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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,…

Bet on Bluff Dale

Twelve years ago, my suburbanite parents got a wild hair and bought five acres of rugged terrain in Bluff Dale,…

An Eyeful of Industry

If you’ve ever driven across the Sidney Sherman Bridge in East Houston, you’ve likely taken notice of the incredible sweeping…

The Outsiders

It’s hard to imagine two people in the whole state who have more fun in their work than Julie and…

'Outsider' Art

An Internet search for “folk art” or “outsider art” results in a goldmine of possible sources, including big chains like…

The Drover's Dream

They headed north from Cardwell Flats on April 1, 1866. Crockett Cardwell, who operated a trading post and stagecoach stop…

The Ballad of Brownsville

As a crossroads city at the southernmost tip of Texas—and the state’s closest point to the interior of Mexico—it’s fitting…

An Aqueous Asylum

It’s the sound that captures most people’s attention: the roar of 10,500 gallons of water per minute hurtling down the…

Sisterdale's Secrets

If Ottmar von Behr had gotten his way 155 years ago, Sisterdale would look a whole lot different than the…
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