Brenham

Truth Barbeque (Top 50)

Jun 1, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

Truth looks too cute to be serving serious barbecue. The carefully curated interior—with its hand-lettered signs, Texas license plates, and Instagram-ready desserts—is a far cry from a no-frills meat market or a rusty roadside pit. The first bite announces the fact that youthful proprietor Leonard Botello IV has been an…

Truth Barbeque

May 20, 2016 By Daniel Vaughn

Last year, Leonard Botello IV decided he wanted to open a barbecue joint. The big hitch in his giddyup? He needed a smoker. He started searching for a workable, used pit, and pretty soon “a Klose pit came up on Craigslist in Cleveland,” he recalled. Ohio, that is, not Texas. According…

Rocky Road

May 8, 2015 By Mimi Swartz

For the first time in its history, Blue Bell is in a right sticky mess.

Nathan’s BBQ

Sep 3, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

State Highway 290 runs right through the middle of Brenham, Texas, a town know more for ice cream than smoked meats. Its location makes it a perfect mid-point stop for road trips between Houston and Austin. Living in Dallas I don’t travel this route much so I made a point…

151–175

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

From the construction of the state’s first public university in College Station to the swearing in of Governor Rick Perry for a third full term in Austin

151–175

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

From the construction of the state’s first public university in College Station to the swearing in of Governor Rick Perry for a third full term in Austin

Innocence Found

Jan 20, 2013 By Pamela Colloff

Anthony Graves had been behind bars for eighteen years when the prosecutors in his case abruptly dropped all charges and set him free. How did it happen? What happens next?

Innocence Lost

Jan 20, 2013 By Pamela Colloff

Anthony Graves has spent the past eighteen years behind bars—twelve of them on death row—for a grisly 1992 murder. There was no plausible motive nor any physical evidence to connect him to the crime, and the only witness against him repeatedly recanted his testimony. Yet he remains locked up. Did the system fail?

Tenacious P

Jan 20, 2013 By Jake Silverstein

If it’s something you’d just as soon not think about, chances are Pamela Colloff has written about it for TEXAS MONTHLY. Here is a partial list of the subjects she’s covered since coming to work at the magazine thirteen years ago: murder, arson, abortion, heroin addiction, hate crimes, illegal immigration,…

Shops

Jan 20, 2013 By Anne Dingus and Pamela Colloff

Elegant antebellum furniture in Jefferson, Latin American folk art in Smithville: Where the buys are in two dozen communities.

Sports

Jan 20, 2013 By Jordan Mackay

Hot hurdling in Giddings, super six-man football in Gordon: Ten towns that got game.

Blue Bell Introduces Newest Flavor: Summer Strawberry Pie

Jun 25, 2012 By Layne Lynch

Cushioned in the middle of Brenham, Texas, amongst the rolling hills of bluebonnets stands a deliciously creative corporation named Blue Bell Creameries. For over one-hundred years, Blue Bell has been a force behind some of the most beloved ice creams on the market today,…

Five Ranch Getaways

Feb 1, 2012 By Stirling Kelso

From riding on the range and stargazing to big game huntin, here are five guest ranches where you can explore your inner cowboy.

You Need To Know about Outstanding in the Field

Mar 24, 2010 By Patricia Sharpe

One of the most fun things I did last year was go eat at a farm, in the middle of a field near Brenham (that’s Central Texas), after riding to the top of said hill sitting on a hay bale. The dinner, attended by several hundred (well, or so it…

Brenham’s Paradise Lost

Feb 1, 1997 By Mimi Swartz

An idyllic small town confronts a controversial rape case involving four high school boys and a thirteen-year-old girl and discovers that nothing is certain—except that its children can’t escape the big-city culture of teenage sex.