Home prices in Houston and Dallas are “up more than at any time since the oil boom of the 1980s." And with every rise...
Sasha, born in July, can now be see romping around the Texas Wild! exhibit at the Fort Worth Zoo.
Machete Kills, the second installment of Robert Rodriguez's over-the-top action franchise set on the border, opens today. Thankfully, it's not a documentary.
OSHA fines the parent company of the West fertilizer plant and A&M sells sections of its field.
Lubbock, long a stronghold in the Bible Belt, is home to a new religious marketing campaign featuring a tattooed Jesus. The billboards picturing inked Jesus have irked some in the community (where churches outnumber tattoo parlors 25:1) and left others impressed with the message.
On Wednesday’s edition of Marketplace, Noel King reported on the recent “philanthropic urge” that has been striking certain people of means during the government shutdown. King points to Houston’s own John and Laura Arnold, who made headlines this week when they donated $10 million from their…
Rick Perry wants to make it rain, Texas executed another man, and Buc-ee's might be dethroned as the state's best bathroom spot.
Dallas high school teacher Cristy Nicole Deweese posed for Playboy when she was 18—and the photos were discovered over the weekend. But the number of people who've posed for racy pictures in an Instagrammed world means it's time to ask: how much longer will this be a big deal?
Deadspin's video of two street-fighting bros leads to some downright depressing commentary on the state of Houston.
Photo of the Day Astronaut Karen Nyberg took this mesmerizing photo from her vista window of the International Space Station, which makes it clear that Austin and San Antonio are not yet one statistical metropolitian area. Sorry, Elizabeth Ames Jones: San Antonio & Austin, Texas.
According to a Freedom of Information Act request by the Associated Press, Texas is down to its last eight vials of the lethal injection drug pentobarbital—and the Houston-area "compounding pharmacy" that made them wants them back. What happens when the state runs out?
Brooks County is now working to identify bodies of deceased illegal immigrants, the shutdown results in bad Internet hoaxes, and this week's Bum Steer nominee.
A segment on This American Life tells the story of the vigilante killer in the violent border city, a woman who called herself, Diana, the hunter of bus drivers.
What do a career day for Tony Romo and a career-crusher for Matt Schaub have in common? Twitter thinks they both suck.
Another battle was fought in Ted Cruz's war against the gummit, the state's pro-football teams melt down, and Dallas' Geo-Deck reopens.
Cuban Confidential Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank panelist Mark Cuban is back in court this week to defend himself against a federal insider-trading lawsuit that has spanned nearly a decade. The Securities and Exchange Commission claims Cuban “broke a promise of confidentiality and traded on private information that gave him an advantage…
Rob Ford, the Toronto mayor whose international reputation is mostly the result of a series of drug allegations, is in Austin right now.
Twelve years after a high school football injury left him paralyzed, San Marcos's Chris Canales and his father, Eddie, help out others in similar situations with their organization, Gridiron Heroes.
All You Can Eat Friday Fortune has bestowed upon us this celebration of National Taco Day. Praise be tacos! Here’s Texas Monthly‘s 2007 list of the best tacos in the state. And, for good measure, here’s another list of (some of) the best tacos in Texas.
Wendy Davis is making a mysterious announcement (that she's running for Governor) in Haltom City today. Keep up with the announcement right here.
Photos of the Day Like Christmas, Halloween seems to arrive earlier each year. Houston Chronicle just published a slideshow of the Most Haunted Properties in Texas. For a bigger fright, use Texas Monthly‘s 2009 list as a guide, though watch out for ghosts and police. Tweets…
With both Texas NFL teams sitting at .500, it's hard to say who's better—but only one team has fans burning jerseys in the parking lot after games right now.
Photos of the Day Oh, October! That time of year when the temperature begins to drop, leaves begin to fall, and Texas teens continue one of the state’s better traditions. Forget the haters who call it “weird.” Mums the word. Today in History The first military…
The practice of "patent trolls" filing suit in prestigious tech hubs like, er, Lufkin, Longview, and Marshall has been going on for years. After another victory and facing the prospect of a big loss, will the practice survive?
Our favorite recent items from the Lufkin Daily News' police blotter.
With DeLoss Dodds reportedly announcing his retirement Tuesday afternoon, it's time to speculate about the Longhorns job that's actually more important than head football coach.
