Exotic species brought to Texas from Africa and Asia fared poorly in freezing temperatures.
There’s plenty that needs fixing to avoid another electricity disaster, but our isolated grid isn’t the problem.
Luke Coffee, a director and actor who appeared on NBC’s ‘Friday Night Lights,’ found QAnon during the pandemic and then spent a month trying to evade the consequences of the path it led him down.
Families got creative with disaster-induced improvised meals they really enjoyed ... or hope never to eat again.
Plus: Taylor Kitsch gets back in the TV game, Travis Scott manages to get people excited about magazines, and Megan Thee Stallion does her best ‘Mean Girls.’
I shape clay not to hone the skill but to escape a day job that’s all about honing. Like the philosopher Laozi, I find the value of my handiwork comes from what’s not there.
One of the best new barbecue restaurants in Texas isn’t serving up Texas barbecue.
With Dallas-born Jesse Plemons as a villainous FBI agent, the historical drama tells how informant William O’Neal’s betrayal led to the assassination of Black Panther Fred Hampton.
The Texas native infuses ‘Cool Dry Place’ with sharp turns and deceptions, all accompanied by her effortlessly beautiful vocals.
Plus: Aaron Franklin's steak taco recipe, Wichita's booming taco scene, and a strange new addition to Taco Bell's menu.
When several women spoke out against a powerful man in the former ghost town of Terlingua, the backlash was fierce.
Restaurant staff handed out thousands of free meals, brewery employees boiled countless gallons of water, and food truck owners braved the icy highways—despite their own struggles.
Our governor and lawmakers want to blame everyone but themselves for the February blackouts, the latest crisis of their own making.
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.
Volunteers across Texas have stepped up to help seniors, non-English speakers, and others in need navigate an opaque system.
The megachain has never been shy about flexing its industry might, yet it somehow became a poster child for fighting the power of Wall Street.
The San Angelo Symphony offers a concert season packed with programming for every musical taste, world-class guest artists, and talented, professional musicians creating an experience like no other.
If the key to making great barbecue is loving great barbecue, then Andrew Soto is more than qualified for the job.
On the latest ‘One by Willie,’ Was talks Ringo, Bob Dylan, Sinead O’Connor, and ‘Across the Borderline’—his favorite of all the tracks he’s worked on.
Infectious disease expert Dr. Peter Hotez describes last week’s statewide disaster as a harmful delay “in the face of an advancing enemy.”
Plus, families grilling in the cold, gas-station barbecue recommendations, and a poorly timed opening week.
Celebrities and regular folk alike came together to offer hot food, clean water, and warm beds.
Taco trucks mobilized to feed hungry Texans during the storm, and now they could use your support. Here are nine tips for first-timers.
With art, live music, great cuisine, and outdoor adventure, a trip to this West Texas gem promises to be memorable, no matter how long you stay.
The Houston-based energy economist is our blackout Cassandra. Will state officials finally heed his advice?
The West Texas city was spared the worst effects of this week’s storms, thanks to its preparations in the wake of a devastating 2011 deep freeze.
La Cantera Resort & Spa offers a pristine oasis with stunning views of the Texas Hill Country this spring.
Like many Texans, residents in one Austin apartment complex faced a kaleidoscope of worst-case scenarios. And like many Texans, they had to get through them alone.
Known for the its natural scenic beauty, Kerrville is the perfect destination for a springtime trip.
Texas Monthly talks to the ERCOT chief about why the blackouts happened and what needs to change now.
Those in charge of Texas’s deregulated power sector were warned again and again that the electric grid was vulnerable.
Galveston’s Terry Fisher on where to find your water meter, what to do when pipes thaw, and when to call a professional.
These organizations could really use your time or money.
Austin’s mayor, Steve Adler, and the state’s junior senator, Ted Cruz, are the latest Texas politicians to take ill-considered vacations.
May you make direct eye contact with your neighbor during your yard pee.
Plan your trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico this spring and explore the great outdoors surrounding the city.
Coastal distancing makes South Padre Island the perfect place to explore.
Recapture what together means this spring in Port Aransas.
In Fort Worth, there is more than enough room to let your inner outdoor-adventurer roam free this spring.
As multiple crises unfold across the state, photographers captured Texans doing their damnedest to keep warm and safe.
Conservationists worked to bring the endangered animals to shore—but getting the turtles warm amid a blackout is the next challenge.
Nacogdoches is home to mile after mile of creek-side hiking and biking trails, secluded lakes, and stunning gardens, all just an easy road trip away.
With proximity to the Arts District and Depot Entertainment District, downtown Lubbock is the ideal spot to feel the experience of the “Hub City” this spring.
Immerse yourself in exhibits featuring more than 400 species and other unique experiences.
The Art Museum of South Texas is an anchoring part of the vibrant arts community of Corpus Christi.
Denison is your quintessential small town packed to the brim with Texas charm.
Waxahachie is blooming with outdoor fun this spring!
Experience the island life this spring and wave hello to water activities, island-inspired bites, and a whole lot of relaxation!
A road trip to Abilene is a sure way to shake off the winter doldrums and celebrate spring.
An energy expert explains why some four million Texans suffered a barrage of winter storms without heat in their homes.