An Austin church remakes Catholicism without the Pope, celibate priests, or most of the other rules.
The best ten barbecue joints in Texas.
In the turbulent days after a gunman murdered five officers last year, the Dallas police chief was the voice of compassion and unity that the city and country needed. The way he sees it, his entire life had been preparing him for that moment.
One man's quest to fly the length of Texas's perimeter and capture the nature of our boundaries.
Over the course of his legendary career, customs officer Hipolito Acosta saw terrible suffering in Mexico. Today, he worries about both sides of the border.
Me and my skimboarding guru.
Readers respond to the April 2017 issue.
The Supreme Court says Texas must change the way it determines who can be executed.
Readers respond to the March 2017 issue.
Why this issue’s very long story is a very important story.
A typical morning for William McRaven.
How did a small Houston oil company with grand ambitions get caught up in the biggest Ponzi scheme since Bernie Madoff?
For almost forty years, Kerry Max Cook did everything to clear his name after being convicted of a horrifying murder in Tyler. So when he was finally exonerated, why did he ask for his conviction back?
Generations of Willie devotees came together to revel in music and good times with the Red Headed Stranger in his own backyard.
Readers respond to the February 2017 issue.
Political and longform journalism are central to our past, and our future
How a story from Presidio County became a misleading part of the narrative about border violence.
The case of the missing salamanders.
Sure, I’d polished my résumé, made the right grades, and kept up with current events. But did I deserve one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world if I wanted it for all the wrong reasons?
Greetings from the new guy.
You can run, but you can’t resist these hides.
Edwin Debrow committed murder at age 12. Now 37, he remains behind bars. When should a child criminal be given a second chance?
How Zena Stephens became the highest-ranking law enforcement officer in Jefferson County.
Bidding adieu to the greatest honor of my professional career.
Can one very determined man get a booming Houston suburb to confront its troubled past?
Charles Stagg walked into the woods and decided to build something. Now, four years after his death, his daughter and grandson are trying to preserve his masterpiece.
The 43-year-old magazine is pleased to welcome Tim Taliaferro as the sixth EIC and Scott Brown as the first chief creative officer.
How Yeti turned the lowly cooler into a hot commodity—and a white-hot IPO.
Introducing the new owners of Texas Monthly.
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 Evelyn.
Sherron Watkins, fifteen years later.
Winning the MacArthur “genius grant” was a career highlight for Rice professor Rebecca Richards-Kortum. But it was a visit to Malawi that changed her life.
What is killing the Gulf of Mexico’s majestic coral reefs?
Beverly Pennington was a Pinterest-perfect entrepreneur whose patchwork quilts—made from people’s most treasured T-shirts—found thousands of devotees all over the country. But when the quilts stopped coming, leaving the shirts in limbo, her customers pieced together a plan to fight back.
She died twenty years ago, when I was ten. Yet even as the distance grows, I've found a way to keep her close.
It's been decades since San Marcos's famed Aquamaids performed, but San Marcos is reviving the mermaid as a symbol of cultural identity and environmental protection.
Jim Allison has always gone his own way—as a small-town-Texas kid who preferred books to football, and as a young scientist who believed the immune system could treat tumors when few others did. And that irreverence led him to find a potential cure for cancer.
Alejandro Rose-Garcia—a.k.a. Shakey Graves—recently carved his initials into Trigger, Willie’s famous guitar, the first inscription the instrument has seen in years.
In many ways, telemedicine represents the future of health care—yet some fear new rules in Texas could stunt its growth here.
Four years after his indictment, one of the only people prosecuted for the Deepwater Horizon explosion tells his side of the story.
The scion of one of Laredo’s first families wants to build a mammoth landfill on his ranch. But the opposition is fierce and vocal—and backed by none other than his uncle and his cousin.
They were some of the toughest narcs on the border, known for busting smugglers, staging raids, seizing cartel cocaine—and being dirty.
He was just a regular kid in South Texas, until a brush with the law propelled Gabriel Cardona into petty crime—and the service of a drug lord rising to power across the Rio Grande. In this exclusive excerpt from Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico’s Most Dangerous Drug Cartel, Dan Slater traces the true story of how one Laredo boy went from high school dropout to hit man.
After Texas Tech researchers discovered that windstorms may be spreading antibiotic-resistant bacteria from local feedlots, public health experts stood up and took notice. So did the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.
When a teenage boy brazenly shot two endangered whooping cranes outside Beaumont, his act unleashed widespread anger and resulted in a quick arrest—and revealed just how difficult it can be to save a species.
For Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys, it’s now or never.
On the heels of tragedy, community policing in Dallas remains as valuable as ever.
Surveillance is part of daily life on the border. But how much do the people watching us know? What do they see? And how much of our privacy are we willing to sacrifice in the name of security?
Thirteen years after they were banned from country radio, it seems that Texas is ready to make nice with the Dixie Chicks. But it wasn't easy.
Beefing up security.