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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

San Marcos' Mermaid SPLASH is a fine-finned fest

It’s not every community that can fondly recall the good ol’ days when mermaids would swim and play in the…

Country Singer Aaron Watson's Texas independence streak

Ever since the 1999 debut of his first album, Singer/Songwriter, country crooner Aaron Watson has been blazing his own trail…

5 ways to celebrate Chisholm Trail's 150th Anniversary

Ever wanted to throw a birthday party for cowboys? This is your year. But be sure to have a cake…

San Antonio's West Side murals celebrate Chicano culture

After crossing Alazan Creek via Guadalupe Street on San Antonio’s West Side, you’ll traverse a neighborhood characterized by locally run…

Scott H. Biram: That Dirty Ol’ One-Man Band

Scott H. Biram is a one-man band who has blown five-piece rock groups off the stage. But the San Marcos…

Austin Arthouse Cinema

Five classic movies that epitomize Texas film culture and history are cued up to help launch Austin Film Society’s new…

Lyrical Herencia

Nearly every year since 1932, the Texas Legislature has named a State Poet Laureate to honor significant contributions in the…

Bohemian Rhapsody

Who needs to get on an airplane to dance with a foreign culture? Between Houston and Austin, a 90-minute drive…

It’s a Small World

In a small workshop on the ground floor of Texas A&M University’s Anthropology Building, broad windows illuminate a faint dusting…

All Roads Lead to Tuna

The actor and playwright Jaston Williams grew up in the small towns of Olton and Crosbyton in the Texas Panhandle,…

Silver Stars and Six Shooters

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco has just opened for the day, and already nearly 100…

The Birder’s Nest

My son Byrdie had been anticipating our planned visit to the Alamo Inn B&B for weeks. The two of us…
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