Plus, a new art exhibit about the borderlands, a music compilation by many Texas artists, and Casa Colombia.
After decades in the oil industry, nomadic pitmaster Don Baucham stakes his claim in remote West Texas.
Choose from campsites, a bunkhouse, or a luxury resort. (And ¡Viva Terlingua!)
One man's adventure in margarita-making turns into a prickly affair.
Following a reduction in border violence, Mimi Webb Miller is back, taking travelers through the rugged canyons and tiny towns of northern Mexico.
After more than a decade of strict border enforcement, hundreds of residents on both sides of the US-Mexico border came together for the second annual Voices From Both Sides Festival to show what was lost when the border was closed.
A frontier town copes with a murder’s aftermath.
Glenn Felts, the owner of the well-known subterranean watering hole in the ghost town, was reportedly killed earlier this week.
You may go for the solitude, but in the stark expanses of far West Texas, you’ll still find plenty of friends.
South from Alpine to Study Butte, west to Presidio, north to Marfa, and east to Alpine.
Simple wooden crosses in Terlingua, carefully delineated stonework in Jefferson: Five great graveyards that run the gamut.
Old country and western in Mingus, zippy zydeco in Bridge City: The shows always go on at these ten tuneful spots.
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) . . . .
John Wells on living off the grid.
After telecommunications tycoon Steve Smith bought the Big Bend town of Lajitas on a whim for $4.25 million, he spent perhaps $100 million more developing what was going to be a five-star, world-class getaway. The desert, however, had other ideas.
For years the dusty outpost of Terlingua has been a magnet for renegades and loners looking for a haven from the modern world. No wonder the brother of the suspected Unabomber holed up there.
Fess up now. In your heart of hearts, don’t you hate it, too?