Returning to my devastated hometown, I found my friends and family putting on a brave face in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Texas football made the former ’Friday Night Lights’ actor a heartthrob. Will a Texas tragedy make him a bona fide star in 'Waco'?
Outsiders remain fascinated with unraveling the secrets of this place. But locals can explain, one story at a time.
A Houston metal act that was supposed to be the next Guns n’ Roses—and got squashed by Nirvana instead—is hoping that a quarter of a century later it’ll finally get its big break.
Now it’s Woody Harrelson’s turn to play our thirty-sixth president on-screen. Why can’t we get enough of a man once regarded as utterly devoid of glamour?
In 1926 Etta Randall, a young black woman from deep East Texas, set off for a lawless boomtown in the Panhandle, where she found unexpected success not in the oil fields but in an old concrete pit.
For these young boxers in West Texas, learning to fight means more than throwing a punch.
How a wisecracking 95-year-old chemist plans to reenergize the future.
We lost a lot. But there are some things we’ll never lose. Texas will be okay.
How the more or less true story of two Texas outlaws revolutionized Hollywood.
Two books from Texas authors chronicle the investigation of a Zeta commander who laundered millions of dollars in drug profits through the intense world of American quarter-horse racing.
How five Aggies turned their love of trick shots into one of the biggest video franchises of the digital era.
"When I returned to Port Aransas during my last year of medical school, I began to look at my hometown through an entirely different lens."
Pronghorn were almost perfectly fitted to the West Texas landscape. And then people started building fences.
Getting to the bottom of the baffling backstory of Lubbock’s legendary lemony libation—one refreshing sip at a time.
An Austin church remakes Catholicism without the Pope, celibate priests, or most of the other rules.
On her debut album, an electrifying young singer from Dallas draws on the past, but refuses to be its prisoner.
The butt was tender and yielding. Or was it? Confessions of a veteran fact checker.
As they lose sway among Texas Republicans, big businesses should try something radical: an alliance with Democrats.
Me and my skimboarding guru.
The future of Austin’s Lions Municipal Golf Course lies in its historic past.
How did a small Houston oil company with grand ambitions get caught up in the biggest Ponzi scheme since Bernie Madoff?
Come and celebrate It.
Public school parents with special-ed kids often find themselves squaring off against school districts and the taxpayer-funded lawyers who protect them.
Spoon is my favorite band. Spoon has a new album out. It is my favorite Spoon album. That is all.
Memories of the future at a long-gone Dallas hamburger joint.
In West Texas, we've learned to live with our slithery neighbors. Not that we have a choice.
An ode to the fire pit.
in a state known for austerity, how can Texas's largest cities be nearly broke?
Sure, I’d polished my résumé, made the right grades, and kept up with current events. But did I deserve one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world if I wanted it for all the wrong reasons?
At his peak, Emilio Navaira was known as the King of Tejano and the Garth Brooks of Texas. Now, months after his death, two of his children are following in his footsteps with a little help from Sting.
With Rex Tillerson and Rick Perry on his team, Donald Trump is all set to revive the fortunes of the Texas energy sector.
The skies of West Texas are so grand that it’s easy to forget how much is going on under our feet.
Gambling on a ride aboard the Aransas Queen.
Decades later, Abraham Zapruder’s infamous film still holds a strange power over us.
As a new legislative session begins, can lawmakers come together to help the abused and neglected kids in foster care?
It’s time someone had the courage to ask the most controversial question in the state: To bean or not to bean?
How Yeti turned the lowly cooler into a hot commodity—and a white-hot IPO.
Robert Pruitt’s art vividly portrays the lives and dreams of the people who have long called Houston’s rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods home.
After Trump’s stunning win, Texas’s Republican leaders still face a critical choice.
Forty years ago I built forts on Bird Creek, raced at the roller rink, and watched my dad run for mayor of Temple.
Despite the governor’s rhetoric, welcoming refugees is the Texas thing to do.
The acclaimed opera singer Jay Hunter Morris has traveled the globe, performing Wagner, Puccini, and Bizet. And yet he still feels like a hick from Paris, Texas.
When the chute opens and the steer charges, there’s no place Jimmy Steve Martinez would rather be than on his horse, with a rope in his hand.
Four years after his indictment, one of the only people prosecuted for the Deepwater Horizon explosion tells his side of the story.
With protectionism sweeping the nation, let’s recall why NAFTA has been so good for Texas.
Why tailgating with my family and friends (and a million other fans) is my favorite part of college football.
Can the Texas Contemporary Art Fair turn Houston into a capital of Latin American art?
On Day Breaks, the Grammy Award–winning singer returns to her roots at the piano. Just don’t call it a back-to-basics album.
Welcome to Camp Honey Creek for girls, where the years tick by but time stands still.