Texas Monthly

82 articles

Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives

Inside the political battle over reproductive rights in Texas.


The Road to Damascus

While a Marine stationed in Afghanistan, Austin Tice decided he wanted to become a war photographer. He entered Syria and filed stories for McClatchy and the Washington Post. Then he disappeared.


The Day Treva Throneberry Disappeared

A high school student disappears, only to turn up more than 10 years later – posing as a high school student.


Silence at Baylor

How a Texas university eagerly accepted a top football player as a transfer even though he had just been kicked off another school’s team for a previous incident of violence involving a female student.


Amor Prohibido

The meaning of Selena, 20 years after her death.


The Talented Mr. Khater

A 23-year-old living in Chile was suddenly attacked and buried alive by her roommate. She later learned she wasn’t his first – or last – victim.


For the Mouth Speaks

After a member of the Church of Wells abruptly left the group (which may or may not be a cult), many held out hope. A week later she went back, and the church’s elders are eager to explain why.

Previously: Sinners in the Hands

The Gang’s All Here

The Bandidos, Texas’s biggest motorcycle gang, say goodbye to one of their own.


A Deadly Dance

A doctor loses the woman of his dreams and hires a broke friend to help get her back. The plan is to prank her new boyfriend. Today, they’re in jail for murder.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Skip Hollandsworth

To Love and to Cherish

The love story behind the battle over gay marriage in Texas.