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We Will Not Be Tamed: Xochitl Rodriguez

May 25, 2018 By TM Promotions

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…

Sound Check: Third Root

May 24, 2018 By Texas Monthly

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.

Sound Check: Nina Diaz

May 10, 2018 By Anna Donlan

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.

On the Bus With Willie and His Boys

Apr 27, 2018 By Texas Monthly

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.

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We Will Not Be Tamed: Jorge Avalos

Apr 20, 2018 By TM Promotions

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. 

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Tastemakers: Houston

Apr 9, 2018 By Lauren Smith Ford

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.

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Small Town Smokers: Castell General Store

Apr 2, 2018 By Anna Donlan

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…

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We Will Not Be Tamed: JT Van Zandt

Mar 30, 2018 By TM Promotions

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.

Kim Dunn Pit Stop Barbeque
Small Town Smokers: Pit Stop Bar-B-Q

Mar 5, 2018 By Texas Monthly

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.