A new study applies pop-science data analysis to suggest we’re all going to hell.
A new study finds the Lone Star State lagging behind in backbreaking labor.
The 2017 Texas Biennial offers work from Texans around the state and across the border.
David Bond of Lucky B Design journeys across the state, painting soon-to-be iconic signs all along the way.
Nearly 700,000 Texans have ACA insurance in districts represented by Republicans who voted to eliminate it.
Hey, we'll take it.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
A bill to allow the carrying of concealed handguns on Texas college campuses briefly stalled in the Senate on Tuesday. But Florida is pressing ahead with similar legislation.
Senate debate on controversial open carry bill lacked enthusiasm.
Texas kept its post-Reconstruction ban on handguns to promote immigration and economic development, not as a Jim Crow law.
The debate over border security often is as much about political posturing as it is about policy.
More legislative proposals try to solve voter angst over property taxes
Despite a century of homegrown rebranding efforts, some historians believe Texas remains as Dixie as ever.
When adjusted for population growth and inflation, state spending has remained almost flat since 1994. Is there a price for such frugality?
The California Republican Party on Sunday approved the Log Cabin Republicans as an official volunteer organization. The Republican Party of Texas last year denied the Log Cabin Republicans even a booth in the exhibitors’ hall.
A newly released survey finds Texans sharply divided on issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, but overwhelmingly in favor of a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who live here illegally.
Last year, Baylor was an eight-point underdog against the University of Texas prior to the season. Which lines will completely change this year?
The city of West filed a lawsuit against the fertilizer plant that exploded there in April, Neiman Marcus plans to go public, Rick Santorum's Christian movie career, and more.
Regardless of your views, at least you know what's going on in there.
"Home run!" Dad said.
The Lone Star state constructed over 36 million square feet of energy-efficient space last year.
Representative Drew Darby wants fuel-efficient vehicles, which naturally incur lower gas taxes, to be charged increased registration fees.
If there’s one thing Texans love more than saying y’all, it’s a good argument. Texas Monthly readers react to the Department of Criminal Justice’s use of “ya’ll” instead of “y’all.”
Photos of five Texas news stories that captured the nation's attention this month.
Don't let the recent rains fool you: ninety percent of Texas remains in a drought.
And it will affect the steak-loving citizens of the state, as beef prices could jump up to ten percent this year.
Other presidential hopefuls from Texas have gracefully exited the stage when their time was over.
Ten pictures of the moments and themes that defined this year.
Whether you’re enjoying icy oysters on a cold, winter night or you’re sitting through another relative’s diatribe about the economy, we’ll give you something to talk about.
Coach Tom Penders and Houston’s Moment of March Madness in Spokane.
Better close off the balcony too Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, of Houston, requested that a corridor in her Washington, D.C., office building be closed off for eight hours so that she could meet privately with singer Michael Jackson. 4—6 minutes to high cholesterol An eighteen-wheeler overturned on Houston’s…
A Texas football magazine that scores.
It took two decades of shows at honky-tonks filled with frat-boy fans and Aggie admirers, but singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen has his first major-label record deal.
For the longest time, quinceañeras were simple, down-home celebrations held in parish halls and backyards. Then along came the stretch Humvees, the carriages and thrones, the choreographed dance routines, the smoke machines, the climbing walls, and the dinners for four hundred bedazzled guests. One thing remains the same, though: It’s all about the girl.
At the Sweet Potato Festival with Nashville’s next big thing from small-town Texas.
According to Google searches.
Turkey Day is upon us, and an abundance of families will be cooking fall-centric dishes at home tomorrow. In case you’re looking to scrounge up some last-minute Thanksgiving recipes, here are a few offerings from a handful of talented Texas chefs. Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Absinthe Crème Fraîche from Jason Dodge of Péché …
New numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that California added some 142,000 more jobs than Texas in the last twelve months.
Get your salt shaker and limes ready to celebrate that "frozen concoction that helps you hang on."
Happy Presidents' Day! Before the three presidents from Texas were politicians they were ... babies. See baby pictures of LBJ, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush.
Skywatchers (and schlubs who just happened to be outside around 8 p.m. Wednesday night) were treated to the sight of a large meteor streaking across the heavens.
What we'd like to get Rick Perry, Warren Jeffs, Willie Nelson, and other prominent Texans for Christmas.
An Austinite’s profane, sarcastic (and NSFW) map of Texas makes its way around social media, prompting laughs and scoffs.
Come on in, and make yourself at home.
Funny or Die's asteroid spoof proves that state size DOES matter.
The drought leaves nothing untouched. This week the ongoing drought impacts the state’s Christmas tree production, grapes, quail, and peanut butter sandwiches.
Texans who take the time to do their civic duty will consider ten proposed constitutional amendments, while local decisions range from picking Houston's mayor to banning booze on the Comal.
Summer's over, but the drought may never be, and it's affecting everything from tourism to pecan pie to horse welfare.
Virginia Sherwood, Bravo We heard the rumors that the show was coming (and that producers tried to shut down tweets about it). We've read about the state tax breaks and the lawsuit and the omission of our biggest (and completely food-rich) city, Houston. Now the day is finally here: Top Chef: Texas, the ninth season of the cooking competition show, premieres tonight. All the episodes will take place in Austin, Dallas or San Antonio; Paul Qui of Austin's Uchiko and Andrew Curran of Austin's 24 Diner are among the 29 "cheftestants." "Everything is bigger in Texas," writes TV Guide. "And that includes Top Chef." It also includes all the Texas cliches that we'll be seeing on the show ("Saddle Up," says one of Bravo.com's pop-up ads) and in the coverage of it. The premiere (and eight of the season's 14 episodes) takes place in San Antonio, which, as the Express-News' Jennifer McInnis notes, anted up $200,000 to the show's producers via its Convention and Visitor's Bureau (the state provided twice that). Give the producers points for wit, however: the season will feature Pee Wee Herman, whose Pee Wee's Big Adventure took him to the Alamo, as a guest judge. And that particular setting is probably appropriate given that the 29 competitors will shrink to 16 by the end of next week's episode. "It's going to be quite a slaughter there," says Eater Austin, while the Los Angeles Times compared the rapid cut-down to "[Rick] Perry and his state’s tough stance on final justice."
Bravo's cooking competition reality show, which premieres tonight, spends its ninth season in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio.