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.
A writer remembers how a chance conversation at a food festival led to her classic 2014 oral history on Southwestern cuisine.
The looming disaster has thrown both Governor Abbott’s and President Biden’s failed border policies into sharp relief.
The lame-duck congressman looks to leave a mark, while his colleagues float a big border plan and do some culture warring.
There aren’t nearly enough physicians in the state, especially for the more than 7.5 million Texans who primarily speak Spanish.
In Rural Far West Texas, Justices of the Peace Confront a Death-Investigation System That’s Failing Unknown Migrants
As the migrant death toll rises, county officials, forensic laboratories, and locals work with little governmental assistance to process, identify, and repatriate the bodies.
A Few Republican Lawmakers Said They Want Exceptions to Texas’s Abortion Ban. A Democrat’s Bill Proposes Some.
Austin Democratic representative Donna Howard’s legislation seems written to try to appeal to Republicans.
Reader letters published in our January 2023 issue.
Meet the folks behind our latest audio project, which grapples with the complicated legacy of the Texas Rangers.
Long-COVID Sufferers Are Flocking to a Texas Clinic to Treat Smell Disorders. But Does the Remedy Work?
Many with parosmia, a condition whereby normal scents smell foul, have searched for relief and found hope in a facility in Bryan.
The author of a 2014 Texas Monthly profile of King George explains why it was among the few stories in his career that made him cry while writing.
The dopes, villains, and terrible ideas that bedeviled our beloved state over the past twelve months. (This time, with slightly less Ted Cruz!)
How a funky little college town became the unbearable-traffic, unaffordable-real-estate, insufferable-tech-bro, inanely-precious-restaurant, expensive-BBQ capital of the world!
Greg Abbott’s $4 billion program to deter migration . . . doesn’t seem to be deterring migration.
Texas Monthly recently acquired the (fake!) résumé of one Gilberto Hinojosa, the seemingly indefatigable chair of the long-suffering Texas Democratic party. We print it here in full.
An open letter to Louie Gohmert, the Bum Steer Hall of Fame’s newest inductee!
(Fake!) excerpts from the campaign diary of a displaced Texan, summer–fall 2022.
Representative Jared Patterson is following a long legislative tradition of trying to troll Austin.
The plaintiff was found to lack legal standing to bring the case. That has big implications—and not just for abortion laws.
The Texas basketball star was first detained in February and was recently moved to a Russian penal colony.
Texas Lege Watch: A Democratic Resolution Would Put Abortion Directly on the Ballot. But It’s Doomed.
Recent history and polling tell us that voters would support a measure to stop lawmakers from restricting abortion access—which is precisely why it’ll never pass.
The Munns became a national curiosity after five of them were indicted for participating in the insurrection. But the full scope of their malignant behavior is little known—including to the federal prosecutors tasked with investigating their crimes.
The former football star says his campaign for the U.S. Senate began in his home outside Dallas. Will it end there as well?
The rap star spent more than three hours praising Nazis on Infowars, while making the host squirm—but not for the reasons you might think.
After an election marred by malfunctioning machines, long lines, and a shortage of paper ballots, Republicans are contemplating big changes in the next Legislature.
Every two years the Democrats claim they will win by turning out new voters. Every two years they fail.
You’ve had all month to read the latest issue of Texas Monthly. How much can you remember?
Sterry Butcher on the path that led her to move to Marfa and find God “in the details” while writing about rural Texas.
Pamela Colloff reflects on her 2010 story about the shoddy police work and prosecutorial misconduct that put an innocent man on death row.
Texan legislators in Washington keep their eyes on the important things. Texas Monthly rounded up the latest.
Under his new Texas bill, any community theater that hosts a performance of ‘Peter Pan’ could find itself regulated as a strip club.
Go behind the scenes with the inventive force shaping our photography and design.
Author S. C. Gwynne calls his 2009 profile of the pirate-obsessed former Texas Tech coach part of the “golden era” of his journalism career.
The real estate developer who engineered a deal to buy the 134-year-old minor league baseball franchise thinks new team ownership can help transform the city’s urban core.
Reader letters published in our December 2022 issue.
The small-government conservative has proposed a bill to allow pregnant drivers to access carpool lanes.
John Bloom, a.k.a. Joe Bob Briggs, discusses his 2004 opus on the making of the slasher classic and the New York bias against a Texas original.
Plus, porch pirates spread manure on a home after getting pranked, a teen swallowed part of a dog toy, and more.
It’s worked for the GOP elsewhere, and nothing else has worked for Democrats here.
Every two years, the party tries to kick the football—and every two years, it misses. Good grief!
Coming November 15, a tale of the Texas Rangers . . . and a battle for the soul of Texas.
Only a handful of the state’s 219 legislative and congressional races were competitive. That was by design.