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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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

50 Years Ago, Willie Nelson United Cowboys and Hippies at the Armadillo World Headquarters

50 Years Ago, Willie Nelson United Cowboys and Hippies at the Armadillo World Headquarters

…Nelson!” On Aug. 12, 1972, a short-haired, clean-shaven Nelson stepped onto the stage of a counterculture haven and changed country

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…

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…

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,…

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

…some sort of existential crisis. In February, we drove from Kerrville to his Hill Country ranch in Medina, home of…

Kerrville Folk Festival Celebrates 50 Years of Music, Community, and Lasting Memories

Kerrville Folk Festival Celebrates 50 Years of Music, Community, and Lasting Memories

…and Robert Shaw. Add in the Hill Country’s laidback setting in the 1970s, and the festival had all the right…

Generations of Texans Have Flocked to Concan for the Frio River and Neal’s Dining Room

Generations of Texans Have Flocked to Concan for the Frio River and Neal’s Dining Room

spring-fed waters or hiking at Garner State Park, located 8 miles north. Long before it was a Hill Country tourist…

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