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Where Does the Texas Hill Country Actually End?

Where Does the Texas Hill Country Actually End?

“Just because it has hills, and it’s next to the Hill Country, does not make it the Hill Country,” declares…

For Female Country Singers From Texas, There’s Something in the Water

For Female Country Singers From Texas, There’s Something in the Water

what happened to the Dixie Chicks turned Chicks. In the much-anticipated, much-needed Her Country: How the Women of Country Music…

Editor’s Note: Preserved Paradise

Editor’s Note: Preserved Paradise

the 18-county area. (The full report can be viewed at ourtxhillcountry.org.) “The Hill Country is a sensitive area,” THCCN manager…

Kinky Friedman Introduces Gold Star Kids to the Land That Shaped Him

Kinky Friedman Introduces Gold Star Kids to the Land That Shaped Him

Illustration by Brian Lutz He’s the bard of the Hill Country—a satirist, author, singer-songwriter, raconteur, and equal-opportunity offender. He’s run…

Spring Road Trips: Scenic Drives, the Gulf Coast, Big Bend, and the ‘Eiffel Tower’ Await

Spring Road Trips: Scenic Drives, the Gulf Coast, Big Bend, and the ‘Eiffel Tower’ Await

…of Interstate 35 from DFW to the Hill Country and discover a different route to journey out to Big Bend….

A Century of Recorded Country Music Started With Texas Fiddler Eck Robertson

A Century of Recorded Country Music Started With Texas Fiddler Eck Robertson

…Subscribe to Texas Highways To country fiddlers like Howard Kalish, who backed Texas country music legend Don Walser for years,…

How Goats Went From Overgrazing Villains to Brush-Clearing Heroes

How Goats Went From Overgrazing Villains to Brush-Clearing Heroes

Grazed and Confused The Hill Country’s history of overgrazing sparks conservation-minded ranching By Asher Elbein Livestock are a common sight…

Texas Singer-Songwriter Robert Earl Keen is Retiring After a 40-Year Wild Ride

Texas Singer-Songwriter Robert Earl Keen is Retiring After a 40-Year Wild Ride

…in September with three shows at John T. Floore’s Country Store in Helotes. (Tickets sold out immediately back in April)….

With a New Album Out, 81-Year-Old Delbert McClinton Reflects on His Six-Decade Career

With a New Album Out, 81-Year-Old Delbert McClinton Reflects on His Six-Decade Career

…to be a country singer,” he says. “All my daddy wanted to hear me play was soul and rhythm and…

Comedian William Lee Martin Takes His Texas-Bred Jokes to the World

Comedian William Lee Martin Takes His Texas-Bred Jokes to the World

country singers Loretta Lynn and George Strait. Martin refined his act on cruise ships, self-financed his first TV special (Let…

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

…up the Hill Country. Until laborers hammered and blasted their way through 300 yards of limestone to build the tunnel…

OroBianco Cultures Small-Town Texas With the Italian Tradition of Slow Food

OroBianco Cultures Small-Town Texas With the Italian Tradition of Slow Food

…products, most of which contain ingredients sourced from the Hill Country. “We’re very much a Hill Country company,” Giglio says….

Nice N Easy Serves Craft Beer and Wine in One of Johnson City’s Oldest Buildings

Nice N Easy Serves Craft Beer and Wine in One of Johnson City’s Oldest Buildings

…and Matt Piper, bought their very own piece of Hill Country history in October 2020 and have spent over a…

Spring Road Trips : From Kolaches to the Comanche to the Kings Highway

Spring Road Trips : From Kolaches to the Comanche to the Kings Highway

…town, turn onto State Highway 320 South to Miller’s Country Smokehouse, a destination deli and bakery that also happens to…

Boerne’s Hill Country Charm and Texas-German Heritage Fuel a Weekend of Fun

Boerne’s Hill Country Charm and Texas-German Heritage Fuel a Weekend of Fun

…century after multiple sanitariums opened. The town’s relatively high and dry Hill Country environs were thought to be beneficial to…

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