It’s the largest penalty for a criminal food safety case in U.S. history.
Front pages once filled with stories about football games and student politics are now dedicated to tracking the latest test results, reporting on breaches of social distancing guidelines, and pressing university administrators for more transparency.
How Skip Hollandsworth does it.
Reader letters published in our October issue.
Some fear COVID-19 itself. Others are disappointed by plans for both in-person and virtual learning.
I’ve watched some of my elders espouse anti-Black hatred. Instead of blaming them, we should acknowledge the traumas that have shaped their views, and recognize the systems that failed us.
One editor remembers his former boss as unreasonably demanding—and unafraid of investing in great journalism.
Local petrochemical facilities pump out essential plastic goods—for gloves, masks, gowns, and more—as well as harmful pollutants.
Terence O'Rourke has spent a decade warning officials that a storm making landfall directly in Galveston Bay could be much worse than even Harvey.
The rural area lost both its hospitals. Can a telehealth station in Cameron fill the urgent-care gap?
The team behind this month's well-red cover story.
The world’s most endangered sea turtle has made an impressive comeback, attracting thousands of visitors to North Padre Island, but now advocates say it may be at risk again.
Reader letters published in our September issue.
SU Kappa Alpha brothers believe they were disciplined for the content of a social media post; the national organization says they violated protocol.
Lebanese Texans have raised nearly $200,000 since the disaster, which shares similarities with two Texas explosions also caused by ammonium nitrate.
Almost 2 million Texas children don’t have access to a computer or internet at home, according to a TEA report.
After a riot at a prison in Dilley, corrections department employees confirm that many imprisoned across the state are able to “pop out" of their cells.
A year after the Legislature legalized farming the cannabis variant, big dreams for the new crop are withering.
Six months ago, Nuro was still making a name for itself. Now, thousands of Houstonians rely on the autonomous delivery service to help them avoid getting the coronavirus.
UT-Austin hit students with a request that at any other time would have seemed ridiculous: before classes start, would they please spend 14 days in self-quarantine?
Pressed by Texas Monthly, the department confirmed that Nicholas Gebhart was the officer who fired a beanbag round at the 16-year-old, leaving him with brain damage.
Travis County offered the electric car giant a package of tax incentives worth about $1,200 a year for each of the five thousand jobs it promises to create at its new factory.
The musicians in Midland, a popular country band, have entered the conversation about gentrification in the worst possible way.
It's not just the pandemic. Texas's beloved grocery chain has been developing its disaster response for more than a decade.
Behind the scenes, two staffers with the same first name keep Texas Monthly running smoothly.
Reader letters published in our August issue.
Camp Pine Cove adopted a number of safety precautions to prevent the coronavirus’s spread. It still came.
As Texas schools look to reopen this fall, I am unsure how to keep myself and the children I look after safe.
Activists say the city can’t yet claim that “Black Austin Matters,” given its record, and that’s why they painted the street installation.
Locals are hopeful that change can come to the Northeast Texas town that invented the spectacle lynching.
The message arrives at a time when anxious Houston teachers are deciding whether to return to classrooms as COVID-19 surges.
The discovery of a convict graveyard in 2018 vindicated decades of research and activism Fort Bend County had ignored.
Dalila Reynoso, who started a friendship with Sheriff Larry Smith at Whataburger, now monitors local jails to keep him accountable.
To trace the disease’s spread, the Dallas County medical examiner has set out to screen all of those who end up in his morgue.
As public health experts warn that ICUs in the city might soon be overwhelmed with coronavirus patients, shops and restaurants remain packed.
With Donald Trump’s approval rating dropping among his formerly reliable white evangelical base, the administration dispatched the vice president to Robert Jeffress’s First Baptist Church.
The recent uprisings have confirmed for me that platitudes aren’t enough.
The majority of apprehensions during the first week of demonstrations over police violence were for curfew violations, obstructing roadways, and other low-level offenses.
Senior editor John Spong is the brains behind our special thirteenth issue of Texas Monthly devoted to the life and music of Willie Nelson. The issue publishes in August.
Reader letters published in our July issue.
After the pandemic, will Texas's wide open cityscapes lure big business?
Greisa Martinez Rosas tells Texas Monthly about her feelings on the decision, and the future of the immigrant rights movement.
A social media “rant” from a deputy constable led to a flurry of comments about ramming demonstrators, but the action went on without incident.
From bringing down the “Duke of Duval” to becoming the first FBI director to be fired, Sessions was a lawman to his core.
The longtime leader of his family’s engineering and construction firm, Zachry leaves a legacy of volunteer work and philanthropy.
UT epidemiologist Lauren Ancel Meyers spent her career planning for infectious disease outbreaks. She has had to rapidly adapt to the very different challenges posed by the novel coronavirus.
Demonstrations and vigils took place all over the state—from major cities to small towns.
Taye Johnson has been demonstrating outside Austin police headquarters with a message informed by his own service.
On Saturday, a diverse crowd of 150 showed up in Vidor, once known as a Klan stronghold, to turn their backs on the town's past.
Hours after the Austin City Council held an emergency meeting on police use of force, demonstrators gathered near APD headquarters.