Don’t miss the best concerts, festivals and events going on around the state. Sign up for our free Drop Everything List newsletter for our weekly roundup and never let your blue eyes cry in the rain (link in profile). Photograph by James Minchin, courtesy of Shock Ink. (at Texas Monthly)

The intrigue of a donut taco kicks off this morning’s editorial meeting. Yes, that’s a taco with a donut for a tortilla. No, we don’t want to talk about our cholesterol. (at Texas Monthly)

Dog days of summer indeed. TGIF y’all! ✌️😎 #myfavetexas #Repost from @edeneastaustin #thirsty (at Texas Monthly)

Are you getting the itch for seeing all our great state has to offer? Need to add to our #myfavetexas collection? For destination ideas, festival dates and travel deals from our partners, check out our free Traveling Texan newsletter! Link in profile. (at Texas Monthly)

If you think you know a thing or two about being hot, go stand next to this fire on a steamy August afternoon. You’re welcome. #myfavetexas #Repost from @jaimiemuehlhausen This is the pit at Smitty’s in Lockhart, TX. The fire has been going for over 100 years. We literally got the last rack of ribs they had after driving 40 minutes to get there. #bbq #smittys #lockhart #ribs (at Texas Monthly Magazine)

One of the coolest things in San Antonio #myfavetexas #Repost from @queenbrocks largest #virginmary #mosaic in the world πŸ™ #mothermary

😍😍😍 #myfavetexas #Repost from @visitexas Sunflowers are in full bloom off I-35 near Waco!! Photo Credit - @alanamandel #visitexas (at Texas Monthly)

Do you deliver to downtown Austin? #myfavetexas #Repost from @whitneygrahamcarter #organicblackberrybasilsirop #fluffoverflow! #bam! #supersno #shavedice #jacksonvilletexas πŸŒˆβ˜€πŸ’˜πŸ§ (at Texas Monthly)

Gentle followers, today is deadline Wednesday, and we’re working hard on the September issue so you will be extra stoked on it when it hits your hands. In honor of today, we’ll be posting stuff we wish we had: first up, a kolache or ten would be nice. #Repost from @jessicadenise44 My little Texas transplants @cassandranowell and @cfabritz finally get to try the famous Czech Stop! From LA and Kentucky to West, Texas! πŸ‘πŸ‘ (at Texas Monthly)

Apparently I-35 traffic has spread to our local rivers. 😳😣😜#myfavetexas #Repost from @lsbtexas4l Nothing like being oiled up in the Texas sun, cold beer between your legs, friends, good times and hanging out with 5,000 crazy Texans!!! Summer is here!! (at Texas Monthly Magazine)

Is it too early or too late for this feast? #myfavetexas #Repost from @_calebbennett I can now die happy. (at Texas Monthly)

Excuse us while we go get our boots on. #Repost from @littlecottageonthepond Best memories made here… #myfavetexas (at Texas Monthly)

Does anyone else need Visine this morning? #monday #myfavetexas Repost from @laurencoudron Pretty eye-catching over there… #dallas (at Texas Monthly)

At this moment exactly 48 years ago, one of the greatest tragedies in Texas history started. Go to to read Pam Colloff’s 2006 story “96 Minutes”, an oral history of the UT sniper. (at Texas Monthly)