Advocates say that granny flats, mother-in-law suites, cat mansions, or—as one couple built—sex dungeons can add affordable housing stock without changing the streetscape.
In a turn away from clean, cold mid-century modern decor, the design experts out of Round Top are favoring cozier “grandma-chic” furnishings, complete with the dings and imperfections of a well-loved history.
A mix of traditional and more . . . avant-garde . . . cowboys turned out for H-Town’s biggest Western event of the year.
After a long struggle, the literal and metaphorical boards are off the windows at the 121-year-old Luther Hotel, a seaside resort that’s played host to Lyndon Johnson and Shirley Temple.
Cowtown has a whole new reputation on its hands, and this lavish Auberge hotel (with its own art collection!) fits right in.
The 1880s property began its life as the alleged first public school in Texas, then became a convent. Now travelers can stay within its historic walls.
After twenty years of marriage, the legendary duo has their holiday plans on lock.
Texans (mostly) left the Grammys empty-handed, but we won big on the red carpet.
These three small beauty businesses sell products with formulas crafted straight from their owners’ backyards.
For decades, Hill Country ranches let “rock hounds” come and hunt for rare Texas blue topaz. Now access is closed—unless you know a secret spot.
Llano’s Danny Kamerath builds playful and dreamlike cabinets, chairs, tables, and more.
Texas designer Sarah Ellison Lewis’s coats are versatile—and fabulous.
An ode to Petticoat Fair, which has been keeping Texans perky—a surprisingly challenging feat—for sixty years.
Stable Hall, the former home of the Pearl Brewery’s draft horses, is ringing in a new era as an opulent performance space.
Here’s to a year with less Ted Cruz at sporting events and more goats as landscapers.
Fernie Salinas, who runs McAllen’s Golden Mirror Fortunes, reads our stars.
Even though the Dallas-based blogger has a legion of loyal followers and New York Times best-selling cookbooks, relatability and keeping it simple are the hallmarks of her brand.
Meet the Ab Boyz: professional quince cadets primed for the TikTok generation.
Austin’s Amanda McCarty hosts the podcast ‘Clotheshorse,’ which aims to demystify the fashion business—and discourage overconsumption.
Hotel Lucine, a revitalized midcentury hotel, offers a welcoming (and millennial-friendly) mix of high and low.
A Port Lavacan has traveled the state in search of baby Jesus and his menagerie, and her massive haul is now on view.
The East Dallas restaurant will pay homage to the beloved cafeteria while attempting to become an institution all its own.
It may look as if San Antonio’s Javier Treviño is revolutionizing the traditional shirt, but he’s only making the most of the freedom it’s always represented.
For its big-butted bumblebees, hairy rats, and Sugar Plum dancers, the festive ballet requires complex wigs and opulent costumes, many of which need to be zipped on or off in seconds.
Easy to love, if hard to wrap, these Lone Star State–shaped presents will please even the most discerning Texan.
The Woodworkers Club of El Paso has donated thousands of handmade toys to military families in need. You can shop its charming creations too.
Magpies & Peacocks upcycles waylaid material, including old Super Bowl banners and Southwest seat cushions, and turns it into one-of-a-kind fashion.
The founder of Soto & Co., he builds custom suits for the likes of Emmanuel Acho and Terry Bradshaw.
Leather-wrapped lowballs! Sea turtle adoptions! A Blue Bell ice cream charm! Behold, our favorite present ideas for this holiday season.
The ‘Top Chef’ contestant and partner at Austin’s Bureau de Poste shares how she preps for a house full of hungry guests.
Designer Nan Blassingame will be busy making traditional jingle dresses and ribbon skirts right up until the ceremony.
Why didn’t anyone tell me about this life-changing shoe-removal tool sooner?
The Austin jeweler's pieces appeal to powerful women, including Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion, and Angelina Jolie.
Hatbands embedded with rubies, $70,000 belt buckles: more than any other Texas city, Fort Worth is forging its own brand of style that melds high fashion and iconic Western wear.
Why choose one architectural style? In Tyler’s Mosaic District, no two buildings are alike.
The ‘1883’ actor, who lives in Fort Worth, picked up some tips on the 6666 Ranch.
The empire of Chip and Joanna Gaines has lasted twenty years. Where will we be in twenty more?
Curse the Lege, conjure a love spell, or learn more about the occult arts in these Texas shops.
Dozens of candles claim to capture the essence of the Lone Star State. We put them to the test.
Our photographer captured all the leather (and the luxury) on race attendees from near and far.
More than twenty years after its founder died, Music of the Spheres continues to produce striking outdoor chimes.
Three days on the field and not a single pair of Crocs cowboy boots? Are y’all okay?
Butterfly wings, tarantula legs, and “Frankenstein” beetles—the insect taxidermists of Pinned Ptera find the beauty in it all.
Nevena Christi of El Paso’s Rocketbuster Boots uses artificial intelligence to streamline the creative process and craft out-of-this-world advertising.
Ahead of fair season, she shares her must-haves for working fourteen hours a day, trekking the fairgrounds’ 277 acres, as she oversees seven corny dog stands.
There’s a lot more to Fair Park than Big Tex. It’s also a rare monument to art deco architecture and a battleground for the civil rights movement.
Frank Lloyd Wright Built Just One Freestanding Theater in His Lifetime. Dallas Has Let It Fall Into Disrepair.
The Kalita Humphreys Theater was built by arguably the most famous American architect of the twentieth century. It’s now a shell of its former self, and the city can’t decide how—or if—it’ll restore it.
In Kerrville, a Crayola-obsessed collector has filled two rooms of his house with his prized boxes.
The 25-year-old “boys” have taken it upon themselves to score each jump off the diving board, Olympics-style. Austin poolgoers have embraced the challenge.
The Como Motel, where Candy Montgomery famously met up with Allan Gore, has recently been sold. Locals are organizing to ensure it doesn’t end up as a parking lot.