When I needed a new home office, I thought I’d save money by hiring a draftsman. I got what I paid for—and more.
Can former frat-boy fave Jack Ingram finally find his place among the great Texas songwriters?
On the heels of tragedy, community policing in Dallas remains as valuable as ever.
Fifty years after the Tower shooting, the University of Texas is finally honoring the victims. What took so long?
Baseball, an old and idiosyncratic game, loses and old and idiosyncratic field.
Why do so few novelists write about Houston?
Our estimable advice columnist answers this burning question: What’s it like to be the Texanist?
In Marfa, there’s one place where everybody knows your name.
Robert Irwin’s long-awaited Marfa installation is a work like no other: a massive project that reflects the austere, light-filled beauty of West Texas.
Too many Texas schools are failing, yet our elected officials would rather discuss who’s using which toilet.
How Aubrey McClendon, “America’s most reckless billionaire,” left some Houston energy firms holding the tab.
Life along the Pedernales was everything one could hope for—until it wasn’t.
What Jack Unruh meant to me.
Can Walmart displace H-E-B as Texas’s grocer of choice?
How a computer-loving Texas Tech grad launched one of the fastest-growing megachurches in the country.
Discovering the joys of Friday Night Lights, ten years after everyone else.
Our estimable advice columnist on saying “I do” to a potbellied pig, bidding farewell to supper, giving your regards to Texas, and complaining about cold tortillas.
They are successful, visionary, and humble. If only we could say the same for our presidential candidates.
A day in the life of a mobile large-animal veterinarian.
Hayes Carll returns—minus all the boozing, stomping, and hollering.
Forget about Batman vs. Superman. Our advice columnist referees spring vs. fall, Strait vs. Wills, Oatmeal vs. Bacon, and restaurant vs. patron.
How Lubbock’s prairie dogs taught me the meaning of home.
Texas’s recent primary season offers a blueprint for how the Republican party could reform itself in the post-Trump era.
As a trauma chaplain, Sharon Risher has often seen the devastating power of gun violence. Last June she felt it herself.
For Houston police officer Joe Gamaldi, a sidearm is just part of the job—but it has saved his life.
On October 16, 1991, when Suzanna Hupp went to lunch with her parents at a Luby’s in Killeen, she had to leave her revolver in the car. That’s when the shooting started.
Khoa Le has hunting in his blood, and he’s built an online community to share with the world his passion for the chase.
After tragedy struck her family in 2013, Leslie Ervin began working to prevent someone suffering a mental health crisis from possessing firearms—someone like her son.
Five Texans on their relationships with guns.
Our estimable advice columnist on firearms, weekend getaways, and how to properly eat a tamal.
Mimi Swartz discovers the Texas she remembers in a small cafe in Cisco.
How the Houston R&B band the Suffers overcame the odds.
Pretty soon, Round Top won’t look much like Round Top anymore.
On nineteenth-century Texas’s primitive roads, riding on a stage line was hardly a glamorous affair.
Texas politics is starting to look a lot like national politics. And that’s not good for the state.
Our estimable advice columnist on putting a Tennessean in his place, adding Topo Chico to everything, learning to love a rusty jalopy, and naming Possum Kingdom Lake.
Houston greets its new mayor, Sylvester Turner, with a host of big-city problems.
Our estimable advice columnist on the pronunciation of “Fort Worth,” the pros and cons of spring break south of the border, the best way to deal with the brisket illiterate, and the Texan who mistook himself for a Floridian.
For a few months every year, life in West Texas is defined by the wind.
After decades under the radar, Margo Martindale has turned herself into that rarest of things: a famous character actor.
How a Koch brother and a Texas rancher got crosswise.
After my father abandoned us I had to grow up fast. And when the chance for payback came, I took it.
Though Quanah Parker and the way of life he represented is long gone, his headdress remains.
At Dallas’s Kessler Theater, Jeffrey Liles is drawing an audience the music industry often ignores.
Three academics plumb the rags-to-rags stories that have long been excluded from our state mythology.
Our advice columnist muses on the seeming futility of horse apples, the finer points of knives, the downside of going vegetarian, and whether it’s possible to love a Willie-hater.
Our governor should not be afraid of Syrian refugees.
Our advice columnist muses on the sanctity of a pickup’s bed, browses the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, and once again tries to determine who qualifies as a Texan.
A Christmas carousel built nearly a century and a half ago is a welcome reminder of Texas’s deep German heritage.
The only thing that’s smaller about six-man football is the field.