The legendary operation partnered with Old Forester in Kentucky to create a Texas-exclusive whiskey that benefits cattle and quail alike.
Since 1916, the drugstore and soda fountain has maintained its retro charm and service to the community.
The legendary cattle empire had been largely closed off from the outside world until the magazine’s founding editor gained access to King Ranch.
Conservationist, businessman, and filmmaker Jay Kleberg offers unusual qualifications for the job.
A Michigander with dreams of owning a massive piece of Texas land isn't sure how he would occupy himself on his $32.5 million spread.
Whitetail season is nearly upon us. Here are the destinations that belong at the top of every hunter’s bucket list.
An irate truck owner may need to take a long, hard look in the rearview mirror.
On nineteenth-century Texas’s primitive roads, riding on a stage line was hardly a glamorous affair.
Texas Monthly gets an exclusive look inside the iconic Main House of the King Ranch.
The descendants of Richard and Henrietta King do hereby invite you into the King Ranch with these exclusive photographs of the one-hundred-year-old Main House.
The King Ranch saga: how one family conquered, tamed, loved, toiled on, and fought over a great piece of Texas.
The Kineños are the ranch’s other family.
Robert E. Lee advised his friend Richard King to build his permanent home at the highest point on the surrounding prairie, a little rise on the banks of Santa Gertrudis Creek. The first building was a tiny adobe jacal built of mud and sticks. The one-story house that replaced it
Richard King and his wife, Henrietta, founded the King Ranch. Their daughter Alice and her husband, Robert Kleberg—shown with their children in the turn-of-the-century photograph at the right—founded the family that sustained it. When Henrietta King died in 1925, the ranch’s 1.2 million acres were divided among her heirs.
A tour through the ranch’s four divisions, an eminent 825,000-acre domain.
How has the state’s most storied ranch managed to survive and thrive in the twenty-first century? By operating in a way that its founder, Captain Richard King, would scarcely recognize.
Cattle ranching in Texas has been endangered almost since its inception. Has the harsh economic reality finally caught up with our most iconic business?
The flat-as-a-mouse-pad landscape bordering the Laguna Madre contains one of the greatest wildlife-viewing regions in North America—and that's not all.
Did Richard King cheat his partner's heirs out of a chunk of the King Ranch nearly 120 years ago? He may have—and if the Texas Supreme Court permits Chapman v. King Ranch, Inc., to go to trial, the past could come back to haunt the state's most storied spread.
For the first time in its history, the world-famous King Ranch is being run by someone other than a descendant of its founder. Can the mythic institution survive a changing of the guard?
No matter who’s in charge, the King Ranch still rules: It’s number one on our list of the state’s top twenty spreads.
A history mystery involving ranching’s King family.
The great Texas ranches and how they got that way.