Marshall

Bodacious Bar-B-Q (Marshall)

May 1, 2015 By Daniel Vaughn

Popular restaurants all over the world have signature dishes, some even have just one item that makes them a dining destination. You go to Katz’s Deli in New York for pastrami, Mary’s Cafe in Strawn, Texas for chicken fried steak, and nobody complains about the fish at House of Prime Rib in…

Patently Unfair

Sep 15, 2014 By Loren Steffy

How the small East Texas town of Marshall became a personal hell for some of the country’s biggest high-tech companies.

Interview: Bill and Francene Barton of Neely’s

Feb 5, 2014 By Daniel Vaughn

Twins Francene and Geraldine Neely from the Neely’s Facebook page. Owners: Neely’s, opened 1927 Age: 66 Smoker: Wood-fired steel offset smoker Wood: Hickory Neely’s in Marshall, Texas is famous for being very old and for serving a Brown Pig sandwich. It’s by far their most popular menu item, but of course Bill wants…

How Marshall’s Mayor Turned the Town Vegan

Jan 27, 2014 By Robyn Ross

Ed Smith, the five-term mayor of a small city in east Texas, successfully treated his prostate cancer with an aggressive diet of plant-based, whole foods. Then he and his wife spread the word to the rest of town.

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

Radio

Jan 20, 2013 By Joe Nick Patoski

Play-by-play coverage of high school baseball in Alpine, polka and Pan-American music in El Campo: More than a dozen reasons not to touch that dial.

Shops

Jan 20, 2013 By Anne Dingus and Pamela Colloff

Elegant antebellum furniture in Jefferson, Latin American folk art in Smithville: Where the buys are in two dozen communities.

Museums

Jan 20, 2013 By Katy Vine

Bronzes by Remington and Russell in Orange, Quanah Parker’s trail bonnet in Canyon: Ten spaces that excel at the art of exhibition.

Choose Your Own Texas Adventure

Sep 6, 2012 By Jordan Breal

  When it comes to traveling around the state, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of destinations to choose from. One of the things I love most about Texas is that you can drive a few hours (or more than a few hours) in one direction and be at, say, the beach and then head another direction and find yourself in the mountains or in the rolling Hill Country or in the Piney Woods. For the last several years, a few of my colleagues and I have been visiting small towns and exploring interesting areas of big cities in search of noteworthy things to do, see, and eat. Here's a cheat sheet guide to what you can expect to find in a few of the places we've singled out across the state recently . . . 

Historic Downtown Marshall

Dec 1, 2011 By Jordan Breal

When the weather turns cold, the self-proclaimed “Center Stage” of East Texas, attracts tourists with its famous Wonderland of Lights. And have you tried the raspberry-chipotle burger?

Bed, Breakfast, and Beyond

Sep 30, 2011 By Stirling Kelso

From tranquil lodging in the middle of bustling Houston to candle-lit breakfasts near the beach, these five B&Bs are guaranteed to please.

Not Black and White

Jan 1, 1999 By caroldawson

Fifteen years ago, in a PBS documentary, Bill Moyers declared that the East Texas town of Marshall was actually two towns divided by race. To some extent, it still is.