Skip to content
Assuming michael is required, and corcoran is required, the following results were found.

  • State of Music

    No state is more musical than Texas, whose very geography seems to hum. Even the city names remind you of songs. It’s easy to break into a medley of “San Antonio Rose,” “El Paso,” “Streets Of Laredo,” “Amarillo By Morning,” “Galveston,” and “La Grange”...

  • 5 Music Fests Every Texan Should Attend

    The big, expensive festivals touting electronic dance music, Radiohead, and Jay-Z get most of the media attention, but a number of more intimate Texas festivals have thrived without the hype. These may not be trendy, but they’re definitely cool and...

  • Historic movie theaters find new life as music venues, playhouses, more

    As Hollywood blossomed in the early 20th century, movie houses became the social and entertainment hubs of both small towns and big cities across Texas.

  • Ballast of the Beat

    The Old Austin crowd loves to reminisce about all-night jam sessions with Stevie Ray Vaughan and the lost progressive-country paradise of the Armadillo World Headquarters. Listening to “Austalgists,” it might sound like all the great clubs closed long...

  • Off-N-On

    Now that In-N-Out Burger has opened dozens of locations in Texas, there have been raves—as well as scattered “mehs”—for the California chain. But as a frequent highway traveler, with both a non-chain mindset and a “make good time” mantra, I prefer the...

  • Eat to the Beat

    Music has drawn people to the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas since the 1920s, when Leadbelly, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and other country-blues guitar greats played for tips on street corners, and ebony divas Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, and Lillian Glinn...

  • The Brooklyn of Texas

    It’s not a suburb, but a borough. Not an extension, but a separate township, at least spiritually. Although Dallas annexed Oak Cliff in 1903, the 87-square-mile area southwest of downtown has maintained its own identity. If Dallas is the packed dance...

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Who needs to get on an airplane to dance with a foreign culture? Between Houston and Austin, a 90-minute drive from each, is Fayette County, “the cradle of Czech immigration.” In the 19th century, Czech immigrants settled in pockets around Texas—just...

  • Scott H. Biram: That Dirty Ol’ One-Man Band

    Scott H. Biram is a one-man band who has blown five-piece rock groups off the stage. But the San Marcos native is just as at home picking country blues on his back porch, with his chickens running around the yard, as he is in a nightclub.

  • Smithville the next Marfa?

    Steve Simmons and his wife, Amy, the Austin ice cream queen, bought a ranch in the Smithville area 10 years ago to get away from the hustle. But a Saturday in early 2014 inspired Steve to get to work instead. He and his family had dinner that night at...

  • Has Brenham Become the Hamptons of Texas?

    There aren’t enough synonyms for “quaint” in describing Brenham, that rare landlocked town that feels like it should have a lighthouse. Arranged around an Art Deco courthouse which, built in 1939, is one of the newer buildings downtown, Brenham keeps...

  • Tunes N’ Tubes

    Whitewater Amphitheater has been called the Red Rocks of Texas, because like the Colorado concert favorite, the 5,600-capacity venue on the Guadalupe River is set into a glorious natural landscape. Both employ highest quality sound and lights and...

  • Ever Tried Texas-style Seoul Food?

    Korean food joints are popping up all over Texas, but when Kitok Moore opened her first and only restaurant in Waco in 1975, she wasn’t sure the townsfolk were ready for cuisine from her native land. She stuck to standard Texas diner fare and even...

  • A Visit to Marfa Brings Stylish, Otherworldly Experiences in the Tumbleweeds of West Texas

    The land and the light and a sense of space unlike anywhere else.

  • You’ll Find Great Comfort Food and a Few Friends at Rockport Seafood Standout GLOW

    W hen evacuees Karey and David Swartwout returned to Rockport in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, they assumed their old boathouse-turned-restaurant would be part of the devastation they’d been watching on TV. Driving down Broadway for the first time...

  • Texas Touring Musicians Share Their Travel Hacks for the Road

    I try to think of myself as a wise and thrifty traveler. I stay in $50 motels instead of $100 ones because that means I can afford to stay out on the road twice as long. Besides, who needs all those pillows?

  • Where to Find the Best Chargrilled Rib-Eye in Fayette County

    There’s not much to do in Winchester, population 50, on the western lip of Fayette County. So when someone in neighboring Bastrop or Lee Counties says, “Let’s go to Winchester,” they’re talking about eating at Murphy’s Steakhouse.

  • All Over the Map

  • Speaking of Texas: Bottleneck Wizard

    of the Austin venue Stubb’s in 2003 that he was glad to be in Texas, “the home of Blind Willie Johnson,” music writer Michael Corcoran observed that “most in the sold-out crowd likely had never heard of the gospel blues singer/guitarist from Marlin who...

  • Masthead

    Published monthly by the TxDOT Travel Information Division


Results 1 - 20 of 20
Back to top