Huntsville

Church BBQ

Jan 18, 2016 By Daniel Vaughn

Out in the Piney Woods of East Texas, a legendary barbecue joint run by the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church has been dishing out classic East Texas-style barbecue since the seventies. Some refer to it as New Zion, after the church it supports next door. Tthers call it “The Church of the…

Huntsville Blues

Aug 25, 2014 By Annie Melton

A ruling on the extreme conditions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary may affect several lawsuits pending in Texas.

Bearkats Fall in Frisco

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

The University of Texas is still the state's last college football team to win a national championship, as Sam Houston State loses the FCS title to North Dakota State for the second straight year. 

Texas Executes Tenth Man of 2012

Jan 21, 2013 By Ross Dubois

Jonathan Green was put to death Wednesday for the 2000 murder of a 12-year-old girl, but his lawyers maintained until the end that their client was mentally ill and thus unsuitable for execution.

Texas Executes Eighth Man of 2012

Jan 21, 2013 By Sonia Smith

Robert Wayne Harris, who was convicted of killing five people at a car wash in Irving, was executed by Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to stay his execution.

26–50

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

From Candy Montgomery and Allan Gore beginning their affair in Richardson to Robert Rauschenberg, Janis Joplin, and Jimmy Johnson graduating from high school in Port Arthur

26–50

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

From Candy Montgomery and Allan Gore beginning their affair in Richardson to Robert Rauschenberg, Janis Joplin, and Jimmy Johnson graduating from high school in Port Arthur

Separated At Death

Jan 20, 2013 By Michael Hall

Ernest Willis spent seventeen years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. And he has a few things to say about the case of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in 2004 for a strangely similar crime that many experts believe he didn’t commit either.

Bearkats Fall in Frisco

Jan 7, 2013 By Texas Monthly and Jason Cohen

The University of Texas is still the state's last college football team to win a national championship, as Sam Houston State loses the FCS title to North Dakota State for the second straight year. 

Justice in Time

Mar 31, 2012 By Michael Hall

Fifteen years after being released from death row, Kerry Max Cook is still looking for freedom.

A Look Back at the Texas Prison Rodeo

Jan 12, 2012 By Sonia Smith

Demolition crews are razing the Hunstville stadium this week, where "The Wildest Show Behind Bars" took place for 35 years. The place may be gone, but its legacy will never be forgotten. 

Huntsville

May 31, 2011 By Charlie Llewellin

Where it is: 6 miles southwest of Huntsville What you’ll do: Relax and unwind under the East Texas pines Where you’ll sleep: Claim your spot in one of five serene camping areas What you’ll learn: Want to fish but don’t know how? Register for one of the…

New Zion Bar-B-Q

Feb 16, 2010 By Daniel Vaughn

Sometimes known as the “Church of the Holy Smoke,” this joint is a destination for BBQ lovers all over the state. It has made it onto countless “best of” lists when Texas BBQ is being discussed, and the church’s incredible story has been told in…

Fear Factor

Sep 30, 2009 By Jordan Breal

If you really want to scare your boots off this Halloween, take a look at these eight places, which our bloodcurdling, hair-raising, nerve-racking research has determined to be the state’s spookiest.

New Zion Bar-B-Q

May 21, 2008 By Texas Monthly

For more than 30 years, holy smoke has wafted from ancient black pits in front of this rickety, low-slung hall next door to the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church. The provender that emerges from the glowing embers (mostly oak, with a little hickory and pecan mixed in) has funded congregational…

Richard Linklater

Dec 1, 2005 By Katy Vine

The prison affected me personally. I grew up parking cars at the prison rodeo. I had a stepfather who was a prison guard.

The Getaway

Feb 1, 1999 By Pamela Colloff

There’s something romantic about a jailbreak, even when the escapee is a cold-blooded killer on death row. That’s why our feelings about Martin Gurule were more than a little complicated.

Will Lee

Sep 30, 1996 By Renee Boensch

My parents were jazzers. In 1954 my father was appointed chairman of the music department at Sam Houston State Teachers College in Huntsville; my mother sang live on the radio. My first memory of any sound at all was of Miles Davis’ muted trumpet; I came out in my pajamas…