The Made in Texas Gift Guide

Nov 20, 2017 By Lauren Smith Ford

Enterprising Texans of all stripes are dreaming up and creating everything from better bicycles and baseball bats to stunning furniture and fashion. We’ve scoured the state to round up 100 Made in Texas gifts (for everyone on your list) that represent the current heyday of Texas creativity.

Is It the Rockets’ Time?

May 19, 2015 By Dan Solomon

The last Texas team standing has their work cut out for them in a series against the white-hot Golden State Warriors. But it just may be time for a relaunch of Clutch City. 

The Ultimate Texas Gift Guide 2014

Dec 3, 2014 By Jordan Breal

Puzzling over what to buy your favorite fifth-generation Texan? Scratching your head over what to send to your Texas relatives who now reside out of state? Wondering what to get the family next door who just moved here from California? Let this roundup of gift-worthy items—inspired by a few of my favorite Texas Monthly features—be your guide.

James H. Evans’s Ranch Project

Sep 25, 2014 By John Spong

The photographer from Big Bend known for stunning landscapes gets out of his comfort zone. Here, a first look at several images from his latest collection.

Are Buses the Future of Texas Travel?

Apr 23, 2014 By Dan Solomon

Without the inefficiency of air travel and the impossibility of high-speed rail, business travelers might well be looking at a future of riding the bus between Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. 

The Checklist

Apr 11, 2014 By Jeff Salamon

What to hear, read, attend, and look at this month to achieve maximum Texas literacy.

Austin Is One of “Top Tastiest Towns”

Apr 10, 2013 By Layne Lynch

More than half a million votes have been tallied, and Austin has been named one of the top ten Tastiest Towns in the South by Southern Living magazine. (Funny enough, the Huffington Post recently snubbed Austin, calling it one of the ten most overrated travel destinations in the country.) In early January,…

How Safe is Mexico?

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

For a third straight year, the Texas Department of Public Safety advised vacationers to stay away from the country, but a Mexican ambassador says the warning has a "clear-cut political agenda."


Dec 1, 2010 By Jordan Breal

Anchored by a lively square, this Hill Country haven attracts artists, musicians, and spirited shoppers.

Merry Tex-mas

Dec 1, 2001 By Anne Dingus

Break out the hog-bladder balloons and get ready to chase livestock! It's time for a look at Texas' Christmas past.

That’s the Ticket

Dec 1, 1998 By Joe Nick Patoski

The airlines are locked in a fiercely competitive war. Should you try to benefit? Discount-travel guru Tom Parsons says: All’s fare.