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Handsome Hides

Ensconced at his Ranch in British Columbia, Canada, legendary leather wizard Al Stohlman was focused on his leather craft. Really…

Equine Shrine

Horse racing was “the NFL of colonial times,” we’re told at the start of our visit to the American Quarter…

It's a blast!

As visitors approach Space Center Houston, the space-themed museum located adjacent to NASA Johnson Space Center, a massive new exhibit…

A Meteoric Blast

A meteor streaks across the pre-dawn sky, its long tail sparkling. Perhaps Chicken Little is right. The sky is falling.…

Following the Thread

The cotton boll in my hand feels light and delicate, and I easily see how it could translate into the…

A Cattleman’s Castle

Early travelers on the wagon road that later became US 287 must have thought it was a mirage—a gabled Victorian…

Songs in the Key of T

A guitar-brandishing fiberglass jalapeño beckons from the sidewalk in downtown Irving. Walk a few paces more and you’ll find a…

Say Hi to Hye

Not long ago, the tiny town of Hye was merely a curiosity for travelers between Johnson City and Fredericksburg on…

Riches of the Red Beds

Just two miles from Seymour, a handful of paleontologists and volunteers meticulously scrape and brush flecks of red and gray…

Shop That Miranda Built

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

Hometown Roy

It’s not likely that many people stumble on Wink. the tiny Permian Basin town (population 940) is indeed “the middle…

It’s No Secret

As I watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin plant the American flag on the moon in the summer of 1969,…
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