April 2023 Issue

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Elon Musk Came to Texas to End the Oil Age

It took him a while to get here, but now he’s out to transform our state with new technologies—if our leaders’ hostility toward renewable energy (and his Twitter misadventures) don’t get in the way.


Big Bend Ranch State Park.

Empire, Wide and Glorious

As we celebrate one hundred years of our state parks, they are more popular than ever. But our booming population is overwhelming the state’s scarce public lands. What will the next century hold for Texas’s “best idea”?

The State

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