“If People Want to Take a Chance, It’s Their Prerogative”: Inside One Bar on the First Day of Reopening
Over Memorial Day weekend, locals and tourists flocked to the Poop Deck in Galveston as Governor Greg Abbott allowed Texas bars to open at limited capacity.
Lilly the capuchin monkey got loose following a burglary at home—and there are conflicting reports on her fate.
Austin-based novelist Amanda Eyre Ward discovers that sometimes, you need to go way, way out at sea to gaining a clearer perspective.
Charles Dickens never made it to Galveston, but that doesn’t stop local revelers from raising a glass of ale in his honor.
The estate, built in 1866, reopens in July with a complete redesign by Austin interior designer Shannon Eddings.
We all know the Gulf of Mexico is brown. Until it isn’t.
Hitting the barbecue trail in Texas is something of a weekend sport. Plenty of people create their own routes, but one of the more official itineraries—the Texas Barbecue Trail, which takes you from Taylor to Elgin, Lockhart, and finally through Luling—is enormously popular. As the name suggests it’s a great
We can't ignore law enforcement's failure to secure proper medical treatment.
Seven years since it was last ravaged by a hurricane, Galveston is doing as well as ever. Will it always be so fortunate?
Few things make Texans happier than a full tank of gas and an open highway. You’ve got a lot of ground to cover, but I propose you start with these four trips, each originating at Brady, the geographic center of Texas. You’ll be saying “y’all” and offering the hi sign
The six-part documentary by director Andrew Jarecki (“Capturing the Friedmans”) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday.
A Galveston police officer had his buddy pull over his girlfriend before proposing—is it as cute a story as people are making it out to be?
Owner/Pitmaster: Leon’s World’s Finest In & Out Bar-B-Que; Opened 1987Age: 74Smoker: Wood-fired Rotisserie SmokerWood: Post OakLeon O’Neal didn’t get into the barbecue business until he was forty-five years old, but he’s managed to be successful in Galveston for nearly three decades in a converted house that once contained
If you’ve spent any time on the interstates of Texas, you’ve probably seen barbecue restaurants advertised on numerous billboards, blue service signs, or obnoxiously huge structures situated along the access road. Who among hasn’t seen one of those logos and thought, is the food worth stopping for? If a place needs that
Brazoria County native Leon O’Neal doesn’t usually dress up, but he does often don a cowboy hat, even in the summer (when the headgear is made of straw and he may be wearing shorts). Dressed up or not, he and his sister will welcome you like honored guests to their
A new study finds that 28 percent of Houston-area teens have sexted, but they're not particularly thrilled about it.
Opened in 1911 as a triumphant symbol of Galveston’s rebirth after the devastating 1900 hurricane, the coast’s premier beachfront hotel unveiled an $11 million face-lift last year on the occasion of its hundredth anniversary. So while you’ll find much-needed upgrades throughout, the Queen of the Gulf still radiates the same
The Kinky-for-governor circus pulls into Galveston.
A year has passed since Hurricane Ike slammed into Galveston, but my hometown is still reeling from a storm without end.
Cain, whose official job title is associate professor of neuroscience and cell biology, is a Mississippi native who moved to Texas in 1992. She runs the medical school enrichment courses at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and teaches the core-curriculum course gross anatomy. When she’s not in her lab
A Disney cruise set sail from Galveston under new a deal that is “guaranteed to create a minimum of $2.4 million in gross revenue for the Port of Galveston.”
The first column I wrote for Texas Monthly appeared in the March 2000 issue. The article was titled “Voting Rites,” and I argued that the Voting Rights Act, which Lyndon Johnson had proposed to a joint session of Congress 35 years earlier, was the greatest accomplishment of his presidency. The truth
Galveston federal judge Gregg Costa ruled that restrictions on voter registration rallies were unconstitutional.
A group of Galvestonians work to open Jack Johnson Park, the city's latest effort to reclaim its most famous son since turning its back on him a century ago.
Land Commisioner Jerry Patterson, former Galveston legislator A.R. Schwartz, and TEXAS MONTHLY's Paul Burka all blast the Texas Supreme Court for last week's ruling.