The state’s top offerings, from everything you ever wanted to know about podcasting in Fort Worth to a car show like no other in Far West Texas.
Plan a summer weekend in enchanted enchilada land using this guide with tips on what to do, where to eat, and where to stay.
Breakfast isn’t just the most important meal of the day. As determined by our exhaustive survey of the state’s best bacon, eggs, pancakes, migas, biscuits, tacos, kolaches, grits, pie, pan dulce, and more, it’s also the most delicious.
Thirty years ago, people couldnt believe it: The old man’s elixir boosted crops, ate up sewage, and made the desert bloom. Today half a dozen Texas companies claim the elixir does all that and a whole lot more.
At the port of entry in El Paso, I always tell the agents, “American,” but what I really want to say is “fronterizo”—I’m from both sides.
Not that you’re looking for an excuse, but these five original cocktails concocted by Texas bartenders using local liquors are a thoroughly acceptable reason to pour yourself a drink. Or three.
A few of the state’s best mixologists share their secrets to making delicious drinks.
The facts of this case are quite simple. Two Border Patrol agents shot at an unarmed man as he was running away from them. And then, they covered it up.
Cormac McCarthy’s latest is bloody good.
Cormac McCarthy’s birth date and birthplace are just two of the facts about him that have eluded his rabid fans—until now. A dossier on the most fiercely private writer in Texas.
Which version of history should be promoted by El Paso’s new statue series: the Wild West or the mild West?
“When I was little,” Ara Celi says, “I used to watch TV and ask, ‘How do you get on there?’” At 19 the El Paso native set out for Hollywood to answer that question; once there, she quickly learned the three most important words in show business: audition, audition, audition.
I arrived in El Paso as a small child and grew up within sight of the Rio Grande. Juárez was part of our lives, and it was comfortable and easy to cross the border. My friends and I were part of rat packs: We had jackets, and zip guns were
For El Paso physician Abraham Verghese, writing about life and death in the age of AIDS is a prescription for literary success.
Who gave Debbie Reynolds her name, and what did she have to learn to do before starring in Singin’ in the Rain?
Now that Joe Chagra is dead, it’s time to clear his name in the 1979 assassination of San Antonio federal judge John Wood.
This month, a ragtag group of wanderers will descend on Hueco Tanks state park in West Texas, where they’ll spend their nights hanging out and their days hanging on to the most challenging boulders around.
I started working for radio stations in El Paso at seventeen. I played records and ripped wire copy off the United Press International or the Associated Press wires and read it. Then, in 1954, television came to town; so my last year of college I worked for a local TV
What do the sculptures of Jim Magee and the paintings of Annabel Livermore have in common? Nothing—except that they were created by the same person.
An El Paso novelist makes history.
Cesar Alejandro’s low-budget action movies aren’t exactly number one with a bullet, but the El Paso director is sure he’ll be hot in Hollywood—some day.
In the billion-dollar business of drug trafficking, Amado Carrillo Fuentes is king. He's the elusive ringleader of a smuggling operation that police are powerless to stop.
Fifty years after the bloody battle of Peleliu, Tom Lea’s paintings still prove war is hell.
Tuff Hedeman was born in El Paso and raised on rodeo. Today he’s one the best bull riders in the world.
Agents target the flow of contraband on the border.
El Paso author Cormac McCarthy has always shunned fame, but his latest novel may finally force him into the spotlight.
Three Spanish missions are El Paso’s own heaven on earth.
Trans-Pecos ranchers grapple with El Paso over the West’s most valuable resource.
Kristin Bauman, the 21-year-old with a $1.2 million trust fund, learned early on that notoriety is far more seductive than propriety.
A modest Catholic boys’ school in El Paso could teach public schools a lesson or two about how to provide a solid education on a limited budget and send 98 percent of their students off to college.
The issues in El Paso’s colonias are watery and grave.
The border’s self-appointed problem solvers promise new industry, more jobs, and better schools. So why won’t anyone listen to them?
A look at Houston’s Meyerland, Dallas’ Munger Place, El Paso’s Sunset Heights, and Austin’s Hyde Park shows that few fights get the blood boiling like a good fight with a neighbor.
In death as in life, the Mexican revolutionary is still causing trouble. This time the border skirmish is over his death mask.
Tom Lea, the grand old man of Texas painting, grew up among giants. No wonder he always used a big canvas.
The life—promising beginning, overripe middle, bloody end—of Lee Chagra, the biggest drug lawyer in El Paso.
The last word on tortillas: how to make them, when to eat them, and why they should be in every artist’s studio.
What to eat, how to shop, and where to boogie in the most enchanting corner of Texas.
The word going across the border is: Uncle Sam doesn’t want you.
A real-life detective caper, complete with surprise ending.