The Dallas-based industry leader adapted to the pandemic with features that remain popular even as social-distancing recommendations have eased.
Inside the state’s biggest hospitals, doctors say a surge of unvaccinated COVID patients is almost too bewildering to believe.
Many owners blame staff shortages on laziness and government handouts. Employees reply that their bosses should behave like rational capitalists and boost wages and working conditions.
For low-income countries, the less-expensive, easier-to-make Corbevax could prove a godsend.
As the academic year ends, a rookie teacher looks back at his struggle to keep himself and his students afloat with nothing but a Zoom connection between them.
Jennifer Bridges says she isn’t anti-vax, but she's now a cause célèbre among skeptics for threatening to sue her employer for requiring employees get the jab.
The closest vote of Texas' legislative session concerned face coverings and the ability of the governor and county officials to deal with a future pandemic.
Fear of deportation at vaccination clinics and a lack of access to up-to-date information about eligibility have kept many migrant farm workers in Hidalgo County from getting immunized.
Veterans and Upstarts Alike Are Optimistic That Austin Hip-hop Will Finally Get Its Due—Even During a Pandemic
Those who have long worked in the shadow of creative epicenters like Houston and Dallas believe Austin rap’s moment to shine is approaching.
With the pandemic spurring officials to keep more high-tech drug manufacturing on U.S. soil, the state stands to benefit.
Roma and D'Amico's, Italian eateries in the Rice Village, have taken opposite approaches after Greg Abbott lifted pandemic-era restrictions on businesses. Both establishments' owners say they're looking out for staff.
It's an uplifting experience. Plus: a new book by photographer Rahim Fortune and performances by two top Texas drag queens.
Houston has become a hot spot for pandemic removal proceedings. For tenants such as Evelyn Powers, relief has been hard to come by.
“It’s like wrapping a brisket at 130 degrees and saying it’s good enough because the bark is set."
The vast majority of Texans have yet to receive a single dose of vaccine, but the state is done imposing public health measures.
Volunteers across Texas have stepped up to help seniors, non-English speakers, and others in need navigate an opaque system.
The pharmaceutical industry may not be ready for a coronavirus medicine you can chew like fruit leather.
Widespread “assurance testing” could effectively end the pandemic before the vaccine does, but a lack of federal coordination has left some citizens to fill screening gaps.
State lawmakers grapple with how to make this year productive, as they lose cherished time forming relationships on the floor.
The official case count doesn’t reflect the pandemic’s reality. I found the satisfaction of ferreting out the actual number to be cold comfort.
Fear of riots and the pandemic dominated the Legislature’s opening week, with some lawmakers venting their frustration with mask regulations, and others going into quarantine.
Lawmakers will have their hands full with a budget deficit and the pandemic. Here's what else to watch for this session.
Comptroller Glenn Hegar projected a nearly $1 billion deficit—far smaller than lawmakers feared.
With Theaters Closed, Austin Thespians Embrace Audio Dramas, Drive-through Musicals, and Plays by Mail
The city’s resourceful artists are connecting with audiences everywhere but on stage.
Last month, Donavan Diaz planned as many funerals as he might have in six months pre-pandemic.
Chefs, musicians, gardeners, and one very enthusiastic librarian tell Texas Monthly about their New Year’s rituals and plans for 2021.
Houston Shut Down Its Biggest Biking Event for Pandemic Safety. The Indie Bike Scene Is Less Concerned.
Social cycling clubs have resumed their group rides, with tricked-out bikes and spotty mask-wearing.
Plus, Texas tacos hit best of 2020 lists, Houston gets two new taco joints, and Gal Gadot tries Taco Bell.
Powerful images that trace the arc of this truly historic year.
The retailer sits 200 yards from Deaf Smith County’s largest hospital. Local officials and public health experts worry that the store isn’t enforcing safety precautions.
Watch the video to follow Bobby Richardson and others as they deliver food, and support, to the families along their routes.
“You See So Much in Our Field You Wouldn’t Believe”: San Antonio School Bus Drivers Have Become Relief Workers
Food insecurity has soared during the pandemic, but Alamo City bus drivers came up with a solution: get food to the hungry.
An estimated 50,000 seniors from northern states are heading to Texas for the warmer weather despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Austin’s mayor, already a punching bag for his state’s powerful right wing, lectured his city’s residents to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19—while on a beach vacation.
Researchers Daniel Wrapp and Jason McLellan owe a scientific honor they won this week to a Belgian camelid named Winter.
Robert Rodriguez tended to patients in the Rio Grande Valley as cases surged last summer, and he’s taken that experience to serving on the president-elect’s pandemic task force.
Rice University’s Secret for Containing the Coronavirus: A Student-Run Court That Prosecutes Rule Breakers
The COVID Community Court has helped enforce social distancing and wearing of masks. But some undergrads say the feeling of being watched has become another cost of the pandemic.
A new surge in infections is underway, though transmission rates are down in some areas, and new treatments are reducing the death rate.
Follow writer Peter Holley as he explores some of the city's traditional-medicine and faith-healing establishments.
This Year, Our Family’s Día de los Muertos Altar Will Memorialize Those Who Have Died From the Coronavirus
The ofrenda we build to honor loved ones will include not only our distant past but also the very sorrow that we’re living through now.
The governor’s most recent order on ballot drop-off locations follows a long history of efforts by him and his party to lower voter turnout, and could have an outsized effect on the battle for control of the state House.