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A Hotel Haunted by a Ghost Cat and Other Spooky Tales in New Braunfels
Just as we were leaving the restaurant on the outskirts of New Braunfels, we saw a black sky turn purple and flash with thunderbolts.
The Real Locations That Inspired Larry McMurtry’s ‘Lonesome Dove’
Of all the quintessentially Texan books, Lonesome Dove ranks right up there. And while most readers are familiar with its iconic descriptions of the dusty land, many may not know the local spots that gave author Larry McMurtry the inspiration to write his historical epic.
Austin’s Broken Spoke Dance Hall Finally Gets Its Texas Historical Marker
On what would have been James M. White’s 83rd birthday, friends of the White family, local musicians, politicians, and press, along with longtime patrons, gathered in the dirt parking lot under the storied oak tree outside the Broken Spoke in Austin.
From Soap Creek Saloon to Willie Nelson’s Picnic, 1973 Was the Year Austin Music Peaked
Back in 1986, while Stevie Ray Vaughan was becoming an MTV guitar hero, three Austin acts—Charlie Sexton, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Timbuk3—had Top 20 hits, making the year a great one in touting the Texas capital as a vital music scene.
Houston’s 1940 Air Terminal Museum Preserves the Culture of Flight
From a frieze over the entryway of the 1940 Air Terminal Museum, Mercury, the Roman god of messengers, reaches out to approaching passengers.
On ‘Roll On, Cowboys,’ Lubbock’s Andy Hedges Captures Western Music Traditions
When I spoke to Andy Hedges for a 2006 Texas Highways feature on the cowboy music revival, his initial response was, “Well, first off, I’m not a cowboy.” And when I reached out last week to talk about the Lubbock-based singer’s new double album, Roll On, Cowboys, which features duets with a dozen fellow curator-performers of the traditional and modern Western repertoire, he stuck to his guns.
Five Texas Cookbooks to Gift the Foodies in Your Life
If you’re looking for a holiday gift for the foodie in your family or friend group, it’s hard to go wrong with the gift of new recipes.
Hooked on Horns: Where to Find the Largest Collections of Longhorns in Texas
Even with its association with a chain of rustic restaurants and a very popular college football team, few words in the English language evoke Texas more than “Longhorns.”
The breed of American beef cattle, with their beautifully expansive horn spread, began appearing after the breeding of Spanish and English cattle in the 1820s through 1830s, according to the Texas State Historical Association.