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Houston Furniture Salesman Mattress Mack Makes Eye-Popping Bet on the Astros

Houston Furniture Salesman Mattress Mack Makes Eye-Popping Bet on the Astros

Houston furniture salesman Jim McIngvale—better known as Mattress Mack—has made headlines for his bets with customers to reimburse their mattress purchases if the Astros win the World Series. With the Astros among the favorites this year, he’s hedging his bet with a $3.5 million wager on the Astros winning the World Series at a Mississippi Casino.

After Tackling Topics like Al Qaeda and Scientology, Texas Writer Lawrence Wright Is Now onto Examining the Lone Star State

After Tackling Topics like Al Qaeda and Scientology, Texas Writer Lawrence Wright Is Now onto Examining the Lone Star State

Wright, 71, welcomed 2018 with the Hulu miniseries The Looming Tower, based on his 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning book about Al-Qaeda and 9/11. Then came the world premiere of his play Cleo, about the love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton during filming of the 1963 epic Cleopatra. Most recently, Wright played a key role in the acclaimed documentary Three Identical Strangers, which is informed by a study he unearthed in his 1997 book, Twins.

Houston Astros Reflect on Their Success and Why They Love Their City

Houston Astros Reflect on Their Success and Why They Love Their City

After several tough seasons of rebuilding and an unpopular move from the National League to the American League, the team capped its recovery last fall with its first World Series title.

They did it with a roster of charismatic young players who breathed new life into fans across Houston and beyond. But as they were coalescing into a contender last summer, Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston, leaving the city desperate for a break in the clouds.

El Paso Young-adult Author Benjamin Alire Sáenz Explores the Outliers

El Paso Young-adult Author Benjamin Alire Sáenz Explores the Outliers

Don’t be surprised if you fall in love with the characters in Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s fiction. Be it with two high school friends taking on the world in his celebrated young-adult novels, or with people stumbling through loss in his short stories, or with the shining voice of his poetry, the El Paso-based writer expands your perspective and opens your heart.

Why Mattress Mack Means so Much to Houston

Why Mattress Mack Means so Much to Houston

Jim McIngvale moved to Houston in 1981 with $5,000 and a dream to build a furniture empire. Within a few years, the founder of Gallery Furniture had become a local household name as “Mattress Mack,” the pitchman featured in the retailer’s zany low-budget commercials.

A Conversation with Austinite Turk Pipkin, a Former Juggling Clown Who Became a Writer, Actor, and Humanitarian

A Conversation with Austinite Turk Pipkin, a Former Juggling Clown Who Became a Writer, Actor, and Humanitarian

A West Texas native, Pipkin grew up in San Angelo and on his family’s ranch at the headwaters of the South Llano River. His tendencies as a class clown led to a career as a juggling comedian, Hollywood screenwriter and actor, and film director. He’s shared stages with Robin Williams and Harry Anderson; held recurring roles on HBO’s The Sopranos and The Leftovers; and even written a New York Times best-selling book with a famous country musician/golfing buddy—The Tao of Willie: A Guide to Happiness in Your Heart.

Lukas Nelson Jumps out of Willie’s Shadow

Lukas Nelson Jumps out of Willie’s Shadow

Lukas Nelson comes by his success honestly; never mind that his father happens to be one of Texas’ most beloved musicians.

Behind the Lens of Dallas Photographer Laura Wilson

Behind the Lens of Dallas Photographer Laura Wilson

For more than four decades, photographer Laura Wilson has been documenting the American West—and Texas in particular.

Talking Baseball and Country Music with Charley Pride

Talking Baseball and Country Music with Charley Pride

Charley Pride moved to Dallas for the same reasons that people have flocked to the city for generations: He was chasing a dream, and Big D provided easy airport access.

Enduring Love

Enduring Love

It’s easy to love West Texas. The attractions of the Big Sky country are obvious. The openly bold landscape refuses to be ignored.

Magazine Wins 2014 IRMA Awards

Magazine Wins 2014 IRMA Awards

Texas Highways magazine won 17 awards at the annual International Regional Magazine Association conference and awards ceremony held in San Diego, Calif.

The Unexpected Journey

The Unexpected Journey

I am a planner. I arrive hours early for flights, almost that early for doctor’s appointments and even —much to my child’s annoyance — movies.

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