A tidy look back at 25 years of “Don’t Mess With Texas”— the most successful anti-littering campaign in world history.
Anthony Graves had been behind bars for eighteen years when the prosecutors in his case abruptly dropped all charges and set him free. How did it happen? What happens next?
It was a year of appalling analogies, bare-naked Badu, collapsing Cowboys, dim-witted Daughters of the Republic of Texas, egregious Ethics Commission, felonious fishermen (not to mention frisky firefighters), G-rated (not) guards, hilarious headlines, imperial incumbents, jackass judges (as always!), klutzy kat rescuers, legendarily lame and losing Longhorns, mind-boggling menus, noncompliant Nugent, outré overtimers, pajama-clad politicians, queso quarrels, rude representatives, scuffling strippers, toilet paper–free Texas A&M, unacceptable uniformed urination, vent-escaping vipers, woefully wrongheaded wide receivers, X-asperated Xanax-heads, yuk-yuk yeggs, and zealous Z-cups.
A new album by the Black and White Years.
Merkt, who grew up in Wisconsin, has been designing and building hot rods for more than twenty years. He moved to South Austin in 2007 and is currently a partner and main fabricator at Austin Speed Shop. When I was six or seven, my uncle gave me his collection of…
A self-titled new album.
S. Matt Read on hiking around Texas.
How Alan Lomax rebelled against—and saved a few—Texas traditions.
The athlete shows us what she carries along on the road and to the gym.
The Coen brothers deliver a truer, grittier True Grit.
On his new album, Trill O.G.; his late partner, Pimp C; and more.
For longtime TCU fans, the Rose Bowl was a reminder of being snubbed in the school’s heyday. With the victory over Wisconsin, the Horned Frogs have shaken off the ghosts of the past—and taken their rightful place on the national stage.
Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from the opera in Houston and Friday night lights in Odessa to surfing along the coast and hiking in the mountains. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely…
Read a Q&A with Rick Bass.
From Soleil, in Austin.
Read an excerpt from the new novel.
On his new novel, Kings of Colorado, and more.
Read a Q&A with Philipp Meyer.
More anecdotes from the "Don’t Mess With Texas” campaign.
Table Talk I am not a Texan. Nor a Republican. Nor even a Baptist. And when I saw the cover on immigration, I thought, “Uh-oh, here we go.” Then I saw “The Immigration Dinner Party” and read the profiles of the guests [November 2010]. I figured at least…
A wise man once said, “Beware of football Bum Steers.” Baseball is fine, and so is basketball, since both of those seasons will have wrapped up by the time the January issue goes to press. But football is a different story. Just when you think a player or a coach…
Pamela Colloff, Jody Horton, and Drew Friedman.
School colors, wedding music, spare-ticket reimbursement, and why not to plant a mesquite for dear old granddad.
The mud was deep and wet and cold and there was nothing to do but dig. And dig. And dig.
The tragic culture clash that led to the murder of a governor’s son.
It’s time to halt executions in Texas.