December 2019 Issue

Features


The Power of Boots

The cowboy boot is more than a sturdy piece of workwear. It’s more than a fashion statement, too. It’s a vital piece of Texas culture, as complicated, diverse, and ever-evolving as the makeup of our state.

Lyle Lovett and cowboy boots.

Texans and Their Boots: Reflections From a Few of Our Favorite People

The stories, the traditions, and the deeper meanings of the boots in their lives.

Saving Lives in Tomorrow’s War, Today

In the next big military conflict, experts expect heavy casualties on battlefields from which quick medical evacuation may be impossible. Whether wounded Americans live or die will depend on work happening now in Texas.

The State


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