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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Waco's Historic Roundabout

Headed north on US 77, I grip the wheel tightly and yield at Waco’s circle, the most famous of Texas’…

Independence

When Empresario Stephen F. Austin, known today as “the Father of Texas,” received permission in 1821 to bring colonists from…

Antiquibles Dog Museum

Bully the brindle bulldog stares balefully out from his glass case. He is man’s best friend—or was, back in the…

Texas makes several "Best of" list for 2008

Fortune Small Business magazine released the results from its quest for the 100 Best Places to Live and Launch in 2008, a list that…

Pink Granite, Blue Lacy

Several years ago, when Marlo Riley of Helotes sought a hardworking ranch and hunting dog that was also good with…

Lone Star Classics: Texas Symphony Orchestras

The phrase “Texas music” evokes myriad images: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Buddy Holly, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown,…

Lubbock Makes Music Not Fade Away

In Lubbock, music just happens—in the pickup notes floating on the ever-present wind; in the downbeats struck by the footsteps…

The Main Squeeze: Accordion Culture

Accordion: derived from the German word akkord, which means “agreement” or “harmony.” One recent October morn, as I stepped toward Maverick Plaza…

Black Sunday

Although dust storms were common across the southern Great Plains in the 1930s, the spring storms between 1935 and 1938…

World's Greatest Weatherman

The old saying goes, If you don’t like the weather in Texas, wait five minutes. Lone Star weather might be…

Rest in Peace: Grave Sites of Famous Texans

  Someday, each of us will lay our worldly burden down. each of us, someday, will take that long last…
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