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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Drawn to Texas Trees

Zigzagging my way through throngs of festival-goers, I’m browsing the eclectic wares of the Bayou City Art Festival in Houston’s…

If It Ain't Broken

Jerry Jeff Walker used to say that he doesn’t live in Texas, he lives in Austin. The opposite can be…

Meet Your Texas Makers

In his song “Stuff That Works,” Texas troubadour Guy Clark pays homage to “stuff that holds up … stuff that’s…

Under the Comanche Moon

Who, on Earth, can resist the allure of a full moon? Twelve nights each year, we gaze into the sky…

Viva Luis!

The eyes of five-year-old Luis Jiménez filled with wonder the day in 1945 he stood before the dramatic works of…

Western Specters

Concordia Cemetery in central El Paso doesn’t look like much at first sight. The disparate collection of headstones, crosses, and…

Extraordinary Texans: Carolyn Boyd

Working as a muralist in the late 1980s, Carolyn Boyd traveled to the cliffs and rock shelters flanking the Pecos…

Extraordinary Texans: Alan Bean

One of only 12 people who has ever walked on the moon, former astronaut and Apollo Lunar Module Pilot Alan…

Extraordinary Texans: Armando Hinojosa

Front and center on the grounds of the Texas Capitol in Austin, the Tejano Monument’s life-size granite figures include an…

Extraordinary Texans: Harry Robinson Jr.

As president and CEO of the African American Museum in Dallas, Harry Robinson Jr. has turned his keen interest in…

Extraordinary Texans: Bill and Sally Wittliff

Several years after the death of Texas literary legend J. Frank Dobie in 1964, aspiring writer and photographer Bill Wittliff…

Extraordinary Texans: Dorothy Huang

Don’t eat this,” says cookbook author, culinary tour guide, and teacher Dorothy Huang, laughing as she shows a dried red…
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