There’s nothing quite like the feeling of slipping on a good pair of cowboy boots. For Texans, boots embody confidence, community, and tradition. Boots also give you a sense of belonging in this great state: They make you stand taller and feel taller. Any…
In the 2018 midterms, many lifelong Republican women voted Democratic. Will the urgent issues driving this election keep them there?
While some interior design seeks to bring the outdoors in, Bunkhouse Group’s eighth hotel encourages guests to luxuriate in Austin’s mild climate year-round.
Breweries in Sherman, Nocona, and Wichita Falls had just what I needed after sixty-mile days on the bike.
The owners of the Hearne restaurant had planned to stay closed permanently, but reconsidered after hearing from loyal customers.
After years of playing ex-cons and bodyguards, the prolific actor became an iconic leading man in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete series.
Nine tips for sampling the state's taco scene without jeopardizing your health or anyone else’s.
The progeny of two country stars, Payne, who grew up in East Texas, writes songs informed by his struggle with substance abuse, trauma, and redemption.
The best day on the internet comes at a relatively low price tag, in crowdfunding terms.
Shiner, jalapeños, fish sauce, and sweet onion put a Texas stamp on this easy, comforting dish.
The longtime Texas Monthly contributor introduced the Austin music scene to the rest of the world.
The bars might still be closed, but Bulleit’s Frontier Fund is helping to keep bartenders pouring. In Bulleit’s #BulleitBarSkills content series, bartenders across the country share unique cocktail recipes and core skills to make perfect bourbon cocktails at home.
Plus, a Netflix show featuring Tootsie Tomanetz, an Austin band’s wistful album, and a digital marketplace supporting local artisans.
Plus, Austin’s Andrew Dismukes joins ‘SNL,’ both Padaleckis help reboot ‘Walker, Texas Ranger,’ and Matthew McConaughey gets exceptionally lit.
Plus: Look for a new hot dog cart from La Barbecue.
It’s the largest penalty for a criminal food safety case in U.S. history.
For comedian Brian Gaar and many others, the venue was a center of gravity that attracted everyone from Bill Hicks to Patton Oswalt and all of the up-and-comers in between.
Hector Rodriguez’s hit comic book series, El Peso Hero, is now set to become a film.
The kids’ television program, helmed by a crop of Texan theatrical talents, landed on PBS 25 years ago.
Front pages once filled with stories about football games and student politics are now dedicated to tracking the latest test results, reporting on breaches of social distancing guidelines, and pressing university administrators for more transparency.
How Skip Hollandsworth does it.
The funny and brutal ‘Hollywood Mad Dogs’ was inspired by the Texas writer's experience working in Hollywood with the legendary—and very demanding—Steve McQueen.
Instead of wasting time on tiresome culture wars, Texas’s political leaders ought to be thinking big. They could start by saving Houston from disaster.
The Hill, located in the West Texas desert, stirs visitors to confront what they cannot comprehend.
Can a batch of new books, a documentary, and Donald Trump’s calamitous administration resuscitate the legacy of our 43rd president—and his illustrious family?
A simple recipe is all it takes when you use Texas pasture-raised lamb.
Reader letters published in our October issue.
Where cyclists can pedal past some stunning views and historic sites.
I cycled nearly 400 miles across East Texas this week, enjoying the kindness of strangers along the way.
Why many are exchanging paved roads and traffic for rural routes and breathtaking scenery.
There's still a lot we don't know about the spread of COVID-19 on college campuses.
In 2016, a popular teenager disappeared in the tiny Panhandle community of Canadian, Texas. Two years later, his remains were discovered beneath a tree outside of town. But to this day, no arrests have been made, and nearly everyone involved in the case has fallen under suspicion. Beginning September 29, join award-winning journalist Skip Hollandsworth as he attempts to uncover the truth.
As COVID-19 spreads, some Hispanic San Antonians are relying on sage, psychics, and prayer.
One Austin-based rental website saw bookings spike by 4,500 percent. Plus: six tips for first-timers.
In the spring, racial-justice activism flourished on the affluent campus. Now, as the fall semester kicks off, Black students and alumni are hoping to see change.
A resident of “The Texas of Canada” is having second thoughts about retiring to the Lone Star State.
Plus, Jamie Foxx is booked for the next decade or so, Luke Wilson listens in on 911 calls, and COVID comes to ‘9-1-1: Lone Star.’
Facing down a potential Democrat-controlled Texas House, the governor has made a hard push to reframe the November election on his terms.
The nostalgic Dallas restaurant was where I first fell in love with Texas barbecue.
For decades, his elegant flagship restaurant, Tony’s, was the place to see and be seen.
The founders of BioBQ are designing a real-meat version of the Texas barbecue favorite—no animal slaughter required.
There is no better way to explore Louisiana’s Sportsman’s Paradise than at one of Shreveport-Bossier’s many outdoor attractions. Located in beautiful Northwest Louisiana, just a quick three-hour drive from Dallas, the sister cities are well known for their riverboat casinos, shopping and…
If you have 48 hours to spend a weekend in Shreveport-Bossier, there’s plenty of Las Vegas-style gaming action to get your blood pumping, retail therapy to sooth your soul and art to inspire you mind. Masks and social distancing measures are mandatory throughout Louisiana, so you can have peace of…
Plus: a cheesy dish that's half pizza, half quesadilla.
David Hocker is busier than ever this time of year. He says that at home, you should be too. Here’s what to do.
I kicked off my adventure by pedaling from Brownsville to Galveston, zipping past cars stuck in Labor Day traffic.
Some fear COVID-19 itself. Others are disappointed by plans for both in-person and virtual learning.
This might be the end of the LuAnn Platter.
In this exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming ‘The Man Who Ran Washington,’ two veteran political correspondents recount how the future Reagan and Bush cabinet member's family legacy, a personal tragedy, and a friendship forged on the Houston Country Club’s tennis courts put a restless middle-aged lawyer on the path to power.
Alma’s Paleteria stands out for its emphasis on fresh, natural ingredients.