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January 20, 2013

Join Texas Monthly at the Texas Book Festival

TEXAS MONTHLY is proud to be a sponsor of the Texas Book Festival, which is held in Austin on October 16 and 17. For a complete listing of events, check out the official schedule. To see which sessions TEXAS MONTHLY editors and writers are participating in, see the schedule

Travel & Outdoors |
January 20, 2013

Talk Rodeo

From the cowgirls racing around barrels to the cowboys hanging on for their lives atop bucking bulls, there’s nothing quite as exciting as watching the rodeo at the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Happy Trails |
January 20, 2013

Happy Trails

On a recent trip to Waco, I discovered that this Central Texas town isn't anything like I thought it would be. It was better.

Web Exclusive |
January 20, 2013

Good Friday Night

John Spong talks about unearthing the history of TV’s portrayal of Texas through the ages and how Friday Night Lights changed it all.

Web Exclusive |
January 20, 2013

Lesson Learned

William Martin talks about how charter schools could fundamentally change the Texas education system.

Health |
January 20, 2013

Get on Board

Michael Hall talks about researching acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), walking the halls of Texas Children’s Hospital, and interviewing the parents of a remarkable skater kid who died.

Sports |
January 20, 2013

The Case for Keenum

The University of Houston quarterback leads the nation in passing attempts, completions, and yardage, and he’s tied for the NCAA lead with 38 touchdown passes. But does he have what it takes to win the Heisman?

Sports |
January 20, 2013

Purple Haze

The hip-hop inspired “purple drank” may have claimed its latest victim—former A&M defensive tackle Johnny Jolly of the Green Bay Packers—who faces prison time for possession of at least 200 grams of codeine, a key ingredient.

Food & Drink |
January 20, 2013

Acido

Because we are so close to Mexico, we share the south of the border habit of eating fruit sprinkled with salt and lime juice. Similar to the traditional pairing with beer or tequila, some say salt and lime juice improve your chances of staying hydrated in our intense heat. Most

Recipes |
January 20, 2013

Chicken and Dumplings

Recipe from Cafe 290, Hwy 290 East, Manor.Chicken Stock1 gallon of water 2 whole chickens 1 1/2 cubes of chicken bouillon 1/2 bunch of chopped celery 1/4 pound of butterStart with a gallon of water in a large pot. Place two whole chickens and one and a half cubes of

Food & Drink |
January 20, 2013

On the Menu: Cafe 290

A few years ago, rumors flew that four distinguished chefs from around the globe had converged at Cafe 290 in Manor, Texas, transforming a smoky pseudo-truck stop into a world-class restaurant. While this isn’t exactly true, owners Robert Guillory and Liz Lynch have done time in the kitchens of

Web Exclusive |
January 20, 2013

Higher Learning

The Polaris Academy in Houston, a KIPP school, has made significant academic gains in its first two years.

The Culture |
January 20, 2013

The Craftsman

Gary Cartwright talks about writing profiles; interviewing his longtime friend John Graves, who penned Goodbye to a River fifty years ago; and concentrating on the present.

Politics & Policy |
January 20, 2013

The Client

Mimi Swartz talks about researching stories, asking the right questions, and writing about former attorney general Alberto Gonzales, who may have put his loyalty to the president before his duty to the American people.

Business |
January 20, 2013

An A for Bea

Skip Hollandsworth talks about finding story ideas, getting people to open up, and interviewing Bea Salazar, who started an after-school program that helped hundreds of low-income Hispanic immigrant kids succeed.

Health |
January 20, 2013

Loving Leah

Thousands of children in Iraq have been diagnosed with congenital heart disease. Too few of them receive the surgery they so desperately need.

Web Exclusive |
January 20, 2013

Old Testament

I had never thought about my identity as both a Jew and a Texan until my grandparents told me their stories about growing up in South Dallas in the forties.

Recipe |
January 20, 2013

Orange-Glazed Muffins

Muffins4 eggs 11/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup olive oil zest of 3 oranges 11/2 cups sour cream 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 pound cake flour (about 37/8 cups unsifted cake flour; you may substitute 31/2 cups all-purpose flour, but the texture of the

Recipe |
January 20, 2013

Fruit-and-Nut Granola

Fruit-and-Nut Granola12 ounces plain granola of your choice (about 3 cups) 3 ounces pistachios (about 1/2 cup), roughly chopped 3 ounces slivered almonds (about 1 cup) 1/2 ounce dried apples, diced (about 1/8 cup) 1/2 ounce dried apricots, diced (about 1/8 cup) 1/2 ounce dried papaya, diced (about 1/8 cup)