The State

Rattlesnake tiara
Meanwhile, in Texas

Apr 18, 2018 By Leif Reigstad

Miss Texas skinned a rattlesnake, and a Texas legislative candidate accepted some very bizarre campaign contributions.

Meanwhile, in Texas

Mar 21, 2018 By Leif Reigstad

An inmate gets caught sneaking back into prison, a stolen cowboy dummy is returned, and the last Texas Blockbuster Video store closes.

Meanwhile in Texas Chicken Funeral
Meanwhile, in Texas

Feb 21, 2018 By Leif Reigstad

An obituary for a chicken, a consequential Whataburger receipt, an overenthusiastic Red Raider, and a handful of other stories from around the state.

Paula Prentiss
Happy Birthday, Paula Prentiss

Feb 21, 2018 By Tom Carson

On a pilgrimage to Beverly Hills, a lifelong fan learns that his favorite actress is every bit as charming at eighty as she was half a century ago.

Panther Elizabeth Crook Review
Elizabeth Crook’s Gripping New Western

Feb 8, 2018 By Mary Helen Specht

It’s been almost thirty years since Larry McMurtry asked the barbed question, “Why are there still cows to be milked and chickens to be fed in every other Texas book that comes along?” Texas literature has since embraced other, more cosmopolitan concerns, and yet the western is still popular,…