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.
But in a state where violations are many and consequences are few, reporting reckless neighbors might not make a difference.
The Dallas salon owner who rose to fame for defying shutdown orders is still campaigning to “reopen” Texas.
Nine tips for sampling the state's taco scene without jeopardizing your health or anyone else’s.
As COVID-19 spreads, some Hispanic San Antonians are relying on sage, psychics, and prayer.
Some fear COVID-19 itself. Others are disappointed by plans for both in-person and virtual learning.
Local petrochemical facilities pump out essential plastic goods—for gloves, masks, gowns, and more—as well as harmful pollutants.
I visited the Houston Zoo in search of normalcy and nostalgia. But filtered through my foggy face mask, the experience was unsettling.
The Harris County judge has frequently pushed for bolder pandemic policy than Houston’s mayor, adopting a new style of politics her critics say Texans aren’t ready for.
Fleeing hot weather and cabin fever, more and more Texas travelers are road-tripping to the Centennial State this summer.
Austin songwriter Mobley recruited musicians to collaborate on an album in quarantine. It feels like a snapshot of a music scene seeking a new way forward.
A jobless Texan on life without the $600 federal unemployment payments.
Rewarding and ignoring are the two key tenets of dog training. They’ve helped me get through this summer, too.
Six months ago, Nuro was still making a name for itself. Now, thousands of Houstonians rely on the autonomous delivery service to help them avoid getting the coronavirus.
UT-Austin hit students with a request that at any other time would have seemed ridiculous: before classes start, would they please spend 14 days in self-quarantine?
The East Texas Republican tested positive for the coronavirus after refusing to wear a mask—which almost made us forget about his supporters allegedly beating up his opponent’s campaign manager.
A mainstay of Dallas queer nightlife, Sue Ellen's is thought to be one of about ten lesbian bars left in the U.S.
The death rate from COVID-19 in deep South Texas is more than twice the state average.
New polling indicates that the governor’s office is lagging behind mainstream opinion of the coronavirus pandemic.
It's not just the pandemic. Texas's beloved grocery chain has been developing its disaster response for more than a decade.
Camp Pine Cove adopted a number of safety precautions to prevent the coronavirus’s spread. It still came.
A viral smash on TikTok, the song is part of a club music lineage that exists for the sole purpose of getting people moving.
As Texas schools look to reopen this fall, I am unsure how to keep myself and the children I look after safe.
The COVID-19 crisis is the predictable result of the governor muddling through things.
The new Arlington baseball stadium has an approach that's, well, out of left field.
"Shame is a powerful tool," says Kelly Ingram, the founder of Houston's COVID—Call Outs Group.
On the National Podcast of Texas, the pioneering vaccine scientist explains why he believes the White House has put Texans in grave danger.
Originally scheduled for May and pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic, the elections feature a few key races, some scandal-ridden candidates, and many old friends.
He was a high school band director and the cornerstone of a lively music scene in southeast Texas—and then a Saturday night gig exposed him to the coronavirus.
The performing arts institution is facilitating forward-thinking conversations with artists and educators online.
Dalila Reynoso, who started a friendship with Sheriff Larry Smith at Whataburger, now monitors local jails to keep him accountable.
To trace the disease’s spread, the Dallas County medical examiner has set out to screen all of those who end up in his morgue.
As public health experts warn that ICUs in the city might soon be overwhelmed with coronavirus patients, shops and restaurants remain packed.
Days after he attended his county party convention, Bill Baker was hospitalized with COVID-19. In three weeks, more than 7,000 Republicans will descend on Houston.
After initially deferring to city and county leaders on COVID-19 response, Governor Abbott has renewed his battle with local government.
After the pandemic, will Texas's wide open cityscapes lure big business?
After living most of my life in Texas, I finally gave Willie Nelson a serious listen and learned a few things about my Nigerian mom.
Heart failure nurse Suzanne Ohlmann finds intimacy in challenging circumstances.
It's March 2021 and Democrats are in power again, the state budget is a bloodbath, and the coronavirus stalks the Capitol.
“Six feet away” can be very, very sexy.
A Houston poet laureate believes that outrage by any other name is hope, and protest is its ultimate demonstration.
When my mother died, she left behind hundreds of items that my family might need if civilization goes south. Deciding what to do with them forced me to weigh the demands of the present and the future.
The community has united to save the 73-year-old cinema and venue, which did not qualify for federal relief funding.
As new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations reach their highest levels yet, the state is relying less on restrictions and more on individual decisions.
UT epidemiologist Lauren Ancel Meyers spent her career planning for infectious disease outbreaks. She has had to rapidly adapt to the very different challenges posed by the novel coronavirus.
All of the trend lines in Texas are going the wrong way.
Before the pandemic, trans Texans experienced higher rates of poverty and uninsurance than others in the state. The coronavirus crisis is exacerbating inequalities.
The Texas 2036 project organizes information from the state, Google, and the media to provide a clear picture of the state of the pandemic in Texas.
Uri Geva is hoping that his Collegiate Summer Baseball Invitational proves that it is—but experts are skeptical.