San Angelo

Deep-Fried Barbecue in San Angelo

Sep 20, 2016 By Daniel Vaughn

John Young is now settled in his native West Texas, but he took a circuitous route to get back there. He sold his barbecue joint in Sachse, northeast of Dallas, in 2001 and moved to Philadelphia for a corporate job, and then five years ago he moved back to San Angelo and…

When the Sky Ran Dry

Jan 21, 2013 By John Burnett

Bad as the current drought is, it has yet to match the most arid spell in Texas history. Nearly two dozen survivors of the fifties drought remember the time it never rained.

The Cattle Trail Drive

Jan 21, 2013 By Brian D. Sweany

ROUTE: Fort Belknap to Red Bluff 
ReservoirDISTANCE: 505 milesNUMBER OF COUNTIES: 15WHAT TO READ: J. Evetts Haley’s Charles Goodnight: Cowman and Plainsman In the rolling country northwest of the Palo Pinto Mountains, nestled along FM 61, stand the barracks of Fort Belknap. It was from this outpost,…

With God On Their Side

Jan 21, 2013 By Katy Vine

The child custody battle between the State of Texas and a fundamentalist Mormon sect prompted many people to wonder how 437 kids could have been ripped away from their parents. When the criminal trials of a dozen sect members got under way this month, the question became, Was it really safe to send them home?

101–125

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

From John Warne Gates peddling barbed wire in San Antonio to a group of cowboys and ranchers holding the first rodeo in Pecos

101–125

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

From John Warne Gates peddling barbed wire in San Antonio to a group of cowboys and ranchers holding the first rodeo in Pecos

Fundamental Arguments

Jan 20, 2013 By Katy Vine

On October 26, the first FLDS criminal trial in Texas begins. What legal strategies remain for the defense?

My, What a Big Bass You Have

Apr 10, 2012 By Emily Alvarado

Lake levels are down, but things just might be looking up for fishermen. Two thirteen-pounders were snagged from a depleted reservoir, and officials say there's more where they came from.

Non-Prophet

Sep 30, 2011 By Katy Vine

When Warren Jeffs fired his attorneys and decided to represent himself in his sexual assault trial, many predicted, accurately, that he would fail miserably. Few realized just what a wild show he would put on.

The Book of Elmer

May 31, 2011 By Don Graham

Texas Christian University Press, long the hub of Elmer Kelton hagiography, has just released its newest paterikon, Elmer Kelton: Essays and Memories ($19.95), a collection of pieces written in honor of the beloved West Texas author, who died nearly two years ago. Among the memories are those of the Reverend…

The End of The Affair

Aug 31, 2009 By John Spong

Everyone was shocked when San Angelo’s hugely popular mayor suddenly left town with his gay lover. Everyone, that is, except the citizens of San Angelo.

Wooly

May 31, 1998 By Jordan Mackay

Things get woolly for the state’s mohair producers.

The Good Old Boy

Dec 1, 1995 By Anne Dingus

After four decades of writing classic Texas novels, there’s no denying that San Angelo’s Elmer Kelton has earned his Spurs.