Xochitl Rodriguez is an artist and El Paso native with deep roots in the mountains of West Texas. Our state’s landscape is part of everything for Rodriguez—from her art to the relationships with the women in her family. Rodriguez is committed to passing the tradition of a wild, untamed spirit…
Mex Step, Easy Lee, and DJ Chicken George, from San Antonio's Third Root, stopped by Texas Monthly to perform "Third Root Radio", a shout out to an underground radio station from Houston.
Nina Diaz has a message for all of the people who, as she says, “try to push you down”: stop. The former Girl in a Coma frontwoman dropped by Texas Monthly for a rendition of “Down” from her 2016 solo album The Beat is Dead.
To celebrate the greatest Texas musician of all time—and to find out why he keeps playing and writing when his peers have all quit or died—reporter Michael Hall visited him on his bus before a show in Austin.
Jorge Avalos is a retired U.S. Army veteran who served for 23 years. In 2011, he was skydiving when his canopy collapsed. The accident paralyzed him from the waist down. After a year of physical therapy, he eventually began to walk—and ride—again. Avalos currently lives with his family in San Antonio.
Where to find the best banh mi, a place you can't leave without an order of tater tots, and a savory shrimp BLT—James Beard Award–winning chef Justin Yu of Theodore Rex guides us on the ultimate (and diverse) food tour of Houston, his hometown.
Located along the Llano River, the Castell General Store offers everything from kayaking and groceries to Cockaroo the rooster and, on Saturdays, delicious barbecue (including some of the best pork steaks in the state). Welcoming you to it all is owner and town character Randy Leifeste. “If…
JT Van Zandt, a fly-fishing guide and son of the late singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt, speaks to the need to make sure Texans have access to the wild things and wild places in our state, both now and for generations to come.
Owner and pitmaster Kim Dunn opened Pit Stop Bar-B-Q in Temple in 2010, after working for decades in fast food. You can order brisket and crunchy coleslaw, or taste Korean flavors in dishes like galbi beef ribs, kimchi-spiked jambalaya, and dumplings.
Everybody loves a good burger, including Texas chef Claire Smith, who owns Alice Blue in Houston.