San Antonio

Can You Afford to Live Here?

Oct 20, 2015 By John Nova Lomax

You know you’ve seen it: condos multiplying, home prices tripling, realtors scrambling, buyers overbidding. Does our state’s fevered real estate craze make us the country’s best housing market—or the most overvalued? I went on a tour of our four largest cities to find out.

A Día de Los Muertos Celebration

Oct 13, 2015 By andrea valdez

For those of you unfamiliar with the Day of the Dead, rest assured it is not another remake of Zombie Apocalypse. In Mexico, it is an annual fall celebration of remembering, honoring and communing with loved ones who have gone before. The holiday has its roots in a pre-Columbian summer…

Ito Romo
Ito Romo

Sep 14, 2015 By John Phillip Santos

Atop the dining room table in Ito Romo’s bungalow in central San Antonio, there’s a handcrafted skull in a vitrine, meticulously bedecked with shiny black beans. Nearby, in another glass case, a miniature highway scene captures the moment when an eighteen-wheeler’s trailer door opens to reveal a pile…

Up and Eat ’Em

Jan 21, 2013 By Texas Monthly

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.

Sniffing

Jan 20, 2013 By Stephen Harrigan

A visit to San Antonio’­s underground city, looking for kids with a can of paint and a nose for thrills.

Joan Crawford

Mar 1, 1998 By Anne Dingus

All her life, Joan Crawford raised other people’s eyebrows as often as she reapplied her own. From the time she arrived in Hollywood, the temperamental Texan provoked hostility and gossip, and her wide-eyed flapper persona soon hardened into that of a sleek, steely sophisticate. But the arrogance accompanied a massive talent;…

The Promised Land

Apr 1, 1994 By Mimi Swartz

We are sixth-generation Texans and we are Jews. My family’s history is an account of the price we have paid to be both.

Can’t Win for Losing

Nov 1, 1989 By Skip Hollandsworth

When San Antonio’s Memorial Minutemen took on a crosstown rival, all they had to lose was their chance to go down in history as Texas’ worst high school football team.

Coppini the Great

Sep 30, 1984 By Stephen Harrigan

Pompeo Coppini’s heroic sculptures and European air were just what Texas’ fledgling gentry was hungry for in 1901. Since then his name has faded from memory, but his works endure.