.
Writer-at-large Suzy Banks on thinking about fun things to do for free.
Today, the McDonald Observatory considers catering to star-savvy folks serious business.
For most of my life as a provincial San Antonian, I had often heard about this wondrous place in Austin called Barton Springs.
The element most conspicuously absent from our tour of the University of Texas Tower was any mention of sniper Charles Whitman.
Writer-at-large William Martin on writing about T.D. Jakes, one of the nation’s most famous ministers.
Associate editor John Spong on retelling a tragic family epic—the rise and fall of Dallas’s pro wrestling dynasty.
The Alamo: A Crash Course
Contributing photographer Wyatt McSpadden, who shot this month’s feature “Tour de Texas,” describes how a plum assignment became a poignant father-son journey.
Former Texas Monthly senior editor Robert Draper on assembling an Eisenhower-era time capsule, including the memories of a teenage calamity and the recollections of the Panhandle town that still bears its scars.
Executive editor S. C. Gwynne on examining one of the state’s most litigious, at times lethal, MDs.
Rough Riding, South Texas-Style
Dig into the archives of some famed Texas music halls, and you may hear history whispering more than just melodies.
Senior editor Michael Hall on tackling Mack Brown—UT’s minister to footballers, alums, and Saturday fans alike—who’s made donning burnt orange cool again.
Associate editor Katy Vine discusses how she pieced together the small-town murder saga for this month’s feature “Girls Gone Wild”.
Writer-at-large Anne Dingus on testing your Texas know-how one riddle, rhyme, and pun at a time.
Writer-at-large Don Graham on why Cormac McCarthy wouldn’t win a popularity contest against John Grisham or Tom Clancy—and why that’s a good thing.
Writer-at-large John Morthland on channeling Calvin Trillin and chasing down all things chicken-fried.
Contributing editor William Martin, who wrote this month’s cover story, on the rise of America’s largest church, positive thinking versus old-time religion, and why Joel Osteen doesn’t cry on camera.
Writer-at-large Cecilia Ballí discusses the plight of violence-ridden Nuevo Laredo.
Oil wells in Luling.
The last battle of the civil war was fought in Texas—a month after the war officially ended.