Sterry Butcher on the path that led her to move to Marfa and find God “in the details” while writing about rural Texas.
The humble material has long been used to build homes in the desert. But working with adobe isn’t so simple anymore.
A group of Mexican sotoleros, an activist, and some Mexican government officials take issue with Texas-based producers of the rising spirit.
Over several years, Richard West spent two months in seven Texas locales. His reporting eventually won the National Magazine Award.
Here’s where to make a day of it in this creative West Texas enclave.
Small-town locker plants, lifelines for rural Texans for generations, have vanished from parts of the state. Christy Miller’s company is an exception.
These iterations of tequila, pechuga, and sotol—all made from desert plants found in Texas and Mexico—are indicative of the trans-border spirit.
An ambitious traveling exhibition asks how we became a state of endless fences, dams, and gas flares.
What to order for takeout at restaurants around the state, plus some pro tips.
The Desert Plant & Pepper appears as soft and alluring as a glass of pink lemonade, but prepare your palate for a punch.
While sitting in a parked car in Marfa last September, the musicians Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, and Jon Randall listened to their “work tapes”—what songwriters call raw recordings they typically make just after finishing a song. These iPhone recordings documented the trio of Texas natives’ four trips over seven years
For a food obsessive like me, Big Bend’s culinary scene rivals the nature.
During the past few years, a small group of girls in Marfa has used the simple wooden stool to create a business that has, well, legs.
Bicycling the Big Bend region was an unforgettable experience, with beautiful desert and mountain vistas making up for the painful hills.
What happens when a wealthy patron wears out his welcome?
This Marfa getaway takes advantage of the incredible desert and mountain views in every possible way.
Solange Pessoa’s new exhibition at Ballroom Marfa, ‘Longilonge,’ is rooted in archaeology and human psychology.
All the news from the “Dallas suburb” of Marfa and the “adjacent” regions of El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley.
The coffee table book ‘Marfa Gardens’ proves that there’s more to desert flora than cactus and agave.
In ‘Savage Appetites,’ the Marfa journalist tries to understand her—and other women’s—obsession with violent criminal acts.
Small-town papers often serve as bearers of civic pride. But the former owners of Marfa’s Big Bend Sentinel and Presidio’s International learned long ago that writing the news meant looking out for their neighbors.
An El Paso man wasn’t impressed by his recent viewing of the West Texas phenomenon.
After a community outcry, the company behind ACL Fest and Lollapalooza postpones its plans for an event next year, but the future is uncertain.
The railway and Marfa are forever intertwined.
Former Maiya's chef Mark Scott and his partners have created something special with inventive sides and memorable smoked meat.
Bart, Homer, Lisa, Marge, and Grampa Simpson made the trip on Sunday night.
A segregated school for Mexican American children until 1965, the building now serves as a community center and celebration of Hispanic life.
Spoiler: The answer is yes.
No Wi-Fi, no problem. ‘The Queen of Cool' turned an old ranch bunkhouse into a West Texas getaway, complete with a dreamy desert bathhouse.
A Houstonian turned New Yorker’s company is relocating him to small-town West Texas. If life were a sitcom, that would be pretty funny.
A 39-year resident of Houston is gearing up for his first experience of the greatest road trip Texas has to offer.
Outsiders remain fascinated with unraveling the secrets of this place. But locals can explain, one story at a time.
Pronghorn were almost perfectly fitted to the West Texas landscape. And then people started building fences.
How a native Marfan's short story landed him a job on Amazon Prime's anticipated 'I Love Dick.'
Austin celebrates its beloved Eklektikos deejay for his fifty years on air.
In West Texas, we've learned to live with our slithery neighbors. Not that we have a choice.
Ten concerts to ring in your new year.
The best sights, bites, and experiences from my travels around the state this year.
Eleven ideas for holiday fun after the turkey sandwiches are gone and Uncle Al wants to talk about politics.
Step into the Sistine Chapel to gaze at the famed Michelangelo frescoes—in Dallas.
The eleventh annual Trans-Pecos Festival, at El Cosmico in Marfa, brings together not just top musical acts but a community of baseball aficionados.
A new Amazon Prime show is partially set in the West Texas town, the latest Hollywood-ification of the far-flung locale.
Vacation envy, vintage edition.
In Marfa, there’s one place where everybody knows your name.
How the essence of the Lone Star State was captured on film.
Robert Irwin’s long-awaited Marfa installation is a work like no other: a massive project that reflects the austere, light-filled beauty of West Texas.
Six of the state’s top event offerings.
The most superlative amenities at the state's top getaways.
Ginger Griffice is cleaning up with her soap-making company.
And the apps to download before you go.