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A Houston Photo Exhibit Captures the Sense of Solidarity From the Pandemic’s Early Days

A Houston Photo Exhibit Captures the Sense of Solidarity From the Pandemic’s Early Days

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August 11, 2020
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A North Texan’s Guide to the Cult of H-E-B

A North Texan’s Guide to the Cult of H-E-B

Sort ByFilter ByLocationsTypeView ResultsFiltersIf you see Frisco mayor Jeff Cheney this week, check his socks. They might be emblazoned with the logo of H-E-B, the privately held, San Antonio–based grocery chain that sells foodstuffs, housewares, and sundries with a Texas bent. Cheney, a 47-year-old Houston native, counts himself as one of H-E-B’s many fans, but until this week, he had to travel south if he had a hankering for H-E-B’s Texas-shaped white-corn tortilla chips or its Texas Heritage brand of smoked sausage. Way south.Although the grocery chain has more than 420 stores and is...

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Miranda Lambert’s Parents Really, Really Want You to Visit Their Hometown

Miranda Lambert’s Parents Really, Really Want You to Visit Their Hometown

Sort ByFilter ByLocationsTypeView ResultsFiltersTexas Monthly’s  series explores the culture and history of destinations off the beaten path, offering advice on where to stay, eat, and sightsee. Driving east on Interstate 20 through the towering hardwood trees of the , you might zoom right by the exit that leads you to Lindale, population six thousand—if it weren’t for a giant billboard boasting its claim to fame as the hometown of country music icon Miranda Lambert. That same larger-than-life advertisement also highlights the charming burg as a . It’s an official designation by...

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What Makes Beto Run—Again?

What Makes Beto Run—Again?

Sort ByFilter ByLocationsTypeView ResultsFiltersDepending on where in Texas Beto O’Rourke was speaking, his campaign speeches during his 49-day summer tour of the state could go one of a few ways. In places where he was addressing enthusiastic supporters, the Democratic candidate for governor would swagger into the center of the room—wherever possible, he holds his events in the round, a nod to ancient Greek theater that seems appropriate for someone who named his first son Ulysses—and begin by declaring that he had “big news” to deliver. He’d take his time before revealing that news:...

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This Dallas Tex-Mex Spot Ruins a Good Meal With Distasteful Decor

This Dallas Tex-Mex Spot Ruins a Good Meal With Distasteful Decor

Sort ByFilter ByLocationsTypeView ResultsFiltersAt Odelay, a new Tex-Mex restaurant on the edge of Park Cities in Dallas, a mural on an interior wall features a bird’s-eye view of Juárez, Mexico, at night. A propeller plane flies above the city. On the bottom left of the painting is a pile of cash; on the bottom right, a handgun. Between the money and the gun are the words: “El Señor de los Cielos,” or “Lord of the Skies.”Chef-owner Julian Barsotti denies the painting is an homage to Amado Carrillo Fuentes, the onetime leader of the Juárez cartel who died in 1997. But the references are...

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Shangela, the Texan Drag Superstar, Draws From Her Paris Upbringing in a New HBO Series

Shangela, the Texan Drag Superstar, Draws From Her Paris Upbringing in a New HBO Series

Sort ByFilter ByLocationsTypeView ResultsFiltersShangela:Texas Monthly: Hi! How’s Paris, Texas, these days?S:TM: What have you been enjoying about being back home?S: TM: Tell me about Paris. What was it like for you growing up there?S:TM: How did you first discover drag?S: TM: And how did you get started in drag?S: TM: After leaving Texas, you went out to California. Is that where you first heard about RuPaul’s Drag Race?S:TM: What was the audition process like?S:TM: At what point did you end up talking to your family about this?S:TM: In We’re Here, you’re working with people who...

May 12, 2020
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The Film That Set the Standard on How Not to Portray Texas

The Film That Set the Standard on How Not to Portray Texas

Sort ByFilter ByLocationsTypeView ResultsFiltersFilmmakers have long been drawn to “the Texan” as a character type. Our series  revisits some of the most notable of these portrayals, from the legendary to the ludicrous, to determine what they say about how the world sees Texas—and how we see ourselves.   When it comes to films about Texas, it’s hard not to get hung up on the clothes. All too often, movie Texans look as though they got dressed inside a Spirit Halloween store: ten-gallon hats and cow-skull bolo ties, belt buckles the size of dinner plates, and shiny snakeskin...

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The Legend of Old Rip Was Pretty Unbelievable

The Legend of Old Rip Was Pretty Unbelievable

Sort ByFilter ByLocationsTypeView ResultsFilters turns fifty in October 2022. Each week until then, we’ll share  from the show’s history and behind-the-scenes reflections from TCR’s creator and host, Bob Phillips. My mother always said one of the most unforgivable things you can do is lie.“It’s not what you did, it’s the lie you told when you said you didn’t do it,” she told me several times when I was a little kid. I suspect lots of kids heard similar chastisements from their parents.It’s a funny thing, then, that after all those warnings about telling the truth, I grew...

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A Legendary 100-Year-Old Carousel Will Spin Again in Austin 

A Legendary 100-Year-Old Carousel Will Spin Again in Austin 

Sort ByFilter ByLocationsTypeView ResultsFiltersAt Playland Park in San Antonio, the carousel was always spinning. Even if there were no passengers, owner Jimmy Johnson instructed the operator to keep it whirling. It had four technicolor wooden horses to a row, 52 jumpers in all. Built as a traveling carousel, it could be broken down and packed away on wagons every night as the carnival moved from town to town. But from 1943 to 1980, the carousel didn’t budge from its spot at the front of the park on the corner of Broadway and Alamo. Chances were, as Johnson knew, any kid walking past would...

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On Texas Campuses, Student-Run Newspapers Have Become Crucial Sources of Coronavirus News

On Texas Campuses, Student-Run Newspapers Have Become Crucial Sources of Coronavirus News

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