Texas Parks and Wildlife has embarked on an ambitious plan to restore the desert bighorn sheep population in Big Bend Ranch State Park. To accomplish this goal, the department has had to make hard choices about which animals live, which animals die, and what truly belongs in the Trans-Pecos.
Will Fisher v. The University of Texas at Austin help the U.S. Supreme Court decide affirmative action once and for all? Not likely, which is why it's time to let public universities make their own decision about which students to accept.
For more than 75 years, rice farmers in Matagorda County and elsewhere along the Gulf have shared the waters of the Colorado River with urban residents in the Hill Country. But with city centers booming and an almost-certain drought ahead, the state is being forced to choose between a water-intensive crop and a water-intensive population.
Smoke Signals The fantastic and engrossing “Of Meat and Men” left me flashing back to childhood weekends spent at my dad’s place in Waco: Hugh’s Pit BBQ [February 2012]. We’d go with him to Buffalo to get special wood and then kick the sawdust on the floor…
Bryan Curtis, Kate Galbraith, and Hugh Syme.
Todd Snider's latest album reflects his deep-seated admiration for Jerry Jeff Walker's free-spirited style.
Fifteen years after being released from death row, Kerry Max Cook is still looking for freedom.
HOLY SHIN! THE SIGNATURE dish of the two-month-old Woodshed Smokehouse is so paleo that you can almost hear drumbeats when they deliver it to your table. Tipping the scales at a minimum of three and a half pounds and smoked over hickory to an ebony turn, the brazen bone-in beef…
The senior editor on writing about outlaw country, hearing Jerry Jeff Walker tell stories, and listening to good music.
Updates on the cosmic cowboys, redneck rockers, and other notables of the outlaw country scene.
The senior editor on Texas Parks and Wildlife’s program to reintroduce bighorn sheep in the Big Bend.
Style blogger Jane Aldridge on where she likes to go in Texas to get her goods.
“The Trinity River is the biggest problem you have in Dallas today,” declared landscape architect George Kessler in his comprehensive plan for the city a century ago. And so it has remained: an undeveloped flood-prone eyesore that requires an extensive system of levees to protect residents and property. On March…
Retired Border Patrol officer Hipolito Acosta remembers his time on the beat in The Shadow Catcher.
Reichenbach is the caretaker for the Aransas Pass Light Station. Built in 1855 to mark entry into Corpus Christi Bay, the now privately maintained lighthouse—which is on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned today by H-E-B CEO Charles Butt—is the only manned lighthouse in operation on the…
The NASCAR driver gives us a glimpse of his life away from the racetrack.
Brek Shea on scoring goals, getting free cleats, and doing the faux-hawk.
In The Client List, Jennifer Love Hewitt tries to the breast of her ability.
A new album by Kat Edmonson.
A new album by Sarah Jaffe.
Omar Rodríguez-López on the meaning of Noctourniquet, doing a reunion with At the Drive-In, and getting bored.