A squirrel went postal in a Houston suburb, and Waco finds something new to feel some civic pride about.
Remembering my grandpa, who soothed wild beasts—and played poker with the devil.
A Portland man is confused by the Menger Hotel's and Excelsior House Hotel's dueling claims. The Texanist is, too.
A Michigander with dreams of owning a massive piece of Texas land isn't sure how he would occupy himself on his $32.5 million spread.
A California man tried to bring his pet possum on a passenger plane, and a clerical error brought a temporary $37 million windfall to a Rowlett couple.
Some forty years ago, a desk was dragged to the top of a hill in Alpine that overlooks the Big Bend. The notebooks stashed inside continue to capture big thoughts from the people who travel there.
A McKinney man wants to see William Travis singing and dancing his way across the Alamo Plaza.
As Valentine’s Day beckons, a Midlander in a new relationship is looking for an intimate getaway.
A San Antonio football fan wonders if the squad’s already small outfits have gotten even smaller over the years.
Plus, a woman goes to a pharmacy and discovers she's dead!
A Dallas man worries that he should have let a British couple continue to believe that cattle run rampant through the streets of his city.
A Grapevine man is puzzled by those ubiquitous roadside grills.
A Lufkin man asks a sports-related question—and gets more answers than he bargained for.
Our lonely, difficult childhood—and our love of books—always connected us, despite the wildly different paths we took.
Plus, Pennywise the Clown has just the place for you!
Lelton Morse races homing pigeons in Central Texas. He sends his birds hundreds of miles away, waits and watches, and knows they’re flying home.
A Dallas man worries that hipsters have commandeered his favorite style of hat.
Plus, some people in Houston really, really want a Popeyes chicken sandwich.
The cowboy boot is more than a sturdy piece of workwear. It’s more than a fashion statement, too. It’s a vital piece of Texas culture, as complicated, diverse, and ever-evolving as the makeup of our state.
Across the state, custom bootmaking legends and their successors are building on a handcrafted tradition with a dizzying array of styles.
What we know today as the cowboy boot is a distinctive offshoot of styles favored by Genghis Khan, the Duke of Wellington, and myriad other horsemen throughout history.
The stories, the traditions, and the deeper meanings of the boots in their lives.
The master bootmakers at Little’s, in San Antonio, demonstrate what goes into a fine boot.
All the news from the ”Dallas suburb” of Marfa and the ”adjacent” regions of El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley.
We put out a call for stories about Texans memorializing the Mexican holiday.
Plus, two Amazon drivers were accused of stealing a dog in Parker County.
Not many people will drive the mail to places the U.S. Postal Service won’t. Seventy-one-year-old Gilbert Lujan is one of them.
After the longest summer we can remember, the seasons are finally changing.
I left Texas after the brutal summer of 2011, only to return in time for the hottest September on record.
An unnamed person from an unspecified place has an unsavory point of view.
Small-town papers often serve as bearers of civic pride. But the former owners of Marfa’s Big Bend Sentinel and Presidio’s International learned long ago that writing the news meant looking out for their neighbors.
Plus, a school district accidentally auctioned off its students' private information.
An Austin couple debates the culinary worthiness of the crusty little ferrule beloved by many State Fair of Texas-goers.
Those wistful end-of-summer photos on Instagram have us deeply envious.
A Dallas man vacationing on the Jersey Shore is discombobulated by a discombobulated Lone Star Flag.
A Southlake transplant falls hook, line, and sinker for the lie aquatic.
From Ernest Tubb to Bob Wills to Willie, Texas has produced a jukebox worth of classics. Here are the best.
Plus, an escalated karaoke squabble and a Little League embezzlement.
We traveled 3,000 miles to find the state's best little country joints. Welcome to neon nirvana.
An El Paso man wasn't impressed by his recent viewing of the West Texas phenomenon.
A Houston man wants to know if our columnist would be happy in another of Texas's many wonderful locales.
A British man is feeling guilty about walking around in exotic animal hide.
Plus, a larcenous middle school band director, and a CBD-packing grandma.
A pair of Austin birders think it's time to replace the Northern mockingbird with something more . . . Texas-y.
A San Antonio woman is looking for some liquid relief from the heat. The Texanist has a deluge of options.
This week: Topless man on heedless car trip!
A Houston man is puzzled by the mustard-laden grub at Jack in the Box and McDonald’s.
The nonprofit founder, entrepreneur, and musician talks work-life balance, her inspiration, and fostering a community.
Petty state rivalries, the final frontier.
Plus, a new type of armored dinosaur, and scooters set on fire.