Mission

Sanctuary City

Oct 21, 2015 By Michael Hardy

Will border politics crush Mission’s attempt to brand itself as the butterfly capital of America before that dream takes wing?

Get Bucky

Oct 13, 2014 By Dan Solomon

How the merger of two South Texas universities has stirred some complicated feelings about a fuzzy bronco.

Mission, Texas Has Exempted Churches From Its Noise Ordinance

Dec 2, 2013 By Dan Solomon

After a criminal noise complaint was filed—and quickly withdrawn—over the sound of the church bells at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission, the city council voted to exempt churches from the noise ordinance. As the Rio Grande Valley shifts away from being monolithically Catholic, what does this mean for the other religious communities in the area? 

The Birding Drive

Jan 21, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

The Birding Drive By Patricia Sharpe ROUTE: Mission to South Padre IslandDISTANCE: 89 milesNUMBER OF COUNTIES: 2WHAT TO READ: David Allen Sibley’s The Sibley Guide to Birds Hugging the U.S.-Mexico border in far South Texas, the sultry stretch of land known as the Lower Rio Grande Valley…

76–100

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

From the Great Storm washing ashore in Galveston to Charles Elmer Doolin cooking up the frito in San Antonio

76–100

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

From the Great Storm washing ashore in Galveston to Charles Elmer Doolin cooking up the frito in San Antonio

The Family That Played Together

Jan 20, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Ty and Koy Detmer were South Texas high school football heroes. Now they’re NFL quarterbacks. They owe it all to their father, a coaching whiz everybody calls Sonny.

Bentsen–Rio Grande

May 31, 2011 By Charlie Llewellin

Where it is: 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr., MissionWhat you’ll do: Look at birds. Eat. Look at birds. Sleep. Look at birdsWhere you’ll sleep: Book a spot at a local RV parkWhat you’ll learn: Chachalacas are named for their call, a rowdy cha-cha-lac We imagine that a…

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.

Around the State

Jan 1, 2001 By Texas Monthly

Dallas rolls out the red carpet for dance, theater, sports, and opera. Plus: San Antonio puts photographer Kathy Vargas on display; Beaumont gushes about the one hundredth anniversary of Spindletop; Mission juices up its Texas Citrus Fiesta; and East Texas shines under the lights of Broadway.