Stuck at home? Run out of shows to binge-watch? We have a few suggestions.
The best-selling debut author remembers the Permian Basin home she fled as soon as she could.
‘Cult of Glory' upends decades of mythmaking.
Decades of reading about the apocalypse led to the creation of his own series of pandemic novels. Lately, he's been wishing real life didn’t track fiction so closely.
The Texas native's new memoir offers plenty to listen to.
But for heaven’s sake, the best-selling author, unapologetic cusser, and fifth-generation Texan would rather not be called that.
First came the sound of someone running hard on the breezeway outside, then a banging on the apartment door. Irene Vera opened it to see her neighbor, twenty-year-old Rosa Jimenez, holding a little boy who lay limp in her arms. “Help me! Help me!” Jimenez cried hysterically in Spanish. The…
Images from across the state capture our eerily historic moment.
The Redfish Wars changed Texas fishing. A fight over flounder could be next.
Texas offers some of the most-diverse fishing in the country—from stalking monster sharks on Padre Island to fly-fishing from a kayak on the remote Pecos River. And for three months, I got to try it all.
Here are four essential items to get off dry land and into a kayak.
For all his success, Combs obsesses over the ones that got away—especially on the biggest stages.
And they've been dangerously slow to respond to the coronavirus.
My up and down encounters with the brilliant, beloved, and very grouchy western novelist.
Katherine Anne Porter’s ‘Pale Horse, Pale Rider’ tells the tale of a pandemic she barely survived.
In 1978, an eighth grader killed his teacher. After 20 months in a psychiatric facility, he was freed. His classmates still wonder: What really happened?
Who invented San Antonio’s signature Tex-Mex dish? And why hasn’t it blown up (sorry) around the world?
Texas musical luminaries reveal the family histories, powerful influences, and big breaks that made them the artists they are today.
The Suffers’ front woman, Kam Franklin, on quitting her job to do music full time.
The bandleader and composer Carrie Rodriguez, who grew up in Austin, changed her course after reconnecting with Texas music.
Charley Crockett grew up watching Freddy Fender perform. He tells us how his life in music took a similar path.
But for decades the town where it was created had no idea.
Shawn Colvin on her early days in Texas, and thinking ahead to her final days.
Austin singer-songwriter Walker Lukens often writes songs based on readers’ confessions. This is what he’d own up to.
The Corpus Christi DJ, producer, and nu cumbia pioneer El Dusty talks about the music that shaped his trajectory.
Hip-hop mainstay Lil Keke tells the story of how he earned his musical chops driving around Houston.
He was a notorious deal maker known for bringing priceless pieces of Texas history back to the state. He was also a suspected forger and arsonist. Thirty years ago, he was found dead in the Colorado River near Austin, and to this day a question remains: Could John Holmes Jenkins have masterminded his own death?
Rhodes was an unproven 27-year-old chef when he launched Indigo, a tiny restaurant with a radical concept in a low-income Houston neighborhood. Now it's one of the hottest kitchens in the country.
Where to eat now: At many of the state’s best new restaurants, chefs have turned away from the fusion and eclecticism of recent years to focus on one cuisine (and do it really, really well).
How ranching and oil families have kept Albany flourishing.
The philanthropic financier who restored a West Texas outpost.
High finance in the High Plains.
The jewel of the Hill Country, my hometown, is lovelier than ever. I just wish more of the natives could afford to stick around and enjoy it. Scenes from a town transformed.
The incredible true story of two brothers raised on the hardscrabble country music of rural West Texas who dropped out, tuned in, found God, and helped launch the seventies soft-rock revolution.
What happens when a wealthy patron wears out his welcome?
Volunteers from across Texas, the U.S., and abroad have been making the trek to the border to help immigrants trapped in legal limbo.
Last year, countless Texans acted in ways that brought honor to our state—or just made us grin. Here's a look at a few dozen of them.
For breaking new ground in being bad at being bad, Texas Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen has earned one half of our annual booby prize!
For abandoning the state that had lifted him up from obscurity, Beto O’Rourke is the winner of one half of our annual booby prize!
Beto O'Rourke, Dennis Bonnen, and the Houston Astros make our annual dishonor roll, along with assorted lesser-known idiots and evildoers.
Brenda thought she and Ricky would be together forever, until he left her. Kendra thought she and Ricky would be together forever. Then Brenda took matters into her own hands. Inside the case of jealousy, spying, and murder that shook Uptown Dallas.
An open letter to a team that made us all proud—and then started whiffing.
The flute-playing, body-positive, take-no-prisoners breakout star transformed our ideas of what a pop icon looks and sounds like.
The cowboy boot is more than a sturdy piece of workwear. It’s more than a fashion statement, too. It’s a vital piece of Texas culture, as complicated, diverse, and ever-evolving as the makeup of our state.
Across the state, custom bootmaking legends and their successors are building on a handcrafted tradition with a dizzying array of styles.
Treatments for chronic Lyme disease are controversial and expensive. As a last resort, some patients are pursuing this unproven and painful alternative.
What we know today as the cowboy boot is a distinctive offshoot of styles favored by Genghis Khan, the Duke of Wellington, and myriad other horsemen throughout history.
The stories, the traditions, and the deeper meanings of the boots in their lives.
The master bootmakers at Little’s, in San Antonio, demonstrate what goes into a fine boot.
Many researchers believe in the potential of stem cells to treat a host of diseases. But for some patients, lack of oversight of the multibillion-dollar industry has had disastrous consequences.