There was a lot of great coverage of happenings in Texas this year. Our staff selected its favorite stories.
2021 may not have been the best of times, but thanks to countless kindly Texans, it didn’t always feel like the worst either.
Last February’s deep freeze and the blackout that followed were brutal. But without the selfless actions of countless Texans, the situation could have been much worse.
Houston housing director Tom McCasland bravely spoke out against suspicious city hall deals—and paid the price.
The rapper and freshly minted Texas Southern University graduate lassoed up trophies and brand deals and gave plenty of Houston shout-outs.
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An A-to-Z list of 25 Lone Star State residents who disgraced themselves last January 6.
Ted Cruz had a very, very, very bad year. Maybe he’ll blame it on his daughters.
Six years after he became governor, we still don’t know what Greg Abbott wants to accomplish—except, as this year made clear, to hold on to office, no matter how many Texans get hurt.
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The book for anyone who has ever felt the lure of the Lone Star State, already loves it, or simply wants to make sense of the place.
Yes, there are at least 100 very good barbecue joints in Texas.
There's a new generation of pitmasters in Texas, and many of them aren't satisfied with simply doing things the same old way. (Though fear not, staunch traditionalists: plenty of them are.)
A funny thing happened on the way to the barbecue joint . . .
The craftsman known for his stereo consoles and other custom pieces takes us into his studio.
These courses are beautiful, fun for all skill levels, and are available to play at a great value. Fairways and greens!
Test your knowledge of Texas Monthly's October 2021 issue. El Paso travel guide, Texas State fair & more.
Tales From ACL Fest: Miley Cyrus’s Janis Joplin Cover and Charley Crockett’s Insane Whataburger Order
The first full-fledged ACL Fest since the start of the pandemic is a wrap. ‘Texas Monthly’ recalls Megan Thee Stallion’s twerk-team auditions and other highlights.
Two-step with Strait, twerk with Megan, and don’t miss these six other acts during the first two weekends in October.
Two Austinites have made it their life’s work to document uses for every wild plant in Texas—a project they say could save humanity.
Katie Nodjimbadem on how she was shaped by her family's unlikely choice to make a home in the Chihuahuan Desert.
These Olympians are worth the midnight coffee.
The poet and performer Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton on risking new connections with nature during a year of tragedy.
Mike Hall tells the story of closing down the legendary Austin club Liberty Lunch in 1999 with a 24-hour performance of Van Morrison’s “Gloria.”
Mimi Swartz remembers her days caring for her father, and the dogs who took care of them both.
DJ El Dusty traces the origins of the record collection that gave him his signature sound and is helping to shape the music of his hometown of Corpus Christi.
Skip Hollandsworth tells the story of tracking down the Goree All Girl String Band, who became national radio sensations in the 1940s before suddenly disappearing.
Reader letters published in our July 2021 issue.
On the debut episode of ‘State of Mind,’ associate editor Cat Cardenas tells the sometimes-magical story of her grandfather and how he built a life in Texas.
What to order for takeout at restaurants around the state, plus some pro tips.
Executive editor Katy Vine presents stories about life in the Lone Star State, from new voices and ones you might recognize.
Video: The University of Houston professor walks us through his process and his award-winning poem "Carbonate of Copper."
Plus, a psych-rock album and the pleasures of homegrown tomatoes.
This week the magazine earned five National Magazine Award nominations and won nine City and Regional Magazine Awards.
Plus: a nine-year-old Texan steals the show in ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ and a podcast revisits the 2003 backlash against the Chicks.
The limited series, from Lionsgate Television, will star Elizabeth Olsen and be written by David E. Kelley.
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It's an uplifting experience. Plus: a new book by photographer Rahim Fortune and performances by two top Texas drag queens.
Plus: a coming-of-age novel set in El Paso and new music from Post Malone and Black Pumas.
As multiple crises unfold across the state, photographers captured Texans doing their damnedest to keep warm and safe.
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Plus: the cult classic ‘Veronica Mars,’ Selena Gomez's new single, and a plant-based burger joint.
Reader letters published in our February issue.
Last month, Donavan Diaz planned as many funerals as he might have in six months pre-pandemic.
Chefs, musicians, gardeners, and one very enthusiastic librarian tell Texas Monthly about their New Year’s rituals and plans for 2021.
The smash singles, country albums, and even a bardcore remix that moved staffers this past year.
Looking for a great read over the holidays? From fiction to memoir, cooking to comics, Texas Monthly writers recommend a few favorites.
Watch the video to follow Bobby Richardson and others as they deliver food, and support, to the families along their routes.