Beto O’Rourke won’t be the next Texas senator. Here’s what happened in the final 36 hours.
On the eve of the election, Eric Benson examines the effects of early voting and the possibility of a number of Democratic victories come Tuesday.
In Episode 4, Eric Benson talks to Beto, to Democratic and Republican voters, and to pollsters about what needs to happen in these final days—and whether the polls are reflecting the reality on the ground.
In Episode 3, we travel to the Rio Grande Valley, where voter turnout is historically low.
The National Podcast of TexasSee All
On our latest podcast, a conversation with author Michael Lewis about the consequences of what he believes is a federal government awash in corruption, special interests, and glaring conflicts.
On our latest podcast, we talk to the host of 'Texas Monthly' and Pineapple Street Media’s 'Underdog: Beto vs. Cruz' about the Senate race’s home stretch and what it all might mean come Wednesday morning."
On our latest podcast, the former mayor of San Antonio and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development talks Beto, the Texas legislature, and how he'd run a campaign against Trump in 2020.
On our latest podcast, a conversation with the founder of Texas 2036, a non-partisan nonprofit designed to anticipate what Texas might have to do to thrive a full generation down the line.
Talk Like A TexanSee All
In our latest episode, we explore uniquely Texan sayings that make us happy as a clam in high tide.
In our latest podcast, we explore the sometimes messy but always rewarding collision of Spanish and English in the Lone Star State.
Is it Mammaw and Pappaw? Oma and Opa? Abuelo and abuela? Or something else entirely?
What do you call that little road next to the great big freeway?
Fire & SmokeSee All
Miguel Vidal of Valentina's Tex-Mex BBQ in Austin provides a preview of his dish at the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest, and we discuss how his San Antonio upbringing informs his current Tex-Mex BBQ menu.
At Rice University, there's a little less meat in the dining halls because the chefs have embraced plant-based meat substitutes, including their own version of vegan barbecue brisket.
Tired of used cars and small-town bureaucracy, James Jackson closed his food truck in the barbecue capital of Texas and went out of state.
Podcast: At Momma Jean’s BBQ in Lampasas, owner and pitmaster Johnny Walker carries on his family’s barbecue legacy.
Max Marshall, who wrote our October cover story, had never seen the show before proposing his piece. Follow along on his journey to being seduced by the trashiest, campiest show of the eighties.
In our podcast, the Houston lawyer argues that Texans should be embarrassed by Paxton's criminal indictment.
Podcast: Without Obama to demonize, Republicans went on defense; Democrats attacked the president.
Last weekend, border agents turned away legal asylum-seekers on the U.S.-Mexico border. In a 'Texas Monthly Reporter' podcast, reporter Robert Moore discusses this tactic and its effect on those being turned away.