From a homing pigeon in flight to a kayaking trip on the lower Pecos River, these are our favorite images from the year.
Powerful images that trace the arc of this truly historic year.
Japanese native Nao Tomii applies his sculpting background to the handmade bikes he produces at his Austin workshop.
Even during the pandemic, visitors still travel to the Rio Grande Valley to hear the musical stylings of the famous devotional group.
Nearly fifty years ago, photographer Geoff Winningham spent months documenting wrestlers, and the fans who cheered them on, for his book ‘Friday Night in the Coliseum.’
The Thompson Dallas hotel has transformed the First National Bank tower into a sleek and sophisticated space. Luxury residences and shops are coming soon, too.
Thirty years after Buzz Bissinger’s bestseller chronicled the Permian Panthers’ 1988 season, these black and white photos are as compelling as ever.
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…
The 1928 Commodore Perry mansion has been restored to its former glory and turned into an upscale resort unlike anything in the city. Join us on a virtual tour.
Demonstrations and vigils took place all over the state—from major cities to small towns.
Students have found themselves celebrating milestones like prom, graduation, and Eagle Scout ceremonies virtually because of the pandemic.
Transport yourself during your next video conference or Zoom happy hour using beautiful images submitted by your fellow Texans.
The best male player in the U.S.—who is six feet ten inches tall—and his wife find what they need in a Highland Park home in Dallas.
Images from across the state capture our eerily historic moment.
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.
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.
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.
Julie and Bruce Webb's upstairs abode is filled with l'objets d'hearth that are as eclectic as what's downstairs.
Celebrating the era when the Big Boys and Butthole Surfers made music that was loud and fast and dangerous.
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.
Unearth the beauty of Arizona with Matthew Johnson as he captures the landscape through his camera lens. Where painted buttes and prickly cacti live, so does the spirit of the wild.
Photographer John Dyer’s iconic photos of the fallen singer are being shown for the first time.
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.
Owners Rhianna and Cyrus Shennum, who specialize in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century jewelry, honor tradition with their custom pieces.
This Marfa getaway takes advantage of the incredible desert and mountain views in every possible way.
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…
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…
Created by over 100 local artists, House of Eternal Return is a wildly imaginative, 20,000-square-foot space designed to inspire participants of all ages.
Embrace your own brand of wellness by planning a new adventure or self-care retreat in the new year.
The Dallas entrepreneur turned to a favorite children's book for inspiration.
Across the state, custom bootmaking legends and their successors are building on a handcrafted tradition with a dizzying array of styles.
Houston celebrity jeweler Johnny Dang makes toothy accessories that shine big and bright.
The master bootmakers at Little’s, in San Antonio, demonstrate what goes into a fine boot.
Dozens of Azteca dancers, clad in regalia, came together during Austin’s largest Día de los Muertos celebration.
Every night of the week, revelers walk into Sacrament Tattoo to get inked.
The Houston rapper's homage to his hometown's bygone theme park included performances by many musical luminaries.
The coffee table book ‘Marfa Gardens’ proves that there’s more to desert flora than cactus and agave.
A new book celebrates a pair of well-established African American and Latino communities that are disappearing from Texas's fastest-growing city.
Waco native Cameron Morris customizes hats for Texans including Aaron Watson and Charley Crockett.
Fringe, rhinestones, and boots were in full display at the Austin music festival.
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.
Trent Lesikar’s ongoing ’The Shape of Texas’ series teases out connections between the state’s different eras.
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.
Kroj dresses have a significant role in WestFest, a yearly Texas Czech festival.
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.
The couple's Dripping Springs ranch is a country dream with antiques, art, and lots of animals.
Chefs Todd Duplechan and Jessica Maher bring their Texas interpretation of Goan cuisine to the new Arrive East Austin Hotel.
As the official hotel of the PGA TOUR®, a round of golf at Omni Hotels & Resorts leaves you with more than just a score. Discover for yourself how championship golf is meant to be played.
The Fort Worth eatery, named in honor of his twin daughters, includes bocce courts and vegetable gardens. You'll also find a Texas twist on Italian classics.
Diana Natalicio has collected a few hundred UTEP tops over the decades—and has something to say about each of them.