Stories for All Y’all

Texas is big, diverse, and dynamic. Here, we’ve curated some of our best stories and invite you to dive into profiles, analysis, reviews, recommendations, and fascinating stories from all corners of the Lone Star State.

True Crime

Schlitterbahn

Schlitterbahn’s Tragic Slide

Jeff Henry often said that his goal in life was to make customers of his family’s legendary water parks happy—“to put a smile on their faces, to give them a thrill or two.” It was a beautiful vision. Until it went horribly wrong.

True Crime Houston The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys

It was the most shocking crime of its day, 27 boys from the same part of town kidnapped, tortured, and killed by an affable neighbor named Dean Corll. Forty years later, it remains one of the least understood—or talked about—chapters in Houston's history.

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Experience Texas Monthly stories through podcasts. Listen now to Tom Brown’s Body—a Texas Monthly true crime podcast downloaded over 6 million times.

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Tom Brown’s Body

In 2016 a popular teenager disappeared in the tiny Panhandle community of Canadian, Texas. Two years later, his remains were discovered beneath a tree outside of town. But to this day, no arrests have been made, and nearly everyone involved in the case has fallen under suspicion. Beginning September 29,

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In our Being Texan docuseries, get a taste of Texas Monthly video storytelling as we explore the dreams and realities of Texans from all walks of life.

In the first video of the series, three pint-size cowboys make their inaugural rides on flesh-and-blood steers.

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