A sense of belonging reverberates all throughout the San Antonio R&B artist’s new album, 'If You Feel.'
Gina Ortiz Jones lost by fewer than 1,000 votes to popular retiring Republican Will Hurd in 2018 in the sprawling southwest Texas district. Now, she faces a less well-known rival in Tony Gonzales.
As COVID-19 spreads, some Hispanic San Antonians are relying on sage, psychics, and prayer.
For decades, many Texans accepted racist stereotypes that Mexican food was unsafe. Businesses had to emphasize their cleanliness to survive.
The former city manager talks about a dead rat in a gift basket, a poop sandwich, and her timely new memoir, ‘Greedy Bastards.’
An investigation into the Paper of Record that is, alas, somehow necessary.
Classics such as papas con huevos and migas are litmus tests for breakfast taco spots, and this San Antonio shop nails the exam.
Rafael Gonzales Jr. has developed a version of the classic game for the age of the coronavirus.
When the coronavirus forced 83-year-old Herminia Valdez to quarantine, her family found a creative and safe way to lift her spirits.
The annual festival, which brings millions of dollars to the city’s economy, has been postponed to early November.
The city, which trained for a flu pandemic as recently as November, is ground zero for military medicine.
Photographer John Dyer’s iconic photos of the fallen singer are being shown for the first time.
The San Antonio outpost of a beloved Michoacán restaurant serves pork exactly like what you’ll find at the original in Mexico.
Jorge Rojo, chef-owner of Ro-Ho Pork & Bread in San Antonio, left the practice of law behind for the crusty exterior and cushion-soft interior of the birote sourdough bread typical of his hometown, Guadalajara in the Mexican state of Jalisco. The 46-year-old’s early study in baking was of the practical,…
’The Immortal Alamo’ says much about the silent film era, and how San Antonio could have been Hollywood.
I might have come in last place, but I learned a lot while walking in the woods of San Antonio during El Taco Loco.
Kate Purdy talks about rotoscoping her hometown of San Antonio for the year’s best new TV series.
The arrival of cooler temperatures and November's holiday light displays make for an ideal time to visit the Alamo City.
Bexar County leaders are grappling with rates of violence against women that exceed those in the state’s other major cities.
Artists are preparing to launch the city’s largest zine festival on October 5th.
After breaking out in comedy and film, Wells is telling stories in new ways.
He renounced his violent San Antonio childhood during 28 years behind bars. A new life and new love awaited him outside the prison gates.
If Texas biologists can prevent an outbreak of white-nose syndrome, caused by a fast-spreading fungus, they may provide a new national model for bat conservation.
An analysis of the two Texan presidential candidates’ rally songs.
Chick-fil-A won’t be hosting its 2022 convention in San Antonio and Joaquin Castro supporters won’t be eating at Bill Miller.
The city of San Antonio is doing its best to help migrants from Africa figure out what comes after their harrowing journeys.
How to spend a perfect few days eating, drinking, and playing your way through the Alamo City.
”Armed only with a mean face,” former sailor and soldier Oscar Stewart became a hero.
Following a Friday concert in San Antonio, Ma will travel to the border to celebrate the region’s culture and spark conversations about all that unifies Mexicans and Americans.
*There’s a big drop off between #1 and #2, though.
Ruby City, Adjaye’s first building in Texas, is the vision of the late Linda Pace, and will house her personal collection.
Over the years, Texas Monthly’s most celebrated voices have written about the places that shaped them, from the Panhandle to the border. We revisit some of the classics.
Because after Trump crowed about the city’s wall, Fox News announced a ”Battle for the Border” town hall—in a city 144 miles from Mexico.
The former San Antonio mayor threw his hat in the ring during a formal announcement Saturday.
The San Antonio Twitter legend mobilizes a quarter-million followers to advocate for social justice (and sell a few books).
I've struggled to keep my grandma and aunt with me since their deaths. But this year, I decided to honor their memories—and show them my life as an adult—by making my first día de los muertos altar.
The team won’t be calling San Antonio its permanent home, but they’re going to have to play somewhere next season—and it probably won’t be Oakland or Las Vegas.
Spoiler: We have no idea, but 2018 is wild.
On our latest podcast, Andy Langer talks to musician Nina Diaz of Girl in a Coma, then celebrates the late Chuck Ramirez with documentarians Angela and Mark Walley.
Genene Jones, a Texas nurse long suspected of more than a dozen child murders decades ago but convicted of only one, allegedly confessed.
A massive urban renewal project that’s reviving the plaza culture. An Alamo fight centuries in the making. Avant-garde Mexican food inspired by Maya trade routes. Three hundred years after the city’s founding, San Antonio might just be the most interesting city in America.
How San Antonio handles the Alamo Plaza redevelopment will say a lot about what kind of city it wants to become.
Artists Ana Fernandez and Cruz Ortiz on finding inspiration in their hometown.
Though the city’s Tricentennial Commission has thus far been a dismal failure, creative residents have found a way to celebrate their complex history and promising future.
The future Hall of Famer hangs with his buddy, Jason Pena, at their joint venture, BlackJack Speed Shop.
The poet Naomi Shihab Nye pays tribute to Maury Maverick, Jr., one of San Antonio's greatest sons.
Chefs Rico Torres and Diego Galicia have earned national acclaim for their newfangled takes on age-old dishes.
Kit Goldsbury made his fortune in Pace Picante sauce, and Graham Weston in the cloud computing company Rackspace. Now the billionaire philanthropists are leading ambitious urban renewal projects.
Rapper Marco Cervantes, who performs as Mexican Stepgrandfather, and Álvaro Del Norte, founder of the accordion-powered punk rock band Piñata Protest, discuss their inspirations.
How an African-American family managed to rise to prominence during the height of Jim Crow-era segregation.