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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

The Million-Dollar Tree

It just isn’t Christmas without observing that time-honored custom—driving around to look at the lights. You say the bigger the…

Saints’ Roost

When settlers began pushing into the Texas Panhandle in the late 1870s, the town of Clarendon was not like most…

Small Town, Big Art

At the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center in Kerrville, dozens of eclectic exhibits—often four running concurrently—come and go throughout the…

The (Haunted) Driskill

Located in the heart of downtown Austin, the Driskill Hotel is probably best recognized for its rich history (it was…

Queen of Texas Cuisine

It took a determined Yankee to teach Texans that they could eat—and enjoy—something besides their beloved barbecue and chicken-fried steak.

A Grand Ole Opry

Nestled along the Trinity River some 42 miles northeast of Houston, the town of Liberty maintains close ties to its nearly 200-year-old…

A Glimpse of Gilmer

You've heard the saying: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But what if life gives you yams? Well, if…

The Great Caddo Lake Pearl Rush

It wasn’t as big as the Gold Rush of 1849, but Caddo Lake, which spreads across the Texas-Louisiana border, experienced…

Kingsland’s Antlers Hotel

Discovering The Antlers Hotel at Kingsland by accident is about as likely as finding a four-leaf clover. You can only…

Sketches of Paint Rock

People first passed near the present town of Paint Rock, in the rolling hills 30 miles east of San Angelo,…

"Big Sam" Harris

Untold numbers of skyscraping gents toured the country as “Texas Giants” (see Speaking of Texas, July 2000), but at least…

Eggemeyer’s General Store

EVEN PEOPLE who hate shopping can have a great time at Eggemeyer’s General Store, an extraordinary mercantile in downtown San…
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