He lived out his last years in Mexico as a real estate agent, dreaming of returning home to Texas with his husband.
Before his anthems had listeners raising their longnecks and singing along, Charlie took me on road trips and taught me there was more to music than country.
Over half a century in professional wrestling, Terry Funk built a legacy that stretches from Amarillo to Tokyo.
“There’s no basement at the Alamo!” and other lessons on the state from the late Paul Reubens.
Jesse Lott, the influential cofounder of Project Row Houses who died last week at age eighty, was a genius in his own right.
Pokey, who died in June at age 48, was a founding member of the Screwed Up Click—and Houston’s distinct rap sound.
Along with opening la Barbecue, the first woman- and-lesbian-owned barbecue restaurant in Texas, she had a keen photographic eye and an irreverent sense of humor.
Sarah Bird, Fernando A. Flores, Mary Helen Specht, Sergio Troncoso, James Wade, and six more Texas writers reflect on what McCarthy meant to them and to the state.
John Nova Lomax, a former senior editor at Texas Monthly who died Monday, was a beautiful storyteller who struggled with his own story.
Frank Kozik, the Austin-based designer, who died this week, captured a generation with his posters for groups like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and the Beastie Boys.
Treviño’s biographer reflects on the artist’s legacy.
The cofounder of the Innocence Project of Texas set a model for working with state agencies to investigate potential wrongful convictions.
The author of ‘The Perfect Pass’ and ‘Empire of the Summer Moon’ reflects on Mike Leach’s coaching legacy.
The former Texas Tech football coach, revered for his offensive mind and beloved for his one-of-a-kind character, died Monday.
The conservative legal luminary, famous for the Clinton impeachment and his leadership of Baylor, mistook piety for doing what’s right.
Remembering Paul Burka—The State’s Most Revered Political Writer Was the Heart and Soul of Texas Monthly
Friends and former colleagues share their memories of the legendary writer, editor, and mentor.
Throughout her fifty-year career, the English-born cook influenced—and even advised—chefs of some of Texas’s best Mexican restaurants.
Texas Monthly writer Michael Hall, who profiled Seals in 2020, reflects on some of the musician’s best stories.
The award-winning writer and professor, who died April 19 at 93, was often compared to William Faulkner, but that doesn’t tell the whole story.
Bobbie Nelson, pianist and older sister to Texas music icon Willie Nelson, died Thursday morning at 91.
Texas Monthly remembers Jim Darilek, an early art director who helped give the magazine its characteristic look and swagger.
The Texas writer, who died in December, caught lightning in a bottle with his celebrated 1993 book ‘Travels With Lizbeth,’ but he still couldn’t escape life on the margins.
Baldwin, who died in December, fought in Korea, met Picasso, traveled the world, and, with his wife, Wendy Watriss, made Houston a photography capital.
The legendary sports journalist and founder of the indispensable magazine that bore his name died last week at the age of 96.
The celebrated Fort Worth writer and entrepreneur spent most of his life in exile from his home state. But it never lost its grip on his imagination.
Over a career spanning three decades, Griffith chronicled the evolution of Texas from a culinary backwater to a major player on the national scene.
The right-hander, the onetime most-feared pitcher in baseball whose career was cut short by a devastating stroke, died last week at 71.
The Dallas singer never quite became a huge star in his own right, but that didn't seem to bother him.
The former Texas Longhorns head coach was “one of those guys ... you realize that part of your lifestyle is based on things you learned from him."
The New York–born singer-songwriter got to Texas as soon as he could—and spent the next five decades changing the lives of seemingly everyone he met.
The visionary playwright, who grew up in South Texas, passed away this week from coronavirus-related complications.
The Houston icon, who passed away yesterday, sang a lot of other music too.
The colorful mogul lost the 1990 gubernatorial election after making a joke about rape and admitting to not paying some income taxes.
The 76-year-old artist died just past midnight on Christmas Eve at his home in Austin.
Ray Gene, proprietor of Longview’s singular It’ll Do Tavern, passed away last weekend.
He was the sort of local icon that lives at the heart of every enduring, tight-knit music scene.
The Dallas oilman and corporate raider's long, complicated history as an aw-shucks billionaire.
The artist’s iconic ”Jeremiah” frog mural in Austin is seemingly indestructible, and so is his musical legacy.
From the Hill Country to the High Plains, the Texas wine industry remembers the woman known for her generous spirit and sharp palate.
The prolific avant-garde director, who died earlier this week, was an unparalleled innovator on North Texas stages.
Long before Texans had heard of “no pass, no play,” and before free trade was a major political issue, H. Ross Perot entered my life as a super-patriot who believed perseverance was the key to success.
The eccentric Texan billionaire and former two-time independent presidential candidate leaves an outsized legacy.
The Fort Davis historian and raconteur knew and loved Texas and its people like no one else.
The UT professor and longtime ’Texas Monthly’ contributor died on Saturday at the age of 79 after a stroke.
Peppard was the last of his breed, covering with panache the feuds and foibles of his city’s bold-faced names.
For the Renaissance man—a baseball player, a features writer, and an award-winning documentary filmmaker—the sky posed no limit.
The Southwest Airlines cofounder was a pioneering entrepreneur who changed the way we travel. He was also a world-class wit, a bon vivant, and a not-so-closet intellectual.
The 41st president's death comes less than eight months after that of his wife, Barbara.
Remembering an unlikely, but legendary, criminal defense attorney.
The host of the beloved radio show "Twine Time" on KUTX in Austin died Friday at 73.