Drill, baby, drill! But, uh, over there.
Two key bills with bipartisan support would help keep new moms alive and healthy. But similar efforts have fallen short in past sessions.
A Republican Lawmaker Wants to Make Sure Foods Containing Fetal Tissue—Say What?—Are Clearly Labeled
Senator Bob Hall’s bill is an unusual measure to address a nonexistent issue.
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Booted from one locale amid outcry, the “Rally Against Censorship” proceeded—with an airing of familiar right-wing grievances.
National Book Award finalist Domingo Martinez was optimistic about Musk and SpaceX in 2016. Now, he says, “it feels like we sold our souls.”
The ways of the Texas Legislature are confoundingly weird. Here’s a guide to the madness.
The writer of an oddball 2016 crime story recalls emailing with an accountant who skimmed $17 million from Corsicana’s Collin Street Bakery.
In reporting how Candy Montgomery came to murder her lover’s wife, the authors recall trying to capture a “time and place in Texas history.”
Michael McCaul Is the Most Powerful Texan in the House. Will He Be Able to Lead Foreign Affairs With a Divided Caucus?
The new chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee discusses divisions in the House on continuing aid to Ukraine, the withdrawal from Afghanistan, and more.
Families of those who died in the Korean War are asking Congress to investigate why their relatives’ names aren’t on the recently raised memorial wall in Washington, D.C.
Even when interest rates are high, people want a place where they can hunt actual bucks.
On T-shirts and bumper stickers, the flag that flew during the Texas Revolution has had its cannon replaced by an AR-15. Would our ancestors approve?
Robert Jeffress resuscitated a once powerful church—and courted controversy too.
Before its recent troubles, the industry giant seemed like the airline to beat.
You can’t blame Jeb.
As a child, I experienced the boundary between Texas and Mexico as its own distinct place. Now I know why.
When I started writing for Texas Monthly in 1973, I didn’t expect it to last very long. But it’s still here, five decades later.
If your dishwasher works properly, you probably have a long-ago Texas Instruments employee to thank.
José Angel Gutiérrez cofounded the Raza Unida Party, one of the most ambitious political forces to emerge from the Chicano Movement.
The day commemorating the emancipation of slaves in Texas says as much about our future as our past.
Why the grocery chain’s rise has proven unstoppable.
The names have changed over the decades, but through it all, Texas remains a place where money gets made—and spent.
From John Connally to Lina Hidalgo, these leaders have made Texas the bellwether state for the nation.
Texas’s elite police agency has evolved from a frontier organization to one famed for its expert interrogators. But some high-profile cases have tarnished that reputation.
On the occasion of our fiftieth anniversary, we reflect on how far we’ve come—and where we’re headed.
How the aeronautical industry’s profit motive achieved escape velocity.
The organization may have lost the right to manage the historical site, but key members still have a major influence on its future.
Like Bill Hobby, Dan Patrick has made the most of an inherently powerful position.
Fifty years ago, Texas Monthly was little more than an idea dreamt up by a local lawyer with minimal experience in journalism. Then it was an actual thing. How did that happen?
They washed the crude off their hands and put on suits and ties. Or sensible blazer-and-skirt combos.
Along with its descendant, the towering wind turbine, this spindly mechanism turns fast and slow, measuring out our days.
Senfronia Thompson and Tom Craddick are two of the longest-serving Texas legislators—and two of the most collegial . . . usually.
The state avoided a disaster during the recent Arctic blast, but a sizable number of electricity generators still struggled in the cold.
Opinion: Lethal Injection Was Once Considered a “Less Barbaric” Form of Execution. Now It’s Clear It’s Inhumane.
After what’s been deemed “the year of the botched execution,” Texas should end the practice.
The career criminal was found dead after a two-day manhunt in East Texas. A writer recalls reporting on the circumstances of Haynes’s death.
Republicans in the Texas House and Senate have filed a blizzard of bills seeking to crack down on alleged voter fraud and increase state control over elections. Here’s an annotated guide.
When Bruno went missing, Alex Reyna lost a key member of his oil-field crew.
State leaders used to invite coverage of their activity. Now the Texas Legislature is making reporting more difficult than ever.
The president’s brief trip to the Texas border city Sunday inflamed critics of his immigration policies on both the left and right.
Representative Candy Noble wants to ensure that governmental entities (i.e., the Capital City) can’t fund travel, childcare, or other support for abortion-seekers.
The Dallas-based airline has always lagged behind in technology. Its leaders saw that as a feature, not a bug.
The Central Texas representative who is helping block Kevin McCarthy’s ascent to Speaker of the House has a long history of obstructionism.
Representative Jared Patterson’s bill is a second swing at stopping pet stores from getting animals from out-of-state for-profit breeders.
Forget Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick. Florida’s governor will be calling the shots when the Texas Legislature returns in January.
Fifteen staffers selected their favorite writing about our state that outlets other than Texas Monthly produced in 2022.
What should we do with our $27 billion windfall? We asked a variety of Texans for their brightest ideas.
Federal inspectors cited a sawmill run by members of the insular Church of Wells with multiple safety violations.
A Federal Court Will Rule on Book Bans in Llano. Many in the Community Have Already Made Up Their Minds.
Over the last year, the pulling of a dozen books off county library shelves has split the Hill Country town.
A Texas GOP Lawmaker Wants to Increase “Viewpoint Diversity” by Banning Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Ed
The legislation would rewrite a portion of the education code to target programs that represent marginalized groups.