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.
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.
The railway and Marfa are forever intertwined.
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.
What's changed and what hasn't.
The only thing that’s smaller about six-man football is the field.
The state's top offerings, from a West Texas troubadour's homecoming to craft brewing at its best.
The state's top offerings, from supporting Dallas's musical heritage to surfing in far West Texas.
A taxonomy of West Texas waves.
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.
It’s the favorable acreage-to-other-humans ratio that draws most visitors, who come for the space that this Chihuahuan Desert outpost has in spades.
Spoiler alert: The mythic Marfa lights may not be real. But there’s no way to know for sure, and that’s why they’re cool.
The pioneers who came to tame the West met their match in the land of Giant.