How Comcast SportsNet Houston could doom the Astros. A cautionary tale.
As a teenager I thought a quick paint job would help my family blend in to our white suburban neighborhood. Now I'm glad it wasn't that simple.
Our estimable advice columnist on euphemisms involving the word "hay," A&M's unaptly named yearbook, and meat preparation preferences.
Our estimable advice columnist on equestrian liability, Texan genealogy, and Furr’s Fresh Buffet vs. Luby’s Cafeteria.
Campaigns get complicated when politics and gender collide. Just ask Wendy Davis.
How Houston mayor Annise Parker’s nasty battle with the firefighters’ pension fund could affect the fate of Texas’s largest city.
The lonely, calloused, plaster-caked ballad of the do-it-yourself renovator.
A rare relic of slavery in Texas—and one woman’s freedom.
Searching for signs of greatness in the tepid rom-coms of this year’s best actor.
Our estimable advice columnist on how to talk to kids about edible pets, whether Plano is pretentious, what constitutes a “major” city, and more.
The arguments against teaching evolution in schools have largely failed. Have they finally come to an end?
Former state demographer Steve H. Murdock is back, with a book that should be required reading for all 26,060,796 of us.
Growing up at Charro Days.
Was deregulating the Texas electricity markets a colossal mistake?
How the debate over abortion has come to define our politics like no other issue.
Our estimable advice columnist on the best way to endure the cedar allergy season, the safety of mutton busting, how to impress your valentine this month, and more.
The Legislature was looking in the wrong place when it tried to solve the state’s water crisis.
Robert Ellis is the next big thing. Trust me.
Nearly everything about moviegoing has changed since I first fell in love with the big screen as a kid. But my ardor remains.
The competition between Google and AT&T to bring ultra-high-speed Internet to Austin is not exactly what it seems.
The story behind an unusual trophy of the Texas Revolution.
How the Eli Young Band cracked the code of the country music business and became one of Texas’s most successful exports.
Our estimable advice columnist on when teenagers should be allowed to go on unchaperoned coed camping trips, whether Coloradans hate Texans, and more.
The lessons of a family heirloom.
Over the past few years, J. C. Penney, the venerable department store and the largest retailer based in Texas, has very nearly collapsed. What happened?
Houston put a man on the moon and performed the first artificial heart transplant. So why can’t it save the Eighth Wonder of the World?
Readers respond to the November issue.
Were it not for the fact that it looked a little weird on the cover, I would’ve insisted that we call this a food issue, not the food issue. Magazines are always putting out what they call “the Food Issue,” and this is precisely what we set out to do six…
How eating cornbread and beans taught me who I was—and who we are as Texans.
Readers respond to the October issue.
In November 1973, Texas Monthly, which was still in its first year of existence, marked the tenth anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy with a profile of Lee Harvey Oswald’s mother, Marguerite; the cover, however, went to Tom Landry. Two years later, in November 1975, the…
How do a husband and wife resolve backyard barbecuing duties? Illustration by Jack Unruh Q: My wife has recently taken a keen interest in my backyard barbecuing duties. In fact, last weekend she asked me if I wanted her to start cooking the beans from…
Oil money’s nice, but actually funding our infrastructure needs is even better.
Readers respond to the September issue.
Money and politics. There’s a reason this issue features a report on wealth in Texas alongside a pair of stories that look ahead to the 2014 elections. Despite the occasional quixotic effort to remove the former from the latter, the two are deeply intertwined. Only in very rare instances does…
Texas is one of the country’s most philanthropic states. Is that because we’re also one of the most fiscally conservative?
Readers respond to the August issue.
Johnny Manziel is not the issue. It’s finally time to occupy the NCAA.
Readers respond to the July issue.
Politics can usually be described along the same lines as that old cliché about the weather: if you don’t like it, just wait five minutes and it’ll change. The will of the electorate is fickle, as constant in its attachment to any particular politician as to any particular variety of breakfast…
Rick Perry’s legacy will rise and fall on the “Texas miracle.” Is it real? If so, should he get the credit?
Readers respond to the June issue.
Every year on the Fourth of July, the Austin neighborhood where I live has a fairly extensive parade. It’s about as all-American a scene as you can imagine: flags, classic cars, little kids riding on their parents’ shoulders, the smoky scent of backyard barbecues. Usually there’s at least one person dressed…
After more than a decade of combat, Texas soldiers are finally coming back for good. But the real journey home still lies ahead.
Readers respond to the May issue.