The classically trained Houston pop star played a two-hundred-year-old crystal flute at a D.C. concert, causing a meltdown in some corners of the internet.
One of our most important TCR stories involved a surprise encounter with an early advocate of whooping crane conservation efforts.
If you plan to impress your guests with a showstopping smoked meat, Daniel Vaughn suggests you learn to make beef ribs—the Goldee’s way.
When Texas Monthly covered Enron's fall in 2001, we wondered if the company was an outlier or the new normal. There's no longer any question.
Austin clothing and record store Fine Southern Gentlemen will now go by the more-inclusive name Feels So Good. “To be completely honest,” one employee says, “friends of mine thought I worked at a strip club.”
The neighborhood formerly known as a business center is now a walkable, family-friendly haven.
The filled masa cakes have long been in the shadow of another comfort food (ahem, tacos), but Texas taquerias are now showcasing them in diverse, interesting ways.
The Red Raiders coach said he received hundreds of congratulatory text messages after beating Texas, and he's just getting started.
Going to Harry’s House—the singer’s six-night residency in Austin—with Texas State University’s Louie Dean Valencia.
After a terrible car accident, the self-taught pianist’s reprise was nothing short of amazing.
Texas barbecue has changed a lot in the last two decades, much for the better.
The waiting list is long for the husband-and-wife duo who rebuild, redesign, and reimagine the iconic, retro travel trailers.
Ahead of Friday’s gubernatorial debate, Texas Monthly’s news and politics team came up with hard questions for both candidates.
In the rolling plains of the Panhandle, Bob Owen tears up what’s left of old vehicles so that some classic cars get a chance at a new life.
An abortion to save the life of a pregnant patient is “not an abortion,” according to Texas’s junior senator.
Since 1916, the drugstore and soda fountain has maintained its retro charm and service to the community.
The ride greeted families at Playland Park in San Antonio before it was disbanded and sold. Now an Austin entrepreneur is putting it back together again.
Culling from 6,000 volumes, the DeGolyer Library spotlights gems, including the first collection of recipes printed in Texas, from 1883.
A Larry McMurtry adaptation directed by Sidney Lumet and filmed entirely in Bastrop—what could go wrong? For ‘Lovin’ Molly,’ it began with the boots.
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Six years ago, we set out to answer that question and got inconclusive results. And while we’ve found new info, the mystery endures.
After years of breakups and makeups, the rock band is back with a poppier sound.
Founded by Andrew Yang, Christine Todd Whitman, and David Jolly, the new party claims to encompass the left, right, and center. Its Houston launch, while well attended, prompted doubts about its viability.
During a Summer of Record Heat, Many Prisoners in Texas Struggled to Make It Through the Day Without AC
Seventy percent of Texas prisons do not have AC, except for a small number of ill and elderly inmates, an issue that the Legislature has repeatedly punted on.
In 1982, Dick J. Reavis chronicled the first government-led lethal injection in world history—and the last moments of Charlie Brooks's life.
This season has everything: Cormac McCarthy, Star Wars, Chippendales dancers, and opera.
Texas women often feel targeted and unsafe. With "hot girl walks," they're (again) finding safety and well-being in one another.
The ribs and sausage are great, but it was the mint chocolate chip cake at Beault's Backyard BBQ that made our barbecue editor giggle in delight.
Jody Powers ran a bakery with her grandmother’s kolache recipes, and when business would slow down, she would resort to unusual promotion tactics.
Uvalde-based activist group Fierce Madres partnered with Moms Against Greg Abbott to erect the anti-Abbott signage.
The Grammy winner is the most famous export from Lindale, but the charming East Texas town also boasts a delightful candy shop, blackberries galore, and plenty of live music.
Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller discusses the beneficial Farm Fresh program that brings nutritional alternatives to Texas schools.
Years ago, Kenneth Henneke helped develop a feisty catfish, and now he stocks a variety of species for anglers across the state.
The grocery chain opens its first north Dallas–Fort Worth location and hopes thousands of newly arrived Texans will understand its twang.
Twenty months after the former president left office, those who carried out his administration’s cruelest policy are still in place.
The Aggies saved their season by beating Miami, but after the team’s dreadful start, every game will feel like a referendum on its coach.
Discussions of race or sex, or just the wrong vibes, are all it takes for a book to number among the 801 bannings in Texas this year.
Even though Odelay has many stellar dishes, including the chili con carne enchilada, its artful homages to cartel culture prove unappetizing.
Find the perfect fall-flavored item for every kind of Texan who might walk through your door for one of your fall family gatherings.
I’m not sure I ever bought the story of the Texas horned lizard that survived thirty years in a courthouse cornerstone, but it’s a tale that reminds me why I love storytelling.
Far in the Panhandle, an upstart ag program at a small-town school has become a start-up business run by the students.
The Texas governor’s plan has been adopted by Ron DeSantis in Florida, and it has grown crueler as it spreads.
The 48th annual event in Brady rekindled both treasured and painful memories for a writer who’s been attending since infancy.
Fantastic Fest returns with another selection of out-there curios, but with some familiar local faces to keep you grounded.
Barre Wheatley leads an ambitious program that encourages students to shoot for the moon.
The conservative legal luminary, famous for the Clinton impeachment and his leadership of Baylor, mistook piety for doing what’s right.
Bobby Finger, host of the popular celebrity podcast ‘Who? Weekly,’ treats his subjects gently and imbues them with wit.
Dan McCoy—the former president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas—encourages indulging at his Fredericksburg wine and chocolate shop. But only because he’s got the good stuff.
Twenty-two years ago, a Texas Monthly writer heard about a Houston DJ whose slowed-down mixes had become the sound of the city.
A recent neighborhood fight demonstrates how the outsized influence of existing homeowners restricts supply in a city that badly needs 135,000 new homes.