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Roar Of The Crowd
In the piece “Selena, Role Model” [April 2021], why are you trying to say that we’ve put Selena on a pedestal and “maybe it’s time to take her off”? It implies that fans give our allegiance to Selena like she was a cult leader. She was a singer her f
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Subsidy Shuffle
In a spring morning more than three decades ago, Don Henderson took the microphone in a hearing room at the Texas Capitol and urged his fellow state senators to give the oil patch more love. The Houston Republican, a lawyer closely allied with the fo
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The Texanist
Q: Do you wish that Greer County were still a part of Texas instead of Oklahoma? ERNEST SIMPSON, ALTUS, OKLAHOMA A: Yes, Mr. Simpson, the Texanist does wish that the former Greer County, Texas, were still Greer County, Texas. The fact that this glori
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Flight Risks
Perhaps in the distant future historians in far-flung corners of the solar system will note that the twenty-first-century Texas space program did not get off to a particularly strong start. The first proper test of the Starship, the (aspirationally)
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Beer and Barbecue: A Natural Pairing
The craft beer and barbecue movements in Texas have grown hand in hand over the past decade. Despite the similar devotion of their fans and dedication of their practitioners, however, they haven’t exactly had a symbiotic relationship but for the occa
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Goodbye, Bluebonnets Hello, Green Linoleum
WHEN Dave Hickey shuttered his gallery, A Clean Well-Lighted Place, fifty years ago, it was the end of a brief, delightful moment in the history of Texas art. During its life span, from 1967 to sometime around 1971 (everyone is a little hazy on the d
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Why Do We Celebrate Juneteenth?
In the historic Black neighborhood where I grew up in Dallas, a parade would roll off the lot of New Mount Zion Baptist Church on June 19, or the Saturday closest to it, and wend its way through a community where many of the streets were named for in
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Can an Austin Burger Win Over San Antonio?
Alarge double chocolate milkshake takes eighteen seconds to make at P. Terry’s Burger Stand. At least it does in the practiced hands of Kathy Terry, cofounder of the Austin-based chain. On this bright Friday afternoon, at a recently opened location i
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Nothing Beside Remains
THE Permian Basin has a way of making you feel small. The sheer scale of its geography, the never-ending horizon, that big sky. Traveling through this dusty, mostly flat, nearly treeless region of West Texas, one gets a sense of being at sea, adrift
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The Next Battle Of The Alamo!
Kaye Tucker thought she had come up with a clever idea. If everything fell into place just right, she could accomplish two things at once: transform the Alamo into a worldclass historical site and help an aging British rock star clean out his basemen
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Fair-weather Friend
Sometimes the easy park gives you the most trouble. You expect challenges at a place like far-flung Bentsen–Rio Grande Valley State Park, at the very southern edge of the state, where I and my trusty sidekick, Emily, spent a dark night in a lonely te
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Chain Saws and Chicken-Fried Steak
Senior editor Paula Mejía recently revisited an activity she had tried only briefly as a teenager: skateboarding. She also recently experimented with an art medium she’d never considered before: chain-saw wood sculpting. “I’m not handy in the least,”
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Rosé To The Occasion
Since 2015, rosé has been one of the fastest-growing wine categories in the country: the pink-hued beverage is relatively affordable, low in alcohol, immensely versatile, and appealing to a range of palates. Its popularity is good news for Texas wine
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The Ghosts Of Comanche Crossing
EVERY JUNETEENTH, as soon as Pamela Baker got to Booker T. Washington Park, she’d race to the merry-go-round, squeeze through the swarm of shrieking kids, grab one of the shiny rails, and hold on tight. After a few minutes, she would jump off and dar
Texas Monthly1 min cititeRegional & Ethnic
Après-float
For easy takeout seven days a week, Bergheim Pizza Company (1) is about six miles southwest of Guadalupe River State Park, on the way to Boerne. On the ample menu are calzones, wings, salads, sandwiches, and a full roster of pies, like the Turf & Tur
