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Homeplace

A Texas Home with a Modern Take on Tradition

How Southern comforts warm up a shape-shifting design in Dallas

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Food & Drink

Deep-Fried Delicacies from the State Fair of Texas

Each year the Big Tex Choice Awards honor the Lone Star State’s zaniest food concoctions

Artists

A New-Age Texas Troubadour

Charley Crockett on his redemptive life story and new autobiographical album, The Valley

Anatomy of a Classic

Chicken-Fried Steak the Lone-Star State Way

How does a Texas chef do the Southern classic? Bigger and better, of course

Food & Drink

One of the Hottest Tickets in Southern Barbecue

At Houston chef Chris Shepherd’s fifth annual Southern Smoke Festival, the food is good, and the causes are even better. Tickets to the October gathering are now on sale

Drinks

Pickle-Flavored Seltzer? Only in Texas

Austin-based sparkling water company Big Swig just debuted a briny new flavor

Food & Drink

Texas Barbecue: A Love Story

At Valentina’s Tex Mex, the Vidal family are putting their own spin on barbecue—one smoked brisket taco at a time

Land & Conservation

Dreaming of Monster Fish

The powerful pull of the ancient alligator gar draws a North Carolina writer deep into the Texas mud

Travel

The Too-Muchness of Galveston

Elizabeth McCracken on the city’s cotton-candy-sticky amusement—and how to escape it

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G&G Party Pics

Austin Derby Social

G&G and Maker’s Mark host a Kentucky Derby viewing party in Austin, Texas

First Listen

An Ode to Topo Chico

In a new song from forthcoming album Texas Piano Man, singer-songwriter Robert Ellis crafts a rollicking tribute to his favorite fizzy beverage

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Arts & Culture

Miles and Miles of Texas

Austin, Texas, photographer and entrepreneur Jay B. Sauceda shares glimpses of his home state

Food & Drink

The Vibrant New Texas Food Town

Three leaders dish on Fort Worth’s buzzing restaurant scene

Music

Five Must-Visit Spots in Fort Worth

Where to stop for Cowtown music and mingling

Weekends

A Wild Night in Cowtown

The home of soul sensation Leon Bridges, Fort Worth (don’t call it Dallas) has a vibe all its own. Take a rollicking ride through the city’s blossoming music scene

Music

An Interview with Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett

The two Texas songwriting legends share a forty-year friendship. This fall, they’ll also be sharing the stage

Made in the South

Keeping a Rustic Furniture Tradition Alive in Texas

Meet the San Antonio artisan who’s bringing the art of faux bois to new eyes—and homes

Made in the South

The Sharpest Shirts in Texas

Texas’s Dos Carolinas turns guayaberas a— Latin American wardrobe staple—into bespoke works of art

Food & Drink

Welcome to BBQ University

Armed with a notebook, a hairnet, an appetite, and plenty of Dr Pepper, a novice backyard warrior enters the hallowed halls of meat science for an intensive lesson in fire, wood, smoke, and plain old great Texas ’cue

Southern Focus

Blanco River, Texas

Photographer Kenny Braun captures the Texas Hill Country