El Paso survived the mutant apocalypse, Irving was detached from space and time, and Matt McConaughey showed his dark side.
From flying the length of Texas's perimeter to Hurricane Harvey to a tragic fire on the Panhandle plains, read our favorite longform from this year.
From aerial shots to James Harden to Instagram-worthy plates, these are our favorite images from the past year.
Roy Orbison, Kacey Musgraves, Willie—deck your halls with Lone Star tunes this year.
Getting the elaborate Christmas displays in this posh neighborhood ready for the masses is big business.
From investigative nonfiction to funny memoirs to moving novels, here are the books Texas authors loved this year.
A beloved tradition? Please. It’s just littering.
A reminder of why she’s not just an inspiration to superstars, but a vital talent of her own.
Trappy Holidays, everybody.
Got six pounds of ground ginger and a week of spare time? You could be the proud owner of an edible home.
Plus: Holiday travel forecast looks good in Texas, a young boy is caught in the crossfire of a police shootout in San Antonio, and Paxton says it's OK to bring concealed gun into church.
This cedar season looks brutal. Prepare to sniffle.
Plus: Democrats sue to keep Blake Farenthold on the ballot, Houston's famous bat colony struggles post-Harvey, and K-Lani Nava becomes the first girl football player to score points in a UIL state title game.
So what if there are no Texas teams playing past December? Here's what to watch for in the eleven bowl games played in Texas and/or involving Texans.
Plus: A champion of gay marriage runs for state Senator, former State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon dies, and Texas brewers battle it out in court.
Plus: The Rockets continue to roll, Ezekiel Elliott returns from his suspension, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson denies rumors that he plans to resign.
The new policy is a bit of a chin-scratcher.
Plus: Ted Cruz battles with Luke Skywalker on Twitter, the Texas GOP sues to take Blake Farenthold off the ballot, and Texas A&M Commerce wins the Division II football title.
A summit on art and activism at Houston’s Day for Night festival pulled no punches.
The senior quarterback for Texas A&M at Commerce, the winner of Division II's version of the Heisman, has one of the strangest stories in all of football.
A lawsuit may finally provide an answer.
Plus: A top Ken Paxton aide resigns after calling sexual assault survivors "pathetic" and a controversial social media star is arrested in Laredo.
Helping your neighbor can be delicious.
Priscilla Villarreal doesn’t work for the local news in Laredo—but for her 80,000 Facebook followers, that doesn’t matter.
Plus: Texas’s ”Tweeter Laureate” is confirmed to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the National Butterfly Center sues Trump over the wall, and the Senate won’t confirm one of Trump’s picks to serve as a federal judge in Texas.
Plus: Mattress Mack comes through again, the FBI investigates the alleged sexual assault of an immigrant by a guard in a Texas detention center, and the Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard returns from injury.
2017 has been a disappointing year, but it’s not over for the ’Boys yet.
Plus: A former Texas judge allegedly sexually assaulted a teenager, a Houston teenager was arrested for supposedly helping ISIS, and the Rockets win their tenth straight game.
Ridin’ Dirty on the stovetop.
Plus: A Houston Texans quarterback suffers a disturbing injury, George P. Bush has some competition for Land Commissioner, and UT Austin has a new athletics director.
Texans may not have much experience with the stuff, but they still know how to make a snowman for the winter season.
Spreading a little holiday cheer.
Plus: Two state lawmakers face pressure to resign over new sexual harassment allegations, the U.S. House Ethics Committee is investigating sexual harassment allegations against U.S. Representative Farenthold, and three Dallas cops are indicted in the death of an unarmed man.
Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. But it could come from Whataburger.
The Grapevine rapper more than doubled the numbers of stars like Taylor Swift and The Weeknd.
Plus: Dallas County sheriff Lupe Valdez announces run for governor, U.S. Representative Al Green’s attempt to impeach Trump fails, and the University Interscholastic League shakes up high school sports.
With a challenge from Plano-based Cinemark, the subscription-based movie wars are in full effect.
Plus: Harris County changes development regulations to better prevent flooding, border arrests drop to a historic low, and Rick Perry visits Saudi Arabia.
What does it take to protect the stars of West Texas? A year of persuasion, counting light fixtures, and traversing 315,000 acres under a moonless sky.
Plus: U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold says he’ll pay back $84,000 in taxpayer funds that he used to settle sexual harassment complaints, a cop is killed in San Marcos, and two Houston sports stars earn high honors.
Want to upgrade the kitschiness of your kitchen? There’s an auction for that.
An etymological investigation into the Southern phrase.
Plus: Ted Cruz is officially running for re-election, taxpayers paid $84,000 to settle sexual harassment allegations against U.S. Representative Blake Fahrenthold, and it's bowl season for college football teams in Texas.
Our favorite recent items from the police blotter of the ’Lufkin Daily News.’
For Coach Chenell "Soho" Tillman-Brooks and her players, football is so much more than a game.
The Aggies win the headlines. The rest remains to be seen.
Plus: Representative Joe Barton resigns amid sexting scandal, the end is nigh for Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, and Texas A&M closes in on a new head football coach.
Heard alleged that Depp abused her a year before #MeToo. Has the timing allowed him to evade consequences?
Plus: Rumors spread of a stronger Democratic challenger entering the race against Governor Greg Abbott, American Airlines needs a Christmas miracle, and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission headquarters has a rat problem.
A look inside the octogenarian oil magnate's 65,000-acre spread.