No, he wasn’t from here. But that hasn’t stopped us from claiming him as one of our own.
The real-life adventures of Leland Snow, the Thomas Edison of agricultural aviation.
Our junior senator is rising in the polls, but what is his real message?
Five years later, Houston is still mourning the loss of Continental Airlines.
Our estimable advice columnist on the origins of Hunt’s boot fence and how miffed we should get about pecan pronunciation, desecrated chili pots, and overenthusiastic, football-lovin’ grandfathers.
A dank cabin and a loyal dog—and, eventually, a loving daughter—turned Texas into home.
What the story of Ahmed Mohamed and his clock tells us about our culture of hysteria.
The dishes, glassware, and silver that John F. Kennedy never got to use.
Our estimable advice columnist on finding love in the country, the (unquestioned!) merit of the State Fair, the fulfilling post-rodeo career of a bucking bull, and more.
Ten years after his last album, Clint Black has a new record—and the same old attitude.
The hopelessly devoted, surprisingly normal, not at all creepy cult of Fandango.
The scandal isn’t Ken Paxton’s alleged crimes. It’s that he was elected in the first place.
How the iconic burger chain’s attempt to build a bigger, better company alienated some of the people behind its success.
Our estimable advice columnist on how to handle nasty bugs, tobacco-pushing grandpas, and red lights in a one-stoplight town.
The story behind rodeo star Tad Lucas’s little red riding boots.
A taxonomy of West Texas waves.
As five new books make clear, our thirty-sixth president refuses to be consigned to the dustbin of history.
The hard truth behind police misconduct in Prairie View and McKinney.
How Shakey Graves made the leap from cult figure to major festival draw.
Stephen F. Austin was a Texas pioneer—of image management.
Our estimable advice columnist on ducking tornadoes, mom’s new boyfriend’s haircut, the politics of pro football, and the mysterious origins of the Texas sheet cake.
Pamela Colloff writes about the first prosecutor to be disbarred under a new law in Texas.
Texas is poised to become a major player in the olive industry.
After the deadly shoot-out in Waco, what do the Bandidos want? To be left alone.
For years, Kyle Lagow told his bosses at Countrywide Financial that the company was wreaking havoc on the housing market. But no one listened—until the entire economy came crashing down.
Among other things, Charles Goodnight basically invented the food truck. (He called it the chuck wagon.)
This year’s heavy rains have brought countless blessings to West Texas—and one very nasty weed.
Our estimable advice columnist on washed-up beaches, chicken-fried whoppers, the etymology of “hindcatcher,” and tryin’ to love an Elantra-drivin’ man.
Don’t invite a history buff to your "Texas Rising" viewing party.
Our estimable advice columnist on armadillo mortality, Dallas Cowboys etiquette, barbecue preferences, and a perfect Texas playlist.
Mimi Swartz cross-examines the Court of Criminal Appeals’ unprecedented sanctions against a death penalty lawyer.
When I was nine years old, I struggled to make a super 8 movie as my life unspooled around me.
How the Spindletop gusher turned one prospector into an arts patron with an unusual flair for self-recrimination.
A 181-year-old book reminds us that Texas was once much more German—and far more radical—than we realize.
Our estimable advice columnist on hat etiquette, delusions of ranchhood, reconnecting with your Texas roots, and staying loyal to your Wranglers.
How did Leon Bridges go from washing dishes to “winning” SXSW in just a few months?
Mimi Swartz wonders why, in this day and age, there are so few Hispanics serving on the boards of Texas nonprofits.
The sad and baffling tale of the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad business tax.
In Marfa, a big night out means one thing above all: the cumbia.
A century ago, no battleship could do without a twelve-gallon silver punchbowl with matching cups and ladle.
Paul Burka bids farewell to Texas Monthly—and wonders what happened to the Texas he once knew.
Roll over, Jake Owen, and tell Brett Eldredge the news: Maddie & Tae are fed up with Nashville’s “bro country” formula.
Returning to El Paso and finding that you can’t go home again. Or maybe you can.
A keepsake taken from a fallen warrior’s body 135 years ago hasn’t lost its power.
In an era of drought, tight finances, and a shrinking water park market, how does Schlitterbahn keep getting bigger?
Our estimable advice columnist on pathological liars, missing knives, the difference between a Texan and a New Yorker turned Floridian turned Montanan, and why tequila is not—hic!—a vegetable.
Mimi Swartz on what Houston’s fractious mayoral race says about the city.
The secret history of cotton, the crop that transformed the global economy—and kept Texans in poverty for generations.
Our estimable advice columnist on Texas brag, the limits of speed limits, the intoxicating appeal of his alma mater, and just who, exactly, was going to Luckenbach, Texas, with Waylon and Willie.
The competition at the Big Bend Livestock Show is fierce. But treat your animal right and you might get to be number four with a pullet.