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35 Things We Love About Texas - Griff Smith

35 Things Photo Editor Griff Smith Loves About Texas.

TH Moment with Jerry Jeff Walker

Of all the vaunted singer-songwriters who serenaded the Lone Star State with a rock-tinged country-and-folk sound when Austin was putting…

TH Moment with Lee Daniel

Cinematographer Lee Daniel initially earned his chops collaborating with filmmaker and fellow Austin resident Richard Linklater, first on Slacker (1991),…

A Saddle Story

For lifelong cowgirl and trailblazer Connie Douglas Reeves, living life to the fullest meant you had to “saddle your own…

An Intverview with Elmer Kelton

The mood in the Boerne Public Library last summer was festive and the atmosphere electric, like that in a roomful…

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.

"Big Sam" Harris

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

Rx for Living

Not too many people survive their own executions. During the Civil War, Eli S. Penwell, a long-suffering doctor from Bonham,…

The Goat Man of Big Sandy

A large tombstone—with a goat’s head carved to the right and a revolver to the left—marks the resting place of…

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…

To Err is Human, to Correct, Divine

Born in San Antonio in 1924, Bette Clair McMurray dreamed of becoming an artist, but World War II changed her…
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