The word probably makes you think of rhinestone-studded jeans, floppy-brimmed hats, and Nashville queens, but “cowgirl” ought to stand for the tough pioneer women who built ranches and went on cattle drives and the hardy rural women who are out there today doing their fair share of the work, usually invisibly, to maintain a majestic way of live.
The Civil War may be 150 years old, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still stir up a fuss (Confederate license plate, anyone?). Just ask one of the hundreds of very accurately uniformed reenactors who descend on Jefferson every year to die for the cause.
Barney Nelson, LeAnn Mueller, Kate Galbraith, and Asher Price.
One of the best—and the hardest—parts of being a magazine editor is deciding what goes on the cover every month. There is nothing else quite like that little rectangle of real estate. Book jackets and album covers are quieter, movie posters are less integral to the product, billboards are more…
Great Escape Your colorful, creative, high-profile cover story is especially valued now, when state parks, like all other aspects of state government, will soon face the reality of operating with fewer resources [“Into the Wild,” June 2011]. However, we do have one concern that amounts to a minor quibble…
Photograph by LeAnn Mueller.
Drug gangs in Mexico are increasingly turning to American teenagers to smuggle their loads across the border. What can be done?
Dallas’s almost-finished Calatrava bridge may be an emblem of the city’s status. But the smart urban plan for the small neighborhood it leads to says more about the city’s future.
Two and a half years ago, the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum asked me to organize an exhibit about high school football. Did I mention I'm not a curator?
When early reports on a restaurant sound like a train wreck, I tend to wait for the debris to be cleared. And Houston’s Brasserie 19—a project of two veteran restaurateurs, Charles Clark and Grant Cooper, of Ibiza and Catalan—had clearly jumped the tracks. In the first few weeks, the Brasserie’s…
With a new album, a wildly popular single, and sold-out shows all over America, the Eli Young Band is one of the state's few homegrown acts to transcend the Texas Country Scene.
Even in this year of massive budget cuts, Texas will likely spend $25 million to help bring a Formula One race to a newly constructed track in Austin’s backyard. Why?
Serves 6 3 pounds wild boar shoulder salt and pepper to taste 4 tablespoons olive oil 4 onions, chopped 6 carrots, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 4 tablespoons garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped 1 small sprig rosemary, chopped…
The senior editor on attending a Civil War reenactment, preserving history, and standing inside the Globe of Death.
The writer-at-large on the development of West Dallas, Big D’s need for an urban middle class, and what a standout twenty-first-century city looks like.
Dispatches from the Warren Jeffs trial in San Angelo.
Hunting from a helicopter isn't as easy as Sarah Palin makes it look.
Can Beyoncé reinvent her music videos in the Age of Gaga?
Fort Worth preacher J. Frank Norris paved the way for today’s televangelists. But he’s probably best known as the defendant in a wild 1927 murder trial.
A new album by Robert Ellis.
On his new album, Future Blues, and more.
A new self-titled album.
The Houston Dynamo player gives us a glimpse of his life off the field.
Catching a catfish with your bare hands has been a tradition passed down for generations, but it has only been legal in Texas since June 17. That’s when Governor Rick Perry signed a bill that officially permits noodling. “No one knows why it was illegal,” said Houston representative Gary Elkins,…
Evans, whose official job title is facilities manager, has lived in Amarillo for 55 years. For the past two decades she’s overseen the building and grounds of the Southwest Church of Christ, including its four-by-ten-foot sign. She changes the message every Monday. You can’t just put up there “You’re all…
Donna Shaver on finding a nest, sleeping at the office during hatching season, and dedicating her career to saving sea turtles.