A team of scientists at Texas A&M has been testing cats and dogs throughout the pandemic. The CDC is furry interested.
After two years of hell, Texas teachers are burned-out, angry, tired—and sounding the alarm about public education.
The newly engaged can learn a lot from the microwedding trend of the past two years.
With inflation and supply issues plaguing the state’s taquerias and Mexican restaurants, they’re counting on loyal customers to see them through.
Over one hundred movies later, a virtual movie club learned some surprising things about classic movies—and about friendship in dark times.
With delta infections surging and local governments unable to enforce mask regulations, restaurant personnel have become reluctant de facto enforcers.
The city's subterranean shops are still feeling the pandemic’s toll.
This year’s mudbugs are indeed more expensive than usual—but maybe not for long.
The first COVID films are poised to address a pandemic that isn't through with us yet. Here's why these early, imperfect takes on the past year are still worth watching.
The vast majority of Texans have yet to receive a single dose of vaccine, but the state is done imposing public health measures.
I shape clay not to hone the skill but to escape a day job that’s all about honing. Like the philosopher Laozi, I find the value of my handiwork comes from what’s not there.
Edward Carey’s whimsical black-and-white portraits mark milestones both personal and political.
Widespread “assurance testing” could effectively end the pandemic before the vaccine does, but a lack of federal coordination has left some citizens to fill screening gaps.
Alba’s Billie Hill is a star in the 700,000-member-strong Facebook group dedicated to COVID-safe karaoke. Hill shares how filming herself singing has helped her—and her fans—survive the pandemic.
While much of the under-65 population awaits their COVID-19 vaccines, the generation that invented sex, drugs, and rock and roll is about to run amok.
With Theaters Closed, Austin Thespians Embrace Audio Dramas, Drive-through Musicals, and Plays by Mail
The city’s resourceful artists are connecting with audiences everywhere but on stage.
Chefs, musicians, gardeners, and one very enthusiastic librarian tell Texas Monthly about their New Year’s rituals and plans for 2021.
Houston Shut Down Its Biggest Biking Event for Pandemic Safety. The Indie Bike Scene Is Less Concerned.
Social cycling clubs have resumed their group rides, with tricked-out bikes and spotty mask-wearing.
Plus, Texas tacos hit best of 2020 lists, Houston gets two new taco joints, and Gal Gadot tries Taco Bell.
Powerful images that trace the arc of this truly historic year.
The retailer sits 200 yards from Deaf Smith County’s largest hospital. Local officials and public health experts worry that the store isn’t enforcing safety precautions.
Watch the video to follow Bobby Richardson and others as they deliver food, and support, to the families along their routes.
“You See So Much in Our Field You Wouldn’t Believe”: San Antonio School Bus Drivers Have Become Relief Workers
Food insecurity has soared during the pandemic, but Alamo City bus drivers came up with a solution: get food to the hungry.
Being hospitalized during the pandemic is lonely and dehumanizing. In live, virtual, one-on-one performances, Houston Symphony musicians give the sickest patients a few minutes of peace.
Try your hand at gardening, stargazing, mixing the world’s easiest cocktail, and much more with this handy guide.
The not-quite-twenty Texans who spectacularly disgraced themselves during the pandemic.
Not everything that happened last year was terrible. Here are a few reasons we kept hope alive.
They know what you did this summer.
When my Austin lessons went virtual, I discovered the joy—and distraction—in thinking about unfamiliar pronunciation, irregular verbs, and past tenses in these challenging times.
Austin’s mayor, already a punching bag for his state’s powerful right wing, lectured his city’s residents to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19—while on a beach vacation.
Escaping an unprecedented health crisis will require an unprecedented effort for the state’s chronically underfunded public health system.
Researchers Daniel Wrapp and Jason McLellan owe a scientific honor they won this week to a Belgian camelid named Winter.
Robert Rodriguez tended to patients in the Rio Grande Valley as cases surged last summer, and he’s taken that experience to serving on the president-elect’s pandemic task force.
How Texas grandfamilies navigated the school reopening process during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Loving County, residents still feel the specter of the pandemic.
Follow writer Peter Holley as he explores some of the city's traditional-medicine and faith-healing establishments.
An all-virtual election bid might be the right thing to do. But will it cost some Democrats their races?
A Houston mom has had it with Minecraft.
These distinct initiatives embody something I long wished for while studying at a predominantly white Texas university: a community of color connected through creativity.
While quarantined and away from home, I keep coming back to the late Texan choreographer’s works—which are newly available to watch online.
A Houston man would like to maintain an annual summer tradition.
Chefs and owners have had to adapt quickly and nimbly, with takeout, meal kits, booze to go, and reconfigured dining spaces. Will it be enough to survive?
UT epidemiologist Lauren Ancel Meyers spent her career planning for infectious disease outbreaks. She has had to rapidly adapt to the very different challenges posed by the novel coronavirus.
A sad and anxious time may offer a silver lining.
Images from across the state capture our eerily historic moment.
Katherine Anne Porter’s ‘Pale Horse, Pale Rider’ tells the tale of a pandemic she barely survived.
These are tough questions to answer right now.
Despite its status as a public health emergency, is the swine flu just another flu?