Collected in 1941, A. buceei languished in a drawer for decades.
Beki Morris creates mosaic images from wine corks. By playing with textures, colors, and shapes, she creates impressive depth and detail.
The new party VIPs are beer-drinking goats, beer-toting donkeys, and the occasional giraffe.
After decades of visiting the fest, I set out to create an “age-appropriate” schedule packed with talks on menopause and death.
These homegrown designers see no reason not to look cute while you snooze.
The coolers we keep say something real about the state we’re in.
The Equipment Room, now open in the basement of the Hotel Magdalena, is a Japanese-style listening bar designed for serious audiophiles.
Recruiting, mostly. But also trying to see New Order.
Cordyceps, a parasitic fungus made popular by the HBO drama, can be added to coffee for a boost of brain energy. A few Texas cafes offer a safe space to try it out.
It took him a while to get here, but now he’s out to transform our state with new technologies—if our leaders’ hostility toward renewable energy (and his Twitter misadventures) don’t get in the way.
After Chris Beard’s firing, fans assumed the season was over. Then the remaining coaches and the roster took control of their destiny.
Ren Stevens and Kim Possible led the early aughts star to the role she was always meant to play—content strategist—in the place she was always meant to live.
What I once claimed was the best barbecue chain in Texas has recently yielded some disappointing results as locations expand.
Willie Nelson covers ten songs written by his late friend Harlan Howard in ‘I Don’t Know a Thing About Love.’
JNL BBQ has leveled up with a new indoor location that features a stage for live music and more creative menu items.
Why has the governor lasered in on teenagers doing donuts and causing a ruckus in the capital city?
For many women inside Texas prisons, a crumb of color—such as a red ribbon or a floral postage stamp—is against the rules, but worth the potential risk.
Briscoe Cain wants all Texans to have the right to gather eggs in their backyards, local ordinances be damned.
Legislators and staffers have been cavorting in one of Austin’s most dimly lit establishments.
As the alternative meat industry grows—including San Antonio-based vegan chicken sandwich chain Project Pollo—one writer tests the future of eating in America.
The announcement of an official date for Texas and Oklahoma’s move to the SEC signaled the end of Texas college football as we know it.
The magazine’s back-page columnist explains the subtle shifts in his “Fine Advice and Keen Observations,” from 2007 through today.
A San Antonio man is puzzled by a historical marker he encountered while visiting the Pine Tree State.
Follow these tips and tricks to becoming beloved at your local watering hole from the guy who literally wrote the book.
The white tablecloth may be all washed up, but the dining is as fine as ever.
We sent a novelist to get her cards flipped up and down the state.
They have swimming pools, dozens of beds, and at least one stripper pole in a backyard school bus (you read that right). Locals say they’re are turning a vulnerable community into a “theme park” for hard-partying tourists.
Austin’s response to last week’s mild freeze is further evidence that some of the structures of society we used to count on are no longer reliable.
Katherine Propper’s student films have won awards at major film festivals. How does she do it? By knowing the rules of filmmaking—and breaking them.
John Urban is a retired minister whose toy tinkering has become more than just a hobby.
A debate between Andy Langer, Dan Solomon—and Ice Cube?
Dallas’s Jasmine Crockett and Austin’s Greg Casar talked to Texas Monthly about fighting for progressive policies in a GOP-controlled chamber.
Two key bills with bipartisan support would help keep new moms alive and healthy. But similar efforts have fallen short in past sessions.
Margaret Brown’s remarkable ‘Descendant’ deserved to take its case for reparations to an audience of millions.
Senator Bob Hall’s bill is an unusual measure to address a nonexistent issue.
With ‘The Baroness From Kaufman County,’ two Austin filmmakers help the East Texas philanthropist tell her story the way she sees it.
When Adrian Layne saw her best-selling print on Target items, she was flattered. Then she was furious.
The blind, elusive Bone Cave harvestman was at the center of a right-wing attempt to weaken the Endangered Species Act.
Ramen Tatsu-Ya’s latest addition offers house-made noodles to dip into chili-inspired broth, whose leftovers are meant to be eaten as Frito pie.
Mum Foods’ Geoffrey Ellis grew up in Austin and spent time in Queens, and both places inform his menu, which features beef sausage and matzo ball soup.
When I started writing for Texas Monthly in 1973, I didn’t expect it to last very long. But it’s still here, five decades later.
Why has San Antonio fallen behind Houston, Dallas, and Austin?
Here’s what Steve Earle, Vince Gill, Margo Price, Kacey Musgraves, and the Austin-born actor told us to cue up—and why.
If your dishwasher works properly, you probably have a long-ago Texas Instruments employee to thank.
With the Texas Longhorns set to join the Southeastern Conference no later than in 2025, UT will play Texas A&M for the first time in more than a decade.
Decades after Willie Nelson performed on the pilot, the show is now a national institution—but not too national.
On the occasion of our fiftieth anniversary, we reflect on how far we’ve come—and where we’re headed.
Fifty years ago, Texas Monthly was little more than an idea dreamt up by a local lawyer with minimal experience in journalism. Then it was an actual thing. How did that happen?
In a new book, Todd Sanders tells the stories of the custom neon works he’s created for the likes of Willie Nelson and Miranda Lambert.