Senator John Cornyn has tried three times in seven years to pass a law outlawing the sale of "murderabilia," or memorabilia connected to famous criminals—will tying his latest attempt to the sale of a letter by Nidal Hasan help him finally get it through?
Video of the Day WhataBrawl! Unruly high school kids (yes, that’s redundant) captured footage of their epic food fight at Whataburger after the Saturday Night Lights went out on the football field. Daily Roundup Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! — Oh, Politico! Your wild antagonism is almost enduring. Yesterday, the…
Some choice details from Jason Zengerle's GQ profile of Texas's junior senator.
The ongoing saga of Nikki Araguz—the transgender widow of a deceased firefighter, who's still fighting a legal battle for survivor's benefits—had its most recent appeal hearing this month. Until it's resolved, there will be a lot more questions than answers.
According to the Guardian, masturbation can get you two years in Texas, but you can buy your way out of jail time through a policy intended to ease overcrowding. Is there anything about our criminal justice system they wouldn't believe?
Clip of the Day Maybe the Longhorns were a bit too excited about finally beating a team. Not only did they take out K-State, but they started attacking the help as well. UT may want to reconsider their new play, however. After beaning the Wildcat employee, QB David…
The Longhorns need to beat the Wildcats for the first time in five meetings, but the game's been overshadowed by more questions about Mack Brown's future.
A firearm. A wheelchair. And quite possibly, the next governor of Texas.
Friday Movie Day Once hipsters started shooting wild game, it was kinda inevitable that they’d start shooting highly saturated videos featuring ambient music and bearded men waxing philosophically. So here’s to Jesse Griffiths’ eight-minute video essay extolling the merits of hog hunting in Central Texas Hill…
Barbie Thomas lost her arms when she was two years old but that didn't stop her from becoming a professional bodybuilder.
There will likely be more cases of Whooping Cough in Texas this year than there were in the entire United States in 1976.
Cops take to their cameras with #tweetalongs—but is it fair for officers to tweet out pictures of the people they stop?
Thursday Time-waster “Yes to Texas,” a Buzzfeed for the rest of us, posted a wonderful list: 16 Signs You Went to School in Texas via @TexasHumor Daily Roundup Wendy Davis is Strappin’ on Her Runnin’ Shoes (Probably) — You’re the state’s first really viable Democratic candidate…
Like any political battle in Texas, the ongoing fight over the evolution in the state's science classes features colorful characters worth getting to know.
Texas Playlist Hunter Hauk at the Dallas Morning News curated some fine, young tracks from North Texas bands. Pictures of the Day If you haven’t yet visited the Eclectic Menagerie Park in Belfort, here’s a recent snapshot. Giant spiders, and chickens, and ‘dillos, oh…
The Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations met Monday to discuss its investigation of the UT System Regent.
Senator Cruz answered supporter questions on Twitter to celebrate Constitution Day. Spoiler: He doesn't like Obamacare.
There are a whole lot of Texans on Forbes's list of the wealthiest people in America.
Picture of the Day Here’s a recent street campaign (in true social media fashion) challenging a February study that declared Beaumont the “saddest city,” based on tweets from the city. Either way, it sure beats “Clapton is God” Daily Roundup A Stranger From Our Neighborhood — Washington…
Only in Texas is there a law to prevent hobbyists from strapping digital cameras to RC helicopters that also allows law enforcement to watch citizens without a warrant.
TXDOT, which holds the trademark to the circa-1985 antilittering slogan, has issued over 100 cease-and-desist letters to companies using the slogan since 2000. Somehow, all of these slipped through the cracks.
The shooting at the Washington Naval Yard comes as Texas Senators seek support for a bill declaring Major Nadal Hasan's attack on Fort Hood to be "terrorism."
Texas in Hollywood Tinseltown’s favorite Texan, Tommy Lee Jones, turned 67 on Sunday. Even though he’s probably all, like, “no birthday for old man,” you can still celebrate by reading Skip Hollandsworth’s 2006 profile. Photos of the Day “Mermaid Theater” was a big thing at the San Marcos springs during…
Why we put Johnny Manziel on the cover as a superhero.
Our June issue, which comes out next week, will settle once and for all the question of Texas BBQ v. all other forms of BBQ.
Creating an edible logo.
Possibly the tastiest one this magazine has ever created.
Executive editors Pamela Colloff and Mimi Swartz win two of our industry's top prizes.
The American Society of Magazine Editors announced its nominees for National Magazine Awards yesterday. And the National Magazine of Texas did pretty well.
The story from our March issue about the case of Andre Thomas is the fruit of an exciting collaboration with our pals at the Texas Tribune.
Lance is back. Why? And how did we get the story?
How to do it and what our policy is.
Forty years ago, as the very first issue of Texas Monthly was being put together by Bill Broyles & Co., Life magazine folded. Though it would later resume publication (before finally folding again in 2007), and though it continues on today as a pretty…