Mexican movies were muy caliente in the middle of the past century, and Harlingen's Rogelio Agrasanchez, Jr. has the posters to prove it.
To residents of Presidio and Ojinaga, the international border that separates them had always seemed irrelevant. They crossed it easily, spoke the same language, and considered themselves part of the same community. When Mexican authorities wrongly imprisoned a Texas grocer in April, that relationship changed dramatically—and it hasn't been the same since.
Republican congressman Ron Paul, of Surfside, believes that much of our federal government should be abolished. He has voted against honoring the likes of Rosa Parks and repeatedly goes against his constituents' interests. He is a contrarian, an outsider, and an ineffectual lawmaker. And he just may be unbeatable.
Twenty years ago the Butthole Surfersthose unspeakably named punk rockersfirst turned up their amps in San Antonio. What keeps them going? Chalk it up to, er, clean living.
Bob Phillips' passion for small-town oddities makes Texas Country Reporter as irresistible as a bookshop that doubles as a beauty parlor.
The need for leadership.
When one of his reporters turned up missing in Mexico, the editor of the San Antonio Express-News took on one of the most important assignments of his life.
If you want to get into the Halloween spirit, head to South Texas and try to scare up San Patricio's famous ghost.
As Democrats and Republicans prepare for the hand-to-hand combat of 2002, African American and Hispanic candidates are finally on the front lines.
Frank Reaugh was one of the state's greatest artists. So why does his name draw so many blanks?
The Thomas Avenue Beverage Company in Dallas is a slam dunk.
For the Mid-Cities girls in the country act 3 of Hearts, a national tour is, like, so great.
Relax, unwind, and get comfy in Comfort, Kerrville, and other Hill Country hamlets.
Take senior editor Anne Dingus' Web-only exam to test your knowledge of Texas and pop culture.
Senior editor Gary Cartwright talks about the story behind this month's cover story, "The Devil and Mr. Jones."
A good name means somethingespecially to football fans.
Texas is Mormon countryand it has been for a long time.
Don't get caught this season without a recipe for success.
This sybaritic salad is one of the Thomas Avenue Beverage Company’s most popular dishes.
Fresh halibut dusted in Parmesan and pumpkin seeds and served with a creamy roasted-corn and shrimp sauce in this recipe from Prego, Houston.
Houston's Prego celebrates the great pumpkin.
Belching the Lord's Prayer and other fine points of Texas etiquette.
GOOD FINDS It’s always a pleasant surprise to come across a fantastic outdoor sculpture in the middle of a downtown, to see a beautiful mural on the side of a building, or to hear a talented busker playing a tune on a city street. Lately, you can’t round a corner…
THE SILENT TREATMENT Seventy-eight-year-old Marcel Marceau, who puts on more than two hundred pantomime shows a year around the world, will perform this month in Austin, Crockett, and Tyler. Are you generally a quiet person even when you’re not working, or do you cut loose and talk constantly? Generally,…
BRIGHT MINDS, SMALL CITIES Two small towns will honor two incredibly gifted native sons at special events this month. The first takes place October 4-6, when Larry McMurtry’s hometown of Archer City commemorates the thirtieth anniversary of the classic coming-of-age-in-a-small-town film, The Last Picture Show. The movie, based on McMurtry’s…
“AND THAT SPELLS ‘DALLAS,’ MY DARLIN’, DARLIN’ DALLAS” In the minds of many folks, Dallas will forever be associated with a hit television show and braggadocio, but Big D is more than simply a place to spot big hair and pay homage to other stereotypes. It’s a wellspring of culture,…