Ice House

Do We Need Another Confederate Monument in Texas?

At a time when many Confederate monuments are coming down, this one in Orange, Texas is still under construction.

02/28/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Not Kidding

Young Sheldon Is...Not Bad?

The Big Bang Theory offshoot is a surprisingly charming East Texas family sitcom.

10/11/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Pop Culture Handbook

What The Big Bang Theory Gets Right About "East Texas"

... and what it doesn't.

06/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

Along the San Jacinto River, Cleaning Up a Decades-Old Disaster

After toxic dioxin was linked to an increase in local cancer rates, the EPA's proposed plan could finally mitigate this ongoing environmental disaster.

12/30/2016 By Paul DeBenedetto

Ice House

Betting on the Fate of Gambling in Texas

At Naskila, the Alabama-Coushatta tribe hopes to keep the lights on inside its 24-hour gaming facility as Texas tackles its right to operate a casino.

10/24/2016 By Adam Doster

Eating (Way) Out

Pasta Worth a Drive to Palestine

A Philadelphia native brings his Italian heritage to East Texas.

03/03/2016 By Alice Levitt

Under 100

100 Miles of Less: Get Off the Grid in the Big Slough

Ever wondered what Texas looked like before we paved a bunch of it?

01/26/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Under 100

100 Miles or Less: Onalaska

A picturesque peninsula on Lake Livingston offers a swift, simple retreat.

01/05/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Texas Travel

Strollin' With Bones

Jefferson, the spookiest (and prettiest) town in East Texas hosts its annual twilight graveyard walk.

04/18/2013 By John Lomax