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Day With the Dolphins

A sleek, gray bottlenose dolphin briefly breaks the surface of the water in a smooth, rolling motion. From my perch…

Poet’s Paradise

"Clayton, look at this moth” shouts the poet Sharon Olds, calling to me across the green lawn in front of…

Lonesome Dove Revisited

The six-hour miniseries Lonesome Dove first aired in February 1989 while I was taking an evening painting class in Fort…

Hip, Hip, Hooray!

There’s a new sense of energy and possibility on the streets of downtown Waco—not a boom, exactly, but a steady…

Now Hear This!

In a modest space that doubles as an office and the green room for performers, singer-songwriter Sara Hickman relaxes momentarily…

Gimme That Old-Time Opry

Something about the boxy shape of the building first catches the eye. It’s broader and taller than the 1960s-era Texarkana…

Giddyup Zydeco

About three hundred horses, saddled and raring to go, tug impatiently at their reins as the Bill Pickett Zydeco Trail…

Drawn to the Scene

During Austin’s counterculture heyday, from the opening of the Vulcan Gas Company in 1967 to the closing of the Armadillo…

A Comedy Carousel

Chicago has the Second City. New York has Saturday Night Live. Los Angeles has the Hollywood Improv. Closer to home…
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