Over the past decade, cities across Texas have risen to the forefront of the national craft coffee, cocktail, beer, and culinary trends. With locally-owned coffee shops, brunch spots, restaurants and cocktail lounges galore, Corpus Christi is no exception.
People flock to Corpus Christi’s plentiful beaches and bays to enjoy fresh seafood and fun in the sun. But other protected habitats like coastal prairies and saltwater lagoons also make Corpus Christi a prime destination for birding, hiking, and photography.
Full of rich history, museums, marinas, and incredible harbor views, Corpus Christi is more than a beach destination. There’s always something to see or do in the largest city on the Texas coast and the sixth-largest port in the nation, so grab your camera and get walking.
Whether catching winds at Bird Island Basin, riding a wave off the Bob Hall Pier, or launching your kayak in the Laguna Madre for a tranquil afternoon, Corpus Christi offers plenty of activities that will make you forget to check your phone.
In episode 3 of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, our hosts discuss community and homelessness, strangers honoring a Vietnam veteran, and the courage it takes to be the youngest producer in Hollywood.
Texas Independence Day is right around the corner, so what better way to celebrate than to test your Texan-ness? Questions range from pop culture to geography to history, but are all centered around one thing- Texas.
If there is good out there, Owen, Andrew, and Arely will find it. In Episode 2 of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, our hosts tidy up closets, cheer on a mission to Disney for career development, and take notice of the seeds that Lady Bird Johnson knowingly planted long
In a three-part series, the Texas Monthly Studio will present the leaders in their respective fields from Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. Meet the faces of Austin—industry pioneers from cosmetic surgery to pediatric care, first featured in our February 2019 issue.The Face of Personalized Cosmetic SurgeryJennifer L. Walden,
If you or someone you know is considering laser hair removal, here are some things you should know about the process and the subsequent results.
Psychologists Art Markman and Bob Duke, hosts of the Two Guys on Your Head podcast, give advice on what to do when you reach a crossroads in your career.
Discover the power of CoolScuplting. Learn what it is, how it works, if it’s right for you, and if so, where to get it!
The Texas Optimism Project and Frost Bank are proud to introduce the Good Newscast, a podcast about good news in the world.
The Texas Optimism Project has searched far and wide for extraordinary Texans, but sometimes the most inspiring people are right in your own backyard, er, office. The Texas Monthly staff answered questions about the little ways they stay motivated and positive. This video is part of the
The Texas Optimism Project paid a visit to the River Walk in San Antonio and asked folks how they stay optimistic. Here’s what they had to say. This video is part of the Texas Optimism Project, a sponsored partnership between Texas Monthly and Frost Bank’s Opt for Optimism initiative.
Connect to a world of innovation, technology, and comfort. AT&T Hotel and Conference Center is designed to bring minds and ideas together in a versatile, collaborative setting.
A look back at the 2018 ProRodeo season serves as a crystal ball, of sorts, for the new year.The world champions were crowned less than a month ago, with three Texans earning those prestigious Montana Silversmiths gold buckles—all-around titlist Trevor Brazile earned his 24th world title; tie-down roper Caleb Smidt
Lights All Night (LAN) celebrated its ninth annual event with a return to Dallas Market Hall in Dallas, Texas on Friday and Saturday, December 28 and 29 of New Year’s Eve weekend. LAN played host to over 30,000 total attendees across two days with a weekend full of
Everyday is perfect when you’re in Telluride. We’ve carved out a 5-day itinerary that takes you through the hot spots at one of the best ski resorts in the world.
Optimism isn’t just a state of mind, it’s a practice. But seizing an opportunity to improve things can rarely be done alone. Texans work together every day to help their neighbors, respond to disaster, and build brighter futures. We’ve spotlighted six Texans creating optimism in their communities—with the help of
Higher education is more important than ever for Texas to remain competitive in today’s global economy. Community colleges fill a pivotal role helping ensure Texans have broad access to postsecondary education and that the state has a trained workforce in place to meet the demand.
Meet the people who are leading the way for Texas and beyond.
Escape frigid temperatures and shoveling snow for a tropical destination filled with warmth and leisure on the Texas Gulf Coast, South Padre Island, Texas’ best beach.
When did the story of Texas begin? Becoming Texas: Our Story Begins Here, opening December 10 at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, is a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind journey through more than 16,000 years of Texas history using the most contemporary research on our past. Learn more about this groundbreaking exhibition.
Things changed for the better in 2002, after the Texas legislature opened the state’s electricity market to competition in most regions of Texas. Since then, competitive market pressures continue to drive retail electricity providers to focus on improving their customer services, customer insight tools, and innovative new products and solutions
Celebrate the richness and history of West Texas with Desert Door sotol. Every bottle contains a unique story and a wild Texas spirit.
