Take a Dip into Austin’s Archives with Hotel Magdalena

Sep 25, 2020 By TM Promotions

To celebrate the opening of Austin’s newest hotel, Texas Monthly has partnered with Hotel Magdalena to look back at some of our favorite photos of the music legends and watering holes that continue to define and inspire the Live Music Capitol of the World.  Nestled in the heart of South…

Opt for Optimism At-Home Challenge

Apr 14, 2020 By TM Promotions

An optimistic mindset is more important than ever. We're sharing 14 days of challenges to help you feel better–emotionally, physically and in money matters. Pick a challenge and revisit the page for daily updates.

The Most Beautiful Classroom In Texas

Mar 24, 2020 By TM Promotions

Set apart from the flurry of activity on Texas A&M’s campus – the nation’s largest university with nearly 70,000 students – tucked away on a gorgeous, seven-acre plot of land is The Leach Teaching Gardens.

Whatawedding Recap

Mar 10, 2020 By TM Promotions

Whataburger hosted weddings and vow renewals for some of their biggest fans at select restaurants across the great state of Texas this Valentine’s Day.

Doug’s Gym was recognized, if at all, by its vintage sign with the out-of-step promise of “reducing & weight gaining.” It was this sign, in fact, that originally caught Diamond’s eye. But when he first walked up the gym’s sagging steps, the last thing on his mind was building muscle and losing weight. The truth is, Diamond was feeling a little lost. He’d recently retired from a career as a doctor specializing in interventional radiology and was, in his words, “still coming to grips” with thirty years of seeing people in terrible and often incurable situations. The gym’s peeling paint and dark corners spoke to him—about years passing by, about mortality, and our ability to change. And so three times a week for six months he photographed a gym tinged with cigar smoke and sheltered from time.
The Dallas Gym That Time Forgot

Feb 15, 2020 By Bill Shapiro

In 2018, the cavernous, old-school Doug's Gym closed after 55 years in business. A new book of photos recaptures the space in all its gritty, unchanging glory.

South Padre Island Experience

Feb 5, 2020 By TM Studio

Rain or shine, South Padre Island is a beautiful place to get away. Whether you’re a snow bird seeking warmer weather, a foodie looking for exquisite cuisine, or an angler looking for the next big catch, this coastal destination is the place to be.

Texas Optimism Project + Frost Bank Campus Events: 2019 Recap

Dec 16, 2019 By TM Studio

The Texas Optimism Project organized a campus speaker series at Texas universities to spark practical conversations about optimism. In 2018, we hosted events at four universities and discussion topics ranged from global health and entrepreneurship to mindfulness and creativity. This year, optimism was spread to students…

2019: Texas Monthly LIVE Recap

Dec 16, 2019 By TM Promotions

 Texas Monthly LIVE returned for a second season, taking the show on a tour across Texas. Attendees experienced a live issue of the magazine reimagined for a theater audience. Mixing music, video, and narration, this special ninety-minute performance took audience members on a storytelling journey they’ll never forget. Texas Monthly LIVE featured…

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More Than a Game

Oct 8, 2019 By Michael J. Mooney

One month after a man from Plano drove to El Paso and murdered 22 people, a high school football game between the two communities became a chance to heal.

South Padre Island Experience

Sep 6, 2019 By TM Promotions

This summer, Ana Cruz, author of the lifestyle blog Rollos De Mujeres, paid her first visit to South Padre Island. From dolphin watching to family waterparks, Cruz’s trip to the Texas Coast was one for the books.

Five Ways to Say “Spa-ahh” This Fall

Aug 26, 2019 By TM Promotions

Sometimes one has to get away in order to get back to one’s true self. Whether you’re looking for a rejuvenating weekend getaway or a far-flung all-encompassing retreat, here are five sanctuaries worth savoring.