By the Starlight

Oct 14, 2013 By Jordan Breal

You may go for the solitude, but in the stark expanses of far West Texas, you’ll still find plenty of friends.


Jan 20, 2013 By John Morthland

Simple wooden crosses in Terlingua, carefully delineated stonework in Jefferson: Five great graveyards that run the gamut.

Music Clubs

Jan 20, 2013 By Michael Hall

Old country and western in Mingus, zippy zydeco in Bridge City: The shows always go on at these ten tuneful spots.

Where To Stay Now 2012: The Ten Best New (Or Improved!) Texas Hotels

Oct 12, 2012 By Jordan Breal

As a recent study of hotel booking trends pointed out, us Texans prefer to vacation in Texas. Since our last roundup of the state's most notable lodgings was in 2004, I thought it was high time to revisit the subject. So I drafted a list of 44 hotels that have opened or undergone significant renovations in the last 8 years. I then winnowed that list down and booked rooms (anonymously) at 24 properties across the state to determine my favorites. Although my full reviews will be available next week (the November issue goes live on TexasMonthly.com on Wednesday and hits newsstands on Thursday), I wanted to go ahead and share my ten favorites (plus the five that nearly made the cut) . . . .