What’s behind the Legislature’s relentless campaign against wind and solar power, which are saving Texans billions?
Police have detained the driver but are still investigating whether the crash was intentional or accidental.
One year ago, before the school shooting in Uvalde, Kimberly Mata-Rubio had never been on a plane or given a public speech or scolded a U.S. senator right there in his office. A year in the life of a grieving mother.
Progressive faith leaders and women’s health advocates are adopting the messaging to push for a 12-month Medicaid extension for postpartum care.
Environmentalists have filed a suit looking to block Elon Musk’s company from doing what state leaders invited him to do at Boca Chica.
The former Baylor linebacker and NFL player has won the last three elections in his Dallas congressional district.
What began as a baseless theory has turned into a social media frenzy, with the power to frighten the public and hamper police investigations.
In the face of mass shootings in Texas, state leaders have made it easier to access guns.
Behind the run-down exteriors of these concrete houses lies the story of an East Texas innovator and his one-of-a-kind machine.
After learning that their long-awaited baby wouldn’t survive childbirth, two parents suffered the pain of finding maternal health care out of state.
While extremely limited, avenues for abortion access exist in Texas. That’s where fear tactics from antiabortion activists come into play.
Amid a debate over competing property tax–relief plans, the lieutenant governor isn’t holding back. But is “California Dade” a good insult?
Sex, Threats, and Late-Night Phone Calls: The Allegations From Inside Jolanda Jones’s Legislative Office
Last month, the entire full-time staff of the state representative from Houston resigned. They broke their silence to tell Texas Monthly their story.
Texas Secessionists Rail Against Censorship. Now One Is Suing a Republican Lawmaker for Calling Her Treasonous.
A right-wing First Amendment lawyer is representing a plaintiff suing representative Jeff Leach of Plano for harsh tweets about a TEXIT backer.
“Our Resolve Has Never Been Stronger”: The Relatives of Uvalde Victims Advocate for Gun Control in the Lege
Families of Texas mass shooting victims waited more than twelve hours to testify on a bill that would raise the age to purchase certain guns.
Our man picks a fight with a San Antonio icon. Maybe they should settle this on the court—or in the 2024 election?
A pair of bills at the Lege seek to help Texans compete for real estate against these deep-pocketed companies.
Scientists have figured out how to grow meat in a lab. Cattle farmers insist it’s not the real thing.
In a post-Roe Texas, cities such as San Antonio have tried to protect reproductive health care—but a state government big on preemption has other plans.
Meet Texas Monthly executive editor (and travel and lifestyle guru) Kathy Blackwell.
Reader letters published in our May 2023 issue.
Customers “tell me it’s better than therapy, actually, and cheaper, too,” said a trainer at one rental facility.
Coming up on the docket of Matthew Kacsmaryk, the Amarillo judge: cases involving ESG investing, press freedoms, and workplace harassment.
Governor Greg Abbott wants to overrule a jury’s conviction of Daniel Perry, who murdered a man at a Black Lives Matter protest in 2020.
A Federal Judge in Amarillo Just Suspended Approval of a Key Drug Used in Medication Abortions. But the Situation Is Complicated.
The unprecedented move means that access to abortion across the country could, in some ways, be restricted like it is in Texas.
As Lawmakers Turn Their Sights on Drag Shows, LGBTQ Spaces Have Been Disappearing Across Texas for Decades
There are fewer gay bars in Texas today than there were in the eighties. Owners of those that remain say they aren’t going anywhere.
Update: An ethics complaint against Representative Bryan Slaton, who skipped the session’s most consequential debate, has been filed alleging an “inappropriate relationship.”
Fentanyl killed more than 5,000 Texans last year. The Legislature is taking the epidemic seriously, but first responders and policy experts are skeptical.
A Rice University bioengineer’s mini “drug factories” could save thousands of lives.
Greg Abbott, Ted Cruz, and Ken Paxton All Invoked George Soros in Denouncing Trump’s Indictment. Here’s Why That’s a Problem.
The Jewish billionaire has long been the target of antisemitic attacks from the far right. What are Republican leaders signaling when they single him out as the main force behind the former president’s woes?
How Texas Drag Queen Brigitte Bandit Exposed the Absurdity of Proposals to Criminalize Drag Performers and Shows
This week, the Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs advanced two bills that would criminalize many drag performances. The bills, both filed by Republican Bryan Hughes of Mineola, take aim at men or women who use “clothing, makeup, or other similar physical markers” to “exhibit” as
In the ongoing push to preempt progressive policies at the local level, the GOP-controlled Legislature could undo protections against predatory payday lending.
Federal help could keep facilities open in several small towns, but they'll be forced to cut back to offering only emergency care.
The administration’s new border policy has slowed the flow of asylum seekers, while frustrating those who are trying to follow the rules.
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After 28 men and women died in custody last year, officials are throwing money at the overcrowded facility. Advocates for inmates say reforms are needed.
Texas’s Tampon Tax Has Contributed to Widespread Period Poverty. Is the Lege Finally Ready to Repeal It?
Menstrual products are subject to a sales tax, and Democrat Donna Howard has tried to change that since 2017. With support from powerful Republicans, this could be the year.
It’s not yet clear what caused the fire at a migrant center near El Paso that claimed 39 lives and injured 29 men.
Those in the office that prosecuted him agree the soft-spoken Native American did not murder a priest back in 1981. His case is back before a district court judge.
The rhetoric at the former president’s rally hearkened back to the fringe, anti-government messaging of the nineties Texas right wing.
During the thirtieth anniversary of the Branch Davidian tragedy, no less.
As lawmakers consider bills targeting their livelihoods, queer Texans say more members of their community intend to defend themselves.
As state politicians focus on danger and cartel violence, the border town's downtown is undergoing a renaissance.
The lawmaker from Frisco has rallied right-wingers by promising to remove “sexually explicit” books from shelves. But he may lose them by targeting a beloved Texan classic.
Texas Jails Are Crowded, Understaffed, and Dangerous. The Legislature Is Poised to Send Them More Inmates.
Two bipartisan bills would make it easier for judges to incarcerate defendants before trial. Criminologists say that’s bad for public safety.
Taking a cue from authoritarian leaders, state representative Bryan Slaton has proposed property tax relief for some large families. White, straight, property-owning couples would be the primary beneficiaries.
Long before it became a meme stock, the Grapevine-based video game retailer lodged itself in the hearts of a generation entranced by the storytelling it found inside those plastic boxes.
The tech titan and the furniture maven are more alike than you may think.
The coolers we keep say something real about the state we’re in.
The recent kidnapping of four U.S. citizens in the Mexican border city appears to mark the end of a period of relative peace.