Philadelphia Eagles safety Anthony Harris flew to Austin to help lift the spirits of eleven-year-old Audrey Soape on a difficult day.
Fermat’s last theorem went unsolved for more than 350 years—and the role of the Tyler oil heir who funded its 1994 solution was largely unknown until this week.
Tiffany Kersten saw 726 species in 48 states, setting a new record for the mind-boggling achievement birders call a Big Year.
This is a reunion we all can shellebrate.
2021 may not have been the best of times, but thanks to countless kindly Texans, it didn’t always feel like the worst either.
After a tragic crash killed Andrews High band director Darin Johns, it was unclear if the school’s ensemble would perform in the town’s Christmas parade—until it got a lot of help.
Students, many of whom go on to work in food science, train by spending as much time as possible in a meat locker studying beef carcasses.
A bar decreed “All I Want for Christmas Is You” non grata, and the queen of Christmas isn’t happy about it.
Houston is 2-0 in the MLB postseason with local furniture magnate Mattress Mack's "Rally Nuns" in attendance.
The Dallas-raised comedian brings his six-year project to a close (and raises thousands for charity).
Composer Justin Sherburn drew on his own experience to write ‘Texas Workforce Commission Hold Music,’ which the agency officially adopted this week.
With an Elle Woods–inspired application video, Lindsay Perry bested the competition for a paid position living, learning, and drinking on a California winery.
Most Texans miss Whataburger when they leave the state. Not many of them are in a position to open their own.
Orion Jean has also donated 100,984 meals and 619 toys, making the rest of us look lazy.
A West Texas oasis, the world's largest spring-fed pool has been closed for the better part of three years.
When a batch of rainbow cookies led to a canceled order, people opened their wallets to support the East Texas shop.
A photo of the Mavs' past and present superstars during Dallas's win over the L.A. Clippers captured an NBA passing of the torch.
The Bearkats are the state’s first FCS winner since the tournament began, and its first NCAA Division I champ since the University of Texas in 2005.
One of the rarest birds in North America is making a comeback.
We’re not crying, you’re crying.
Bow down to the greatness of the Vaqueros, who are the best in the nation (again).
Celebrities and regular folk alike came together to offer hot food, clean water, and warm beds.
“If the country can have a chuckle at my expense today, I’ll accept it," he says.
It's a simple victory in an extremely complex story.
He’s visited the Alamo, waited in line at Franklin Barbecue, and cheered on the Astros (virtually).
Not everything that happened last year was terrible. Here are a few reasons we kept hope alive.
During a very tough year, no Texas CEO did more—for customers, students, and voters.
In Harris County, two public officials fought off legal challenges to hold a successful election in the middle of a pandemic.
The Best Thing in Texas: Detroit Lions Fans Are Donating to Deshaun Watson’s Charity to Thank Him for the Whupping He Gave Their Team
The Lions have been mired in mediocrity—but Deshaun and the Texans may have helped break the fever.
The Best Thing in Texas: Hundreds of People Are Knitting Tiny Sweaters for a Hairless Possum in Lubbock
Are possums ugly? Not when they’re wearing tiny purple sweaters, they’re not!
The Best Thing in Texas: An Austin Teen Is One of the First Girls in the Nation to Earn the Rank of Eagle Scout
Abby Winkelman, 14, says she hopes her achievement will inspire other girls.
We pulled up and opened the trunks of our hearts, and the Harris County Public Library’s instantly iconic pitchman quickly deposited himself inside.
The Best Thing in Texas: Willie Nelson Is Autographing the Face Masks People Send Him to Raise Money for More Face Masks
The redheaded stranger is socially distancing—thank you for your concern.
When the coronavirus forced 83-year-old Herminia Valdez to quarantine, her family found a creative and safe way to lift her spirits.
A Dallas family goes viral once again.
Two beloved Texas institutions team up in a moment of crisis.
The former player racked up his first win temporarily coaching the San Antonio team.
Volunteers from across Texas, the U.S., and abroad have been making the trek to the border to help immigrants trapped in legal limbo.
Last year, countless Texans acted in ways that brought honor to our state—or just made us grin. Here's a look at a few dozen of them.
The flute-playing, body-positive, take-no-prisoners breakout star transformed our ideas of what a pop icon looks and sounds like.
The Best Thing in Texas: The Unranked Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Dramatically Defeat Duke’s Basketball Team
The underdogs beat college ball's powerhouse with an astonishing buzzer beater.
Vampires and private investigators loom large in the Houston rapper's spooky new show.
The rapper continues to lift up those in need in his hometown.
After the longest summer we can remember, the seasons are finally changing.
He’s good at everything!*
The storm’s consequences have been serious, but people affected by it have found ways to be joyful nonetheless.
Over the weekend, she became the first person ever to perform two gymnastics moves.
After last weekend's mass shooting, Ruben Martinez created the viral #ElPasoChallenge to inspire random acts of kindness.
“Coach Tim” has a nice ring to it.