West Texas

The Earth Below

Dec 21, 2016 By Sterry Butcher

The skies of West Texas are so grand that it’s easy to forget how much is going on under our feet.

Chilton
The Chilton

Apr 20, 2016 By Courtney Bond

West Texas’s claim on this fizzy, lemony cocktail is unprovable? We’ll drink to that.

Gone Loco

Jun 12, 2015 By Sterry Butcher

This year’s heavy rains have brought countless blessings to West Texas—and one very nasty weed.

A Mighty Wind

May 7, 2015 By Eric Benson

In drought-ravaged West Texas, cotton farmers find good omens in unlikely places.

Learning to Roughneck

Mar 4, 2015 By Christian Wallace

Growing up in the Permian Basin, I thought I had a sense of what it was like working the oilfields. Turns out I didn’t know a damn thing.

Consider the Chicken

Feb 3, 2015 By Sterry Butcher

The competition at the Big Bend Livestock Show is fierce. But treat your animal right and you might get to be number four with a pullet.

Trip Guide: Marfa

Nov 20, 2014 By Jordan Breal

It’s the favorable acreage-to-other-humans ratio that draws most visitors, who come for the space that this Chihuahuan Desert outpost has in spades.

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.

Cat Power

Jun 5, 2014 By Sterry Butcher

How one feline (and then a couple more, and then another) conquered both our hearts and our mice.

Afraid of Losing the Dark

Jan 9, 2014 By Sonia Smith

The McDonald Observatory, celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary this year, forges ahead with groundbreaking research and crusades to keep the night skies of West Texas pristine and unadulterated.

What Is Art?

Oct 21, 2013 By Francesca Mari

When Playboy Enterprises—yes, that Playboy Enterprises—erected a forty-foot-tall sculpture near Marfa, it was convinced the town would appreciate its take on the local art scene. Instead it started a revealing debate.