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EDITOR IN CHIEF Dan Goodgame DESIGN DIRECTOR Emily Kimbro DEPUTY EDITOR Jeff Salamon FEATURES DIRECTOR J._K. Nickell MANAGING EDITOR Anna Walsh EDITOR, NEW STORY PLATFORMS Megan Creydt EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, TEXASMONTHLY.COM Michelle Williams EXECUTIVE
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OPENING A SMALL-TOWN BOOKSTORE DURING THE PANDEMIC WAS “THE CRAZIEST THING WE EVER DID” Author Ryan Holiday had braced himself for adversity when he and his wife decided early last year to open a bookshop in Bastrop—but he wasn’t prepared for the del
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A Traveler At Houston’s Hobby Airport Was Caught Trying To Hide Crystal …
… meth inside a breakfast taco. Animal shelter volunteers found a poodle roaming the streets of Corpus Christi and returned him to his owners in New Mexico—four years after he went missing. A 53-year-old man allegedly stabbed, nonfatally, the manager
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An Anchor In The Sea Of Time
It was probably somewhere on a two-lane highway in North Texas below the Red River. I was thirteen, scrunched in the back seat with my two brothers and sister on our way to visit family in Oklahoma for Christmas. I stared blankly outward at the world
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The State
Sparkling water runs over rocks in Guadalupe River State Park on April 27, 2021. ■
Texas Monthly20 min cititeRegional & Ethnic
The Dining Guide Takeout Edition
THESE PAGES OFFER A CHANGING SELECTION OF RESTAURANT REVIEWS EACH MONTH. Prior to May 2020, Texas Monthly reviewed in-restaurant dining. From May through October, reviews were not published because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting with November 202
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Oklahoma
HERD IMMUNITY MEANS SOMETHING DIFFERENT AT THE WILDLIFE REFUGE. Why did the Longhorn cross the road? To get back to Texas. That’s the hilarious joke I told my kids as one of the impressive ungulates ambled down the asphalt past our SUV. We had stoppe
Texas Monthly10 min cititeMedical
Biotech’s Third Coast
When a winter storm and a mismanaged power grid hobbled much of Texas in mid-February, Thomas Page and his team couldn’t afford to shelter at home. For seven months they’d been working around the clock to make the key ingredient for two vaccines—thei
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Get Your Kicks
Route 66 Oklahoma offers more miles of driving on this classic highway than any other state. The verdant eastern stretch cuts through Tulsa, where a short (let’s call it mandatory) detour brings you to Cain’s Ballroom, known as the home of Bob Wills
Texas Monthly19 min cititeRegional & Ethnic
The Dining Guide Takeout Edition
THESE PAGES OFFER A CHANGING SELECTION OF RESTAURANT REVIEWS EACH MONTH. Prior to May 2020, Texas Monthly reviewed in-restaurant dining. From May through October, reviews were not published because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting with November 202
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This Too Shall Pass
Anyone who has read Jenny Lawson’s work knows that the 47-year-old writer suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. Once, it made her finger swell up like a Ball Park hot dog. Another time, her ankle got so big that it looked as if she were wearing a “singl
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Machine Learning
When it comes to margaritas, on the rocks is good. Up is better. That said, there is a time and place (summer, Texas) when a frozen cocktail becomes urgently necessary. The trick is pulverizing the ice, a challenge for all but the brawniest of blende
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Book A Room
One of three new or renovated hotels in New Orleans Do you really need a reason? THE CHLOE What could be more New Orleans than staying in a nineteenth-century mansion on St. Charles Avenue with the streetcar passing by? The intimate Chloe, which open
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Cold Justice
Shirley Napier had a good Valentine’s Day. For that, Steven Napier is thankful. This year, he bought two boxes of Russell Stover chocolates to go with the card and the flowers. (One box for her. One for him.) “Women love flowers, and most women rarel
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EDITOR IN CHIEF Dan Goodgame DESIGN DIRECTOR Emily Kimbro DEPUTY EDITOR Jeff Salamon FEATURES DIRECTOR J.K. Nickell MANAGING EDITOR Anna Walsh EDITOR, NEW STORY PLATFORMS Megan Creydt EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, TEXASMONTHLY.COM Michelle Williams EXECUTIVE E
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