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Author Jesse Sublett Delves Into Austin’s Criminal Underbelly

Author Jesse Sublett Delves Into Austin’s Criminal Underbelly

Frank Smith went from a preacher’s son to one of Austin’s most notorious criminals. Courtesy University of Texas Press. When…

The History of Glen Rose Can Be Told Through Its Prehistoric Petrified Wood

The History of Glen Rose Can Be Told Through Its Prehistoric Petrified Wood

…served the local mineral water. (In 1959, Dallas Morning News columnist Frank X. Tolbert reported the fabled agua tasted like…

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

…to help his brother Frank, who had a dry goods store. The brothers started the first bank in Jones County….

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: An Aerial View of the Astrodome

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: An Aerial View of the Astrodome

Photo courtesy Frank Pasket Traces of Texas reader Frank Pasket was in the Coast Guard during the 1960s and was…

Follow the Frio: Swim, Hike, and Dance Your Troubles Away in the Frio Canyon

Follow the Frio: Swim, Hike, and Dance Your Troubles Away in the Frio Canyon

…by Frank Roberts, the park’s interpretive specialist. We met at the park pavilion, where Frank explained how the Civilian Conservation…

Hot Dogs Go Uptown

Hot Dogs Go Uptown

does Austin’s Dog Almighty. But Austin’s Frank carries the trend to new extremes. In fact, Frank, which opened in 2009…

Let’s Go to Garner!

Let’s Go to Garner!

…Garner in 1939 with my family,” recalls Frank Wahl of Sinton. “Like most flatlanders, we were hooked when we saw…

The Bashful Millionaire

The Bashful Millionaire

…Monroe joined his older brother Frank and Frank’s brother-in-law, Will Clayton, in the cotton-trading firm of Anderson, Clayton and Company….

The Wittliff Collections: Sharing a Spirit of Place

The Wittliff Collections: Sharing a Spirit of Place

Frank Dobie: A Liberated Mind. Positioned like a philosophical guardian near the entrance of the Southwestern Writers Room, which houses…

Ghosts of Galveston

Ghosts of Galveston

…anything otherworldly on this trip, the roster of past Galvez guests from President Franklin D. Roosevelt to singer Frank Sinatra…

An Intverview with Elmer Kelton

An Intverview with Elmer Kelton

…were greatly influenced by J. Frank Dobie. What about him, specifically, made him your hero? KELTON: Because he wrote about…

Surprising Salado

Surprising Salado

…gracious touches in the restored landmark, strains of Frank Sinatra and Della Reese contributed to a lively, festive mood. Of…

Minimalism to the Max in Marfa

Minimalism to the Max in Marfa

…Lippard and architects Frank Gehry and Jacques Herzog. The Chinati Foundation now draws visitors from all over the world who…

Rest in Peace: Grave Sites of Famous Texans

Rest in Peace: Grave Sites of Famous Texans

…Lincecum, folklorist J. Frank Dobie, Governor John Connally, U.S. Senator Ralph Yarborough, and “two-for-the-price-of-one” governors Ma and Pa Ferguson. Another…

Inside These Walls: A Personal Reflection on the Alamo

Inside These Walls: A Personal Reflection on the Alamo

…relief. The traditionalist author J. Frank Dobie despised the Cenotaph, remarking with characteristic sourness that it looked like a grain…

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