Video of the Day Star Wars Kid, Grumpy Cat . . . Texas tuba players. The Lake Travis Cavalier Marching Band is now Internet famous! Thanks go entirely to a tubular wreck last week. The band’s received national press after a video of their tuba section’s halftime…
Greg Abbott, Wendy Davis, Ted Cruz, David Dewhurst, and more engaged in hour-long interview and Q&A sessions at this weekend's Texas Tribune Festival. Here's what they said.
Let's take a spoiler-free look at "Felina" and Marty Robbins' classic outlaw ballad.
Monday Goodness The Dallas Morning News has an idea about the Texas Constitution that folks on both the left and right can probably agree on: burn it. The editorial suggests a complete makeover for the “bloated” document that’s “a relic of a bitter, bygone era after the Civil…
With both USC and UT on the decline eight years after their BCS championship game, the firing of Trojans coach Lane Kiffin inspired lots of talk about Mack Brown and the Longhorns. And it also got tongues wagging in College Station.
The Love Belo Shareholders of Dallas-based TV broadcasting company Belo Corp. voted this week to approve the company’s sale to Gannett in a deal worth $1.5 billion. If the deal closes by the end of the year as expected, Gannett will be one of the nation’s largest TV-station owners,…
It was inevitable, and now it's official: The abortion law that passed during the special session is officially the subject of a lawsuit.
Photos of the Day Big. Texan. And better than Ever. Longread of the Day After fifty pigskin-less years, Houston Baptist University decided to finally start a football team. They had to build the program, literally, from the ground up: “HBU also didn’t have a football field, a football…
The iconic statue was unveiled yesterday at the State Fair. Here's why he was so fondly remembered.
Owner Mark Cuban personally curated the ten finalists from a selection of finalists—and it seems like Mark Cuban may have bad taste in jerseys.
Rubbernecking of the Day There was a trainwreck in Texas yesterday, and no, Miley Cyrus didn’t pay us a visit. Three freight trains collided near Amarillo, derailing some 30 cars and injurying four crew members. While wishing the workers a speedy recovery, you can also view this…
"Sleepless In Austin" Romeo Rose blew up the Internet with his personal ad. Before you respond, here are things you might want to consider.
Senator Cruz took to the floor of the Senate for 21 hours as he expressed his disapproval of Obamacare.
Photos of the Day UT’s Harry Ransom Center has acquired almost 200,000 prints from the Magnum Photo collection, which represent some of the most striking images taken in the last century. (And in late October, the center is holding a symposium on the collection.) Illustrations of the…
If you're a flailing sports franchise, giving people another excuse to make fun of you isn't hard—but alienating fans is probably a bad idea.
Senator John Cornyn has tried three times in seven years to pass a law outlawing the sale of "murderabilia," or memorabilia connected to famous criminals—will tying his latest attempt to the sale of a letter by Nidal Hasan help him finally get it through?
Video of the Day WhataBrawl! Unruly high school kids (yes, that’s redundant) captured footage of their epic food fight at Whataburger after the Saturday Night Lights went out on the football field. Daily Roundup Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! — Oh, Politico! Your wild antagonism is almost enduring. Yesterday, the…
Some choice details from Jason Zengerle's GQ profile of Texas's junior senator.
The ongoing saga of Nikki Araguz—the transgender widow of a deceased firefighter, who's still fighting a legal battle for survivor's benefits—had its most recent appeal hearing this month. Until it's resolved, there will be a lot more questions than answers.
According to the Guardian, masturbation can get you two years in Texas, but you can buy your way out of jail time through a policy intended to ease overcrowding. Is there anything about our criminal justice system they wouldn't believe?
Clip of the Day Maybe the Longhorns were a bit too excited about finally beating a team. Not only did they take out K-State, but they started attacking the help as well. UT may want to reconsider their new play, however. After beaning the Wildcat employee, QB David…
The Longhorns need to beat the Wildcats for the first time in five meetings, but the game's been overshadowed by more questions about Mack Brown's future.
A firearm. A wheelchair. And quite possibly, the next governor of Texas.
Friday Movie Day Once hipsters started shooting wild game, it was kinda inevitable that they’d start shooting highly saturated videos featuring ambient music and bearded men waxing philosophically. So here’s to Jesse Griffiths’ eight-minute video essay extolling the merits of hog hunting in Central Texas Hill…