Waves crashing, toes in the sand, a gentle sea breeze–not your typical fall description. Escape the cooler temperatures and experience fall on South Padre Island.
During this special season of giving thanks, we’ve scoured up this almost-too-beautiful-to-eat Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding and Whiskey Sauce that was customized for you by our friends at Mystic Dessert Bar.
Corporate-sponsored community involvement is becoming more popular, and one of the most active Texas-based companies in terms of giving-back-to-make-a-difference is Direct Energy. Read more about Direct Energy and other corporations giving back, and watch the video of the opening of the new Direct Energy Patient Floor and Cardiac Patient Care
A list of Texas shops that give back to the communities they serve and the people who make their products, curated by the Texas Optimism Project.
In South Texas, if a hunter wounds a deer, there is only one person to call: Roy Hindes. Watch as Texas Monthly and Porsche take a trip to South Texas to meet Hindes, his hunting dogs, and hear his unforgettable stories.
As a star wide receiver at the University of Texas, Jordan Shipley’s obsessive approach to the craft won him recognition as an All American athlete. After four years in the NFL, Shipley brings that focus to bow hunting, most recently on the Outdoor Channel show “Bucks of Tecomate,” where he
Thank you to all who voted. Our winner is…LYNNETTEThe Texas Optimism Project spotlights extraordinary Texans who embody resilience. Recently we asked readers: What is your advice on optimism? We received many great responses, but a few caught our eye. Out of the three featured in our poll, you voted for
Food and drink are Louisiana’s equivalence to heart and soul. Discover some of the best local culinary treats and traditions on your next trip to Lake Charles.
Last summer was hot, but Texans stayed cool. Read how the Texas Energy Grid was managed and maintained during these sweltering heatwaves.
Lone Star Brewing Co. is proud to support the Texas outdoors each and every year with the limited-edition Lone Star CAMO cans line-up during the fall. This fall, customers can enjoy Lone Star and Lone Star Texas Light in a limited-edition camouflage pattern and TTHA co-branded packaging.
It takes a certain spirit to handle the rugged terrain of West Texas. It’s a virtual desert with just enough vegetation to make a decent place to raise livestock.That’s why Marvin McKinley Fisher Sr. moved from Arkansas to Andrews more than a century ago. He passed it along to his
What is The Texas Optimism Project?The Texas Optimism Project is a sponsored initiative between Texas Monthly and Frost Bank. The project aims to inspire optimism through stories of extraordinary Texans. Are you an optimist? Learn more and take the quiz HERE.Now we want to hear from YOU!Seriously! How do
Shake up game day with these signature Texas tailgate cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka. These drinks will raise your game and show your team pride across the Lone Star State.
Alpine’s where you begin, but you’re not going to want your far West Texas vacation to end.
If a picture’s worth a thousand words, a trip to Alpine is priceless. Go see this picture-perfect destination for yourself.
When Bogner Stubbs found the love of his life, he didn’t waste any time in letting her know it. “I asked her to marry me on the first date,” Bogner says about late wife Willidean. The couple was married for 62 fun-filled years. Read more about Bogner on “Living the
Hector Garza didn’t go to college. “It was all street knowledge,” Garza says about how he built his successful career in marketing and sales at Anheuser-Busch. His story is part of our “Living the Bold Life” series with Whataburger from Texas Monthly.
Herb and Carolyn Gray have a philosophical take on their 65 years together. “Our paths through life have been as good as you can get,” Herb says. Read their story on “Living the Bold Life”, a new series with Texas Monthly and Whataburger.
Retired educator Dorris McCoy works out at a San Antonio YMCA almost every day. Nearly 90, she is currently training to walk her third 5K. Read her story on our “Living the Bold Life” series with Whataburger.
Adana and Don met during grief counseling in 2006, after both of their spouses passed away. “I called him back, and I was relieved to get the answering machine,” says Adana, who had the first date nerves at 73 years old. Now, after 11 years of marriage, they always kiss
"They taught me how to walk, how to look right. I loved it. I got a chance to go everywhere and see all those pretty clothes." From meeting Bonnie and Clyde to strutting down runways, read Thelma Holland's story on "Living the Bold Life", a new series with Texas Monthly
When Arnold Moede turned 88, he set his driver’s license on fire. "I wanted to protest getting old," Moede says. He doesn't drive anymore, but he gets around just fine. His story is part of "Living the Bold Life," a new series with Texas Monthly and Whataburger.
Do yourself a favor and escape to the dark skies and cool nights of Alpine, Texas. You won’t regret it.
When you visit Alpine, pack your boots and head downtown for days full of shopping and evenings filled with strumming guitars and crooning voices. There’s no better way to beat the heat than in the cool mountains.
Discover why Grapevine is home to exciting family fun all year long. From special events to exciting attractions, Grapevine is your go-to Texas destination.