And you’re going to need it, eventually, since Texas’ most precious natural resource is being depleted at an alarming rate. His plan is to pump vast amounts from his land in the Panhandle and pipe it to parched cities like El Paso and San Antonio—for a hefty price, of course. But other powerful interests have the same idea. Let the battle begin.
Andrea Yates was a quiet, attentive mother with a generous smile who made her kids costumes from grocery sacks and gave them Valentine’s promising “free hugs.” We all know what happened next, but we may never know why.
Is Survivor’s Colby Donaldson for real? Over lunch, the last old-fashioned Texas man talks about why he threw the game and what he’ll do next.
Get a dose of Indian cusine in Irving.
This makes a crisp-coated savory strudel that can be used either as an appetizer or a rich entrée. Goat Cheese Crisp 2 tablespoons corn oil 1/2 onion, sliced 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon minced serrano chile 2 tablespoons chopped epazote 1 cup canned cuitlacoche…
Senior editor Anne Dingus, writer-at-large Kathryn Jones, and others tell the story behind this month's cover story, "Old-Fashioned Texas."
Bob Mong knows he's facing many challenges, and he certainly didn't ask me what I'd do if I were in charge of the Dallas Morning News. I thought I'd offer some nickel advice anyway.
More of our favorite old-fashioned Texas things that we couldn't stand to leave out!
Senior editor Pamela Colloff, who trailed five young women as they vied for the title of rodeo queen, talks about small towns and big dreams.
Did you know that the town of D'Hanis had sulfur well baths in the 1880's? In 1990 only forty people lived in Lowake? Find out more about the towns mentioned in "Old-Fashioned Texas."
Austin's Nau Enfield Drug has been around for a long time. It's good to know that some things never change.
Chicken tikka masala is one of the most popular dishes in Indian restaurants in this country. This version, adapted from a recipe supplied by Pasand restaurant in Irving and Richardson, uses much less butter than some. The rice is especially tasty.
Head to Amarillo for a weekend of museumgoing, natural sites, and of course, big steaks.
I’m not quite sure whether The Texas Cookbook should be called a cookbook or a history book. Mary Faulk Koock of Austin’s Green Pastures tells the story behind almost every recipe, which she says were given to her by friends and patrons. She sweeps through the state, defining areas and…
This rich casserole is reminiscent of that old Texas favorite, King Ranch casserole, but is made with pork instead of chicken. For variety, use the filling to make enchiladas instead of a casserole. 1 1/2 cup cooked and shredded pork butt 1/8 cup corn oil 1/2 cup diced…
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked 1 tablespoon lard or vegetable oil 5 tablespoons red or brown mole paste (such as the Doña Maria brand) 1 cup chicken stock 2 ounces Mexican chocolate (optional) 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (toasted, if you wish) Cover chicken breasts…
Instead of a margarita with your chicken breast in red mole, try a Cabernet Sauvignon from Mexico's growing wine country.
Houston's queen of Mexican cuisine remembered.
Mimi Schwartz considers the wake of Tropical Storm Allison.
Katy Vine steps through a minefield.
Katy Vine sits down with the former mayor of Gun Barrel City.
Katy Vine checks up on the UT-Dallas chess team.
What's the story on Bob Mong, the new editor of the The Dallas Morning News? He has a newshound's instinct, an insider's touch, and his work cut out for him.
Corpus Christi's Manuel Bañales believes that some sex offenders should post warning signs in their yards. He says it's about good law; his critics say it's about good publicity.
Californians can blame Texans all they want for their energy crisis, but the truth is they had the power to avoid it.
A memoir conjures up Donald Barthelmeand sheds light on his talented siblings.
Vetoing the Perry vetoes.
Why did we take away our restaurant guide's highest rating for the Mansion on Turtle Creek? Let's dish.
Denton's Toni LaSelle has a perspective on the modernist movement like no other artist. That's because she witnessed it first-hand.
R. C. Slocum is the winningest football coach in A&M history. So why are some Aggies hoping he gets sacked?
Mike Shea links Bud Shrake and Dan Jenkins.
Houston gets cheap; the Art Guys suit up for an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; John Leguizamo goes Live in Austin, Dallas, and Houston; and festivals fill the summer menu.
Singing the praises of Billy Joe Shaver.