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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Signs of the Past

Right around dusk, it happens all across Texas. A couple of flickers. A buzz. And then the illumination of vibrant…

Hot Dish

In the closing decades of the 19th Century—and especially after the arrival of the railroad in 1877—many travelers were drawn…

50 Years of TEXAS

The infectious opening song of TEXAS—a bouncy Broadway-style tune sprinkled with Texas swagger—sticks in your head long after the outdoor…

Shop That Miranda Built

"Welcome to Lindale,” announces the vinyl billboard with a picture of a platinum blonde holding a guitar. “Hometown of Miranda…

Tribal Treks

The Caddo Indians were among the first Texans, moving into the Neches Valley about 1,200 years ago. For nearly a…

Viva Big Bend!

If there’s a description that comes up repeatedly when people talk about the Marfa lights, it’s the way they dance.…

Joyful Addiction

The fun is in the anticipation, say some, in the moments before you take the plunge, eyes wide open. Others…

Bent on Boats

Inside a historic boat barn in Port Aransas, a small group gathered around a newly built wooden skiff to sign…

Giddyup Zydeco

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

Bellows in the Blood

Randall Jackson planted himself in the center of the dance floor and focused on the stage. The 21-year-old watched closely…

Stitching a Legacy

LaJoyce Flanagan is sitting in the Linden schoolhouse where she taught more than 50 years ago, recalling the tiny desks…

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…
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