The incumbent rarely faced competitive races before labor lawyer Mike Siegel’s challenge in 2018. Now, winning a rematch is no sure thing for McCaul.
At Lost Maples State Natural Area, the trees put on a spectacular show every autumn.
Plus, fifty thousand purple martins descended on a parking lot in McAllen.
The election has yet to be decided, but one result can already be called: the Texas Republican party has lost its ability to speak to much of the electorate. And Democrats are poised to reap the benefits.
This year’s festival is all-virtual, but its lineup is still all-star, as demonstrated by this trio of recent books from Texas authors.
Reader letters published in our November issue.
We surveyed a range of Texas politicians in competitive races to see how they’re addressing the demands of the movement.
For the first time in a decade the Texas House—and influence over redistricting—is in play. Will it slip out of the Democratic party’s grasp once again?
In 1963, Lackland Air Force Base experienced a cataclysmic explosion. People thought World War III had started. Today, it's been almost completely forgotten.
As a longtime fan, I haven’t forgiven the team for cheating, but the Astros are bigger than a handful of players or a few seasons of baseball.
“Makes you want to go to the church, get on your knees, and say a few words, right?”
An all-virtual election bid might be the right thing to do. But will it cost some Democrats their races?
The Fulshear restaurant and meat market has spectacularly juicy smoked turkey, excellent sausage, and a peppery house-made mustard. Just don't go on a Tuesday.
During a live reading on Sunday night, many of the original actors brought the same chemistry that has made the film such a joy to rewatch for 27 years.
He’s as red as a rose; she’s as blue as the state flower. And now the two congressional candidates are locked in a throwdown in a district that is neither.
Nelson's rendition of ‘On the Road Again’ gets special treatment for this year's all-virtual festival.
Plus, Kacey Musgraves meets Scooby Doo, Borat meets Sid Miller, and Austin meets ‘Walker, Texas Ranger.’
Dive into this collection devoted to Willie Nelson where you’ll find new essays about the Red Headed Stranger, our new podcast "One by Willie," a comprehensive ranking of every album Willie ever published, and more.
They aren’t just for kids anymore.
Let chef John Currence show you how to tailgate at home—even though he's pulling for the wrong SEC team.
In the first episode of our new series, the Grammy-winning artist talks about writing sad songs and tells a great dirty joke she learned from Nelson himself.
Taco Cabana has gone too far.
An Austin man ponders the unthinkable.
We didn’t really need a reason to write a bunch of stories about the Red Headed Stranger. But we had a few.
Over the decades, he and Trigger have created an unmistakable—and uncannily human—sound.
Everyone knew Willie could write great songs and sing them too. But no one—except Willie, of course—believed he could masterfully cover Gershwin and Ellington.
The man from Abbott has never forgotten his humble roots—and has tirelessly devoted himself to helping others.
Most Willie Nelson fans know at least a little about his idyllic Hill Country world headquarters, home to his ranch, his golf course, his recording studio, and his Old West movie set, Luck, Texas. But lesser known in the lore is Willie World’s gritty urban prototype, a sprawling…
Learning to love Texas’s most iconic country musician, one song at a time.
Simple is simply moving to me: How Willie does so much with so little.
The Houston author, who blurs boundaries of genre, language, and culture, says she writes in part to imagine a better world.
South Texas queens who put on a wig, makeup, and heels are rebelling against a culture that has long been steeped in machismo.
State leaders have long tried to correct for the problem of too much democracy. But voters may get the last laugh this election.
Chef Jam Sanitchat's first recipe collection is based on her many years of teaching Thai cooking and running a South Austin staple.
Gina Ortiz Jones lost by fewer than 1,000 votes to popular retiring Republican Will Hurd in 2018 in the sprawling southwest Texas district. Now, she faces a less well-known rival in Tony Gonzales.
The film adaptation of Utopia author Paulette Jiles’s acclaimed novel finds Hanks shepherding a young girl across 1870s Texas.
As a lifelong Republican—and, more recently, dedicated Never Trumper—it’s clear to me that the state GOP desperately needs to enter the twenty-first century.
At first, I had only cows and wind turbines for company on lonely stretches of Panhandle highway. Then supporters showed up to help the miles go faster.
His friends, both Black and white, confront the reality of police brutality in their quiet hometown.
The monthly music and talk program features a star-studded guest lineup and artist roster from the Lone Star State.
For nearly a quarter century, this bohemian venue and ”social sculpture” has been a gathering place for poets, performance artists, and even a rooster or two.
Ancient, colonial, and contemporary traditions are woven together in Dia de Los Muertos—and baked into the holiday's signature bread.
“My gut tells me he hasn't left Hemphill County. I think he's here somewhere, and I don't know if he intends to come out in the next day or two.”
The Texas attorney general has called his 2015 indictment for securities fraud a “witch hunt.” Now, seven of his aides accuse him of corruption.
The Republican touts his bipartisanship in an appeal to this increasingly blue congressional district northeast of Dallas, but he’s been a reliable vote for Donald Trump’s policies during his first term.
A Houston mom has had it with Minecraft.
The governor’s most recent order on ballot drop-off locations follows a long history of efforts by him and his party to lower voter turnout, and could have an outsized effect on the battle for control of the state House.
In a career that spanned six decades, Davis wrote hits for Elvis and Dolly Parton, found solo success, and acted on Broadway and in film.
With its industry reeling, the Fort Worth–based airline giant is quietly betting that diminished competition will keep passengers coming—even as they grumble about the carrier’s poor service, late arrivals, and the jam-packing of its flights amid the pandemic.
They faced a shortened season filled with cancellations and uncertainty. It didn’t stop some of the state’s top athletes from finding new ways to keep working.