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

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

…that make your feet move, Eck’s influence is heard in fiddling to this day,” Kalish says. It wasn’t Robertson’s talent,…

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

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

…TH: What do you think makes Texas such a breeding ground for talent? MM: In the book, Maren said there…

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

…the U.S. in 1980 after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The atrocities during that violent and catastrophic time were innumerable….

Amid Drought, the Texas Peach Crop Is Arriving Later—and Sweeter—Than Usual

Amid Drought, the Texas Peach Crop Is Arriving Later—and Sweeter—Than Usual

…late than never. That sums up the Texas peach crop in 2022. After a slow start this summer, succulent freestones…

Can the Sugar Land Space Cowboys Help Houston Embrace Its True Nickname?

Can the Sugar Land Space Cowboys Help Houston Embrace Its True Nickname?

…young talent and wandered in mediocrity for their first 17 years as a franchise. Hofheinz sold the team and died….

Roadside Oddity: How a Champion Baton Twirler Inspired Benavides’ Welcome Sign

Roadside Oddity: How a Champion Baton Twirler Inspired Benavides’ Welcome Sign

…sister the 90-minute trek to practice. It was clear she was a talent from the start. “Her hand-eye coordination was…

Three Takes on the Classic Texas Cheeseburger

Three Takes on the Classic Texas Cheeseburger

…the latter is a great supermarket product, but Peeler’s is excellent and worth the money. A classic Texas cheeseburger uses…

A Caribbean Native Finds a Connection to Home in Corpus Christi

A Caribbean Native Finds a Connection to Home in Corpus Christi

…to bodyboard some big waves before a few hurricanes despite having no talent for it. I was trying to sell…

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

…draw healthy crowds, proving paddlefish are excellent ambassadors for more naturalistic water-management programs. People also just like the ceremony. The…

The Daytripper Meets the Goat Mayor of Lajitas

The Daytripper Meets the Goat Mayor of Lajitas

…with a heaping portion of country cooking. The massive steaks are excellent, but I recommend the Tex-Mex plates such as…

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

…sometimes I’m not sure if my talent was big enough to make that leap because I really do have that…

Roman Bust Discovered In Texas Dishes On Life As a Famous Antiquity

Roman Bust Discovered In Texas Dishes On Life As a Famous Antiquity

Portrait of a Man, Roman, late 1st century B.C.-early 1st century A.D. Marble. Lent by the Bavarian Administration of State-Owned…

The Spirit of Diamond Bessie Lives On In New Novel Inspired By Jefferson’s Famous Murder Trial

The Spirit of Diamond Bessie Lives On In New Novel Inspired By Jefferson’s Famous Murder Trial

…The novel is garnering excellent reviews. But Hadlock tells me a few readers have expressed disdain for the supernatural angle….

Women Take Center Stage In Baylor University’s New Exhibition about Theater in Texas

Women Take Center Stage In Baylor University’s New Exhibition about Theater in Texas

…1911. Out in West Texas, El Teatro Colon opened in 1919, with offerings that included live performances by silent film…

Onera Offers an Opulent Twist on Glamping in Fredericksburg

Onera Offers an Opulent Twist on Glamping in Fredericksburg

A barrel-shaped building called the Spyglass stands on stilts at the end of a leafy path. A…

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