The short life and tragic death of Johnny Romano, the youngest professional skateboarder ever.
We used to be known for running backs, but all of a sudden, we’re famous for producing some of the country’s best passers, from Drew Brees to Colt McCoy. What turned our high school football programs into quarterback factories?
Forget the Outer Continental Shelf. There’s a good old-fashioned boom happening in Midland, thanks to a crafty drilling technique that unlocked the secret reserves of the Permian Basin and revived the late, great West Texas oilman.
The Houston Texans defensive tackle shows us what he eats.
“The kernel of South Texas cuisine is economy,” says Melissa Guerra, a South Texas native and the author of Dishes From the Wild Horse Desert: Norteño Cooking of South Texas. “Barbacoa, made from the meat of a cow’s head, is cheap yet rich in flavor.” Customarily served at weekend breakfasts,…
Hopper, who grew up in Weatherford, became one of his hometown’s 911 call operators right out of high school. In 1997 he joined the Austin Police Department, where—except for a hiatus to get his college degree—he has worked in the emergency communications division for seven years. When you call 911,…
Shelby Hodge on covering high society.
The Sword's singer-guitarist on the band's new album, Warp Riders, and more.
A new album by Ryan Bingham.
Larry McMurtry’s new memoir plays it close to the vest.
A new album by Sahara Smith.
What possessed me to join about 14,000 people in ninety-degree heat to ride in one of the largest bicycle races in the country? Why the hell not.
Is speed dating the surefire way to building a healthy doctor-patient relationship?
A roundup of the latest and greatest scientific research from Texas universities.
A new novel.
A new novel by Ann Weisgarber.
On her new novel, The Personal History of Rachel Dupree, and more.
Michael Hall talks about researching acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), walking the halls of Texas Children’s Hospital, and interviewing the parents of a remarkable skater kid who died.
Skip Hollandsworth talks about rigs, the trickle-down effect, and the new generation of oilmen.
Bryan Curtis talks about the Texas quarterback trend, 7-on-7s, and the next Colt McCoy.
Bryan Curtis, Katy Vine, and Bryce Duffy.
Dove Tales As a fifth-generation Californian—a state that long ago lost its self-worth to historical revisionism—I applaud your insightful observations on Larry McMurtry and Lonesome Dove [“True West,” July 2010]. Luckily the rich history and traditions of Texas have withstood the politically correct demythologizing process that has destructively…
On October 27, 1900, an Austrian-born mining engineer named Anthony F. Lucas spudded in an oil well on a hill near Beaumont. He’d drilled a previous well in the vicinity to a depth of 575 feet before running out of money and giving up, but this time he’d secured financing…
One more trip—would it be the last?—to Toledo Bend Reservoir with my dad.
After a year on the job, the superintendent of the largest school district in Texas is loathed and loved in equal measure. Does that mean he’s doing his job?
Wayward dog droppings, “barbecue” versus “grill,” flag displays, and the best way to get a husband to slim down.
The wheels of justice (or injustice) continue to turn in the shockingly bizarre Mineola swingers club case.