Forty years after its publication, Horseman, Pass By is still one of Larry McMurtry's finest novelsand as groundbreaking as J. D. Salinger's masterpiece.
Increasingly so. Surprise, surprise.
How Texas can become the world’s clean energy leader.
When the doctor told me my third child had Down’s Syndrome, I knew that my life had changed forever.
For a laid-back coastal paradise that's reminiscent of the Greek Islands in the seventies, pack a bathing suit and head to Montezuma, Costa Rica. But be forewarned: Half of the adventure is getting there.
Wring your hands, cut your wrists, do anything, but just listen to how Kinky can sing.
Should a monument featuring the Ten Commandments be allowed to remain on the grounds of the Texas Capitol? A homeless former defense lawyer says no.
Today my grandfather is buried in a family plot in Laredo. But to understand who he was and what his family was like, you have to know the story of his first burial, seventy miles away and nearly twenty years earlier.
The Texanist dishes up a heaping helping of fine advice.
A fond look back at Temple, a.k.a. Ratsville and/or Tanglefoot, that fair burg wherein your dedicated advice columnist learned the location of the thin line between right and wrong.
Vegetarian offspring, a barroom dispute, maintaining the “Texas identity,” and whether anything can be done to cure a marriage-threatening case of snoring.
The trouble with black beans, an unnatural attachment to Texas license plates, the perils of striking up a conversation in the restroom, and the discomfort of two men riding together on the same Harley.
Is it legal to be buried on my own property? Illustration by Jack Unruh Q: My wife and I are working toward finally buying some property in Washington County to retire on and have a place for the kids and grandkids to come and enjoy…
Dance hall guilt, faded accents, SUVs with “Truck” plates, and the ancient initiation ceremony at which a young Texan male is presented with his first firearm.
As Sandra Scofield, Shelby Hearon, and Janet Peery are proving, you don’t have to live in Texas to be a Texas writer.
How Lamar Hunt and Clint Murchison Jr. cooked up the first Super Bowl.
One year ago tejano star Emilio Navaira was nearly killed in a tour bus accident outside Houston. What are we still learning about the experimental medical procedure that may have saved his life?
I was raised by one, I married one, and I raised one myselfand I wouldn't be who I am without them.
You can take the six-time Oscar nominee out of the small town . . .
The most formidable candidate in the race for Houston’s next mayor may be the outgoing chief himself.
Why would a mere mortal want to step into the outsized shoes of UTEP's Don Haskins, the only Texas college basketball coach ever to win a national championship? To win another NCAA titleand Billy Gillispie thinks he can.
State representative Allen Fletcher is the chairman of a House subcommittee on white-collar crime. So how did his very own company get tangled up in a white-collar-crime investigation?
Fort Worth clergyman Jack Iker’s battle with the Episcopal Church has become an all-out war. And the stakes couldn’t be higher.
After a sudden pang of conscience, former Bryan Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson became a pro-life activist and a star on the conservative talk show circuit. But is she telling the truth?
He’s a little bit country, rock and roll, and everything in between. That’s why Doug Sahm is still going strong.
Does anyone outside of Texas care about Texas history? H. W. Brands hopes so, and he's not the only one.
A case for the parks.
It took me half my life to figure out that most of what I thought I knew about J. Frank Dobie was wrong.
Once upon a time, Molly Ivins was just a kid from River Oaks with an internship at the Houston Chronicle. Her time there set her on the path to becoming the most famous firebrand in Texas.
The case for legalizing marijuana (and no, I haven’t been smoking something).
The rap on Corpus Christi is that there’s no there there—but a case can be made that it’s a great weekend destination.
If you’re heading to New Orleans and you’ve got five days to spare, don’t fly or drive. Take a trip fit for a king—aboard the Delta Queen .
A year has passed since Hurricane Ike slammed into Galveston, but my hometown is still reeling from a storm without end.
Explaining the enduring appeal of Jell-O can be as challenging as, well, nailing it to a tree.
It took two decades of shows at honky-tonks filled with frat-boy fans and Aggie admirers, but singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen has his first major-label record deal.
Blackie Sherrod probably hates the word "retired," but that's what he is nowand newspaper readers across Texas are the poorer for it.
Sure, sure, the newspaper business is dying, and this is bad for freedom, accountability, and democracy itself. But worst of all is what’s happened to sportswriting.
Fake IDs and real issues.
Why the closing of a footbridge to Mexico is bad for Candelaria.
My grandsons aren’t Texans … yet.
What is ex–football star Bill Glass’s plan for reforming hardened prison inmates? God is in the details.
Developing my twisted sense of humor was a family affair.
From bullet bras to panties emblazoned with the Lone Star flag, a brief history of women’s underwear in Texas.