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Editor’s Note: Return to the River

Editor’s Note: Return to the River

listening to “Snake Farm,” the classic song by Ray Wylie Hubbard. Joe Nick Patoski joined Hubbard on a memorable visit…

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

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

years. By the end of the ’70s, Friedman had parked it in New York City, where he launched his literary…

In ‘The Last Karankawas,’ Kimberley Garza Highlights South Texas Communities Often Overlooked

In ‘The Last Karankawas,’ Kimberley Garza Highlights South Texas Communities Often Overlooked

history class in Uvalde. “The tribe was a blip in the history class during a sweep of the Indigenous populations…

At ‘Immersive Frida Kahlo,’ Visitors Can See the Famous Mexican Artist In a New Light

At ‘Immersive Frida Kahlo,’ Visitors Can See the Famous Mexican Artist In a New Light

these partnerships honor and are in keeping with Frida’s philanthropic legacy. “In my house, the Red House, every Saturday, Frida…

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…

With a Concha Revival Underway, Here’s Where to Get the Colorful Pastries in Texas

With a Concha Revival Underway, Here’s Where to Get the Colorful Pastries in Texas

…in recent years (bakery fads: so many empty calories), we’ve got good news. The humble concha, the puffy shell-shaped flagship…

With New Performances, John Lomax III Fuels the Lomax Family Legacy of Preserving American Folk Songs

With New Performances, John Lomax III Fuels the Lomax Family Legacy of Preserving American Folk Songs

poor white trash’ in Adventures of a Ballad Hunter, John Avery’s 1947 autobiography, reissued in 2017 by University of Texas…

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

river, and there is nobody down there. You are absolutely alone.” History of the Brazos By the time 18th-century Spanish…

Step Back In Time At El Paso’s Gardner Hotel As It Celebrates 100 Years

Step Back In Time At El Paso’s Gardner Hotel As It Celebrates 100 Years

in May 1922 by lawyer Preston E. Gardner at 311 East Franklin Ave., the three-story hotel elegantly laced by a…

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

originally built by my great-grandfather. We have hummingbird feeders by the windows, so while you’re eating you can watch hummingbirds…

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

exposed them to human eyes, the only eyes that would heed their novelty. Two very distinct print types—one made by…

The Daytripper Meets the Goat Mayor of Lajitas

The Daytripper Meets the Goat Mayor of Lajitas

travelers to this destination should stop and pay homage to Clay Henry, the city’s mayor—who also happens to be a…

At the Toilet Seat Art Museum in The Colony, You’ll Feel Moved By the Creativity

At the Toilet Seat Art Museum in The Colony, You’ll Feel Moved By the Creativity

The new display room of the entire collection on the second floor of Truck Yard. Photo courtesy of Truck Yard…

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

part of your identity. Will it be harder to leave than you realize? REK: I don’t really know. That’s actually…

Texas Humor’s Founder Jay B. Sauceda Considers the Texas Identity

Texas Humor’s Founder Jay B. Sauceda Considers the Texas Identity

borders are defined by rivers. Do you think that plays a role in Texans’ identity? JBS: I mean, the cocky…

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