Who needs the playoffs? After years (and years and years) of heartache, Houston has fallen for the Astros all over again.
Jim Allison has always gone his own way—as a small-town-Texas kid who preferred books to football, and as a young scientist who believed the immune system could treat tumors when few others did. And that irreverence led him to find a potential cure for cancer.
A pastor at a Corpus Christi church is on a mission to build “the largest cross in the Western Hemisphere.”
How Chip and Joanna Gaines are renovating Waco’s reputation, one home at a time.
The scion of one of Laredo’s first families wants to build a mammoth landfill on his ranch. But the opposition is fierce and vocal—and backed by none other than his uncle and his cousin.
On Saturdays Tootsie Tomanetz cooks barbecue the old-fashioned way for legions of loyal fans. That doesn’t mean she’ll ever give up her day job.
Paulette Jiles wasn't born in Texas, but she started writing novels set here as fast as she could.
Dorothy Hood was one of Texas’s greatest artists, yet her work remains largely unknown. Now, sixteen years after her death, can her fans bring her the acclaim she never received in life?
After a decade of hard-won victories and brutal setbacks, the 36-year-old quarterback—and every Cowboys fan—knows this: 2016 is the year he will write his legacy.
They were some of the toughest narcs on the border, known for busting smugglers, staging raids, seizing cartel cocaine—and being dirty.
He was just a regular kid in South Texas, until a brush with the law propelled Gabriel Cardona into petty crime—and the service of a drug lord rising to power across the Rio Grande. In this exclusive excerpt from Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico’s Most Dangerous Drug Cartel, Dan
After Texas Tech researchers discovered that windstorms may be spreading antibiotic-resistant bacteria from local feedlots, public health experts stood up and took notice. So did the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.
When a teenage boy brazenly shot two endangered whooping cranes outside Beaumont, his act unleashed widespread anger and resulted in a quick arrest—and revealed just how difficult it can be to save a species.
Evangelist Lester Roloff drew a line in the dirt to keep the State of Texas from regulating his Rebekah Home for Girls. Years later, then-govenor George W. Bush handed Roloff's disciples a long-sought victory. But this Alamo had no heroes—only victims.
Elephants never forget, but Texas Reaganites wish they could.
Sleek, shiny rockets on sleepy, shifty sands: as SpaceX prepares to build in South Texas, I wonder if my old stomping grounds can handle the inevitable collision of cultures. I sure hope so.
The country’s largest group of Muslims live in Texas, yet many of them don’t feel welcome here. A few young and progressive leaders—like Irving imam Omar Suleiman—are working to change that.
In 1982 three teenagers were killed near the shores of Lake Waco in a seemingly inexplicable crime. More than three decades later, the tragic and disturbing case still casts a long, dark shadow.
The great trail drives head for the last roundup.
I never knew my father, a decorated World War II pilot who died before I was born. But a trek at age 67 to the site where his airplane crashed brought me closer to him than I’d ever dared hope.
Jason Hernandez was only 21 when he was sentenced to life without parole. But his brother’s death in prison led the former crack dealer to a life of advocacy—and freedom.
Two decades after killing Marjorie Nugent, Bernie Tiede was sentenced this spring for her murder—again. So what do we make of him now?
Welcome to the Texas border, home of the two busiest federal court districts in the nation.
Is there anything sweeter than crawfish in season? Come along for the best eats in Louisiana and Texas.
How one woman’s fight for freedom inspired Houston’s lawyers and artists more than a century and a half later.
Katharine Hayhoe has made it her life’s mission to proclaim the truth about climate change. Can she get the skeptics to listen?
An excerpt from Harvey Penick: The Life and Wisdom of the Man Who Wrote the Book on Golf by Kevin Robbins reveals how one of golf's greatest minds came to share his knowledge with the world.
An exclusive excerpt from The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer reveals a forgotten time in Austin history, when a series of brutal, unsolved slayings terrified officials and left them wondering if a madman was on the loose.
Making the guns that won the West.
Guns have always been part of my life, and I’ve never forgotten the lesson I learned the first time I fired one.
Welcome to the Frisco Gun Club, where the elite pack heat.
A Texas documentarian tries to see how far he can bend the truth.
A hipster paradise, a high-tech nirvana, a festival wonderland. Today Austin barely resembles the sleepy college town I moved to in the seventies. How it changed is the story of a lifetime.
If you don’t know it, can’t remember it, or won’t sing it, what good is it?
Colt Keo-Meier is Texas’s preeminent researcher on transgender issues. But for him, it’s not just about the science. It’s personal.
Michael McManus was one of thousands of men and women who embellish their military service. But his story casts a different light on stolen valor.
For children with debilitating epilepsy, an unprecedented medical trial in Fort Worth offers a glimmer of hope. But if it works, is the state ready to embrace medical marijuana?
How the kindest, gentlest family man in Nacogdoches began writing some of the creepiest, grisliest fiction in the country.
Inside Stanley Drug Company, the last hoodoo shop in Texas.
Sandy Jenkins was a quiet accountant at the Collin Street Bakery who felt overlooked and dreamed of living the good life. He found it (for a while) by embezzling nearly $17 million from the famed fruitcake maker.
How the once troubled Texas Forensic Science Commission put the state at the forefront of the criminal justice reform movement.
A team of Bigfoot believers, a legion of “Haters,” more than one Walmart parking lot, and the showman at the center of it all.
In Africa Texas Special Forces unit are trying to help win the War on Terror, teaching one lesson at a time.
Houston’s super-rich are learning to love the brand-new, very ritzy, much-heralded River Oaks District. (Maybe.)
I always knew that the work my dad did as an Episcopal priest and grief counselor was important. But I didn’t understand how important until the birth of my son.
In the war against campus sexual assault, why are we not talking about drinking?
In search of the mysterious, absurdist, and lyrical East Texas writer William Goyen.
A dark incident almost twenty years ago put Greg Torti on the sex offender registry for life. But the real story, he insists, is much more complicated.
Will border politics crush Mission’s attempt to brand itself as the butterfly capital of America before that dream takes wing?
You know you’ve seen it: condos multiplying, home prices tripling, realtors scrambling, buyers overbidding. Does our state’s fevered real estate craze make us the country’s best housing market—or the most overvalued? I went on a tour of our four largest cities to find out.