The Texas-based kayaking team completed the 1,600-mile journey over 83 grueling days.
This Hill Country bar and honky-tonk—the first in the state to obtain a liquor license after Prohibition—still fosters community after nine decades.
The state has the most South Asian-owned breweries in the country, and those owners hope interest in beer and brewing will only grow in the diaspora.
Laura Preston, of San Marcos–based Vacilando Studios, has helped turn quilts into fashion, with modern made-to-order wares for your bed, walls, and closet.
Justin Pearson, whose grandfather once owned Chisholm Trail BBQ, serves similar yet improved sausages with no strings attached at San Marcos BBQ.
The Wittliff Collections’ current exhibition honors the fifty-year history of Texas Monthly.
The San Marcos–bred supergroup released two farewell albums last week, one of which is a reflective solo record that complicates the band’s legacy.
I’d long hoped to snag the elusive state fish of Texas. A nineteen-year-old expert guide helped me do it.
These six Hill Country breweries use sustainable practices and ingredients grown on-site (or very nearby) for brews and food that capture Texas’s terroir.
The nonprofit effort will cost hundreds of millions and preserve 50,000 acres over the fragile Edwards Aquifer. Can it be done?
For fifteen years, my 2005 GMC Sierra has, through good times and bad weather, taken me to every corner of Texas. It might be time to say goodbye, but it won’t be easy.
A writer learns the hard way—the hardest way—that in Texas the answer is: not much.
This is a reunion we all can shellebrate.
The San Marcos author draws on her scientific training and tribal storytelling to weave a spellbinding tale in ‘A Snake Falls to Earth.’
Grading the season performances and outcomes for all twelve FBS programs in Texas. You already know who's getting an F.
So is a little fish that swam along the San Marcos River.
From the Woodlands High School to a Stud First Baseman at Texas State, the MLB star made coaches ask, "What doesn't this cat do?"
Apparently, children did not find him creepy in the 1950s.
With the league eyeing expansion, the stars could be aligning for big-league baseball to set up shop between Austin and San Antonio.
Inspired by her grandmother's collection, the San Marcos–born artist is fascinated by spoons, cake servers, and soup ladles.
Plus, the Stinnett police chief allegedly faked a document demonstrating an annulment of his marriage.
The San Marcos venture has the airbrushed, colorful backgrounds and kitschy props that I've studied in my family's albums.
Nicknamed the Michelangelo of the Staple Gun, Bobby Barnard turned his San Marcos record store into a work of art. Now you can own a piece of it.
The conservative incumbent has alienated members of his own party, leaving room for challenger Wendy Davis to pick off centrist voters in Texas’s Twenty-first Congressional District.
How San Marcos Went From ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policing to Requiring That Officers Release Low-Level Offenders
Despite opposition from the local police union, the city passed Texas's most expansive ‘cite-and-release’ policy.
The artists and former Texas State professors completely overhaul their home of 30 years, adding a studio and gallery for their work.
Brockhampton is taking over.
Chris Fullerton performs the final song of the beloved Texas songwriter.
Welcome to the golden age of Texas barbecue.
Summer will be here before you know it. Ten things to get out and do ahead of those 100-degree days.
The Austin-based one-man band channels George Jones to create a honky-tonk ballad that’s the perfect soundtrack for drowning your woes in the company of your demons.
The case of the missing salamanders.
To honor the lifework of his ”musical father,” Texas country star Randy Rogers purchases the historic honky-tonk that launched his career.
One man's adventure in margarita-making turns into a prickly affair.
The incandescent unreality of Rocky Schenck is on display in the photographer's second collection.
An exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming book by Jenni Finlay and Brian T. Atkinson.
A swimming swine’s squeally big show comes to an end.
A new exhibit in San Marcos pays homage to Manuel Alvarez Bravo, the grandfather of Mexican photography, and the generations of fotógrafos who followed his lead.
One of the state’s strongest contenders for a gold medal at the Summer Olympics will be San Marcos high jumper Charles Austin. That’s assuming that the 24-year-old Austin, the reigning world champion in the high jump, makes the team at the Olympic trials in late June. He is one of
Water acts may ebb and flow, but since 1950 the polyester-clad mermaids at San Marcos’ Aquarena Springs have barely had time to keep their heads above water. Their subaquatic dances are a tribute to the popularity of such swimming celebrities as Esther Williams and Johnny Weissmuller, a testament to
From giant freshwater prawns to bikini-clad coeds, from ancient Indian artifacts to swimming pigs, there’s something for everyone on the San Marcos River.
Marathon canoe racing is the toughest sport in Texas. It’s tougher than bull riding, more grueling than pro football. The canoeists say that’s why it’s fun.
Some kids may fail at school and it’s not their fault.