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Business|
April 15, 2024

The Battle of Big Taco

With their anything-goes approach to ingredients—and deep-pocketed investors—Torchy's Tacos and Velvet Taco have ambitious plans to expand nationally.

Travel & Outdoors|
January 22, 2024

Rock On, Texas!

No longer a niche subculture, climbing has attracted converts across the state. Senior editor Forrest Wilder explores the sport—from El Paso’s Hueco Tanks to the cliffs over Lake Marble Falls—and tries to tackle his own white whale.

Sports|
November 21, 2023

So Long, Longhorn Network

The Longhorn Network will go off the air next July. But the University of Texas’s pursuit of its own channel changed college sports forever.

Music|
September 11, 2023

Tanya Tucker, Outlaw

Decades after the Nashville establishment turned its back on Tanya Tucker, the spitfire from Seminole is finally getting the recognition she deserves. But maybe Music Row needs her more than she needs Music Row.

Business|
July 12, 2023

The Queen of Highland Park

For forty years, Allie Beth Allman has ruled the glittering world of luxury real estate in Dallas. Then came a flood of coastal money, a technological revolution, a rift with a longtime partner, and the inexorable toll of time.

Health|
June 8, 2023

The Big Penis War

The inventor of the world’s first cosmetic penile implant says a group of Houston doctors is trying to steal his ideas. Inside the multimillion-dollar feud.

Uvalde|
May 7, 2023

Amor Eterno

One year ago, before the school shooting in Uvalde, Kimberly Mata-Rubio had never been on a plane or given a public speech or scolded a U.S. senator right there in his office. A year in the life of a grieving mother.

Parks & Recs|
March 8, 2023

Empire, Wide and Glorious

As we celebrate one hundred years of our state parks, they are more popular than ever. But our booming population is overwhelming the state’s scarce public lands. What will the next century hold for Texas’s “best idea”?

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