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

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

…also played with Michael Murphey, Jerry Jeff Walker, the Lost Gonzo Band, Ray Wylie Hubbard, David Amram, Bobby Bridger, and…

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

John Lomax III photo by Amanda Lomax. John Lomax III has been part of my music life for half 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

…Photo by Julie Gomoll (CC by 2.0). The subject matter of Smith’s artwork ranges from the personal (such as documenting…

What a 500-Year-Old Tree Taught Me About Putting Down Roots

What a 500-Year-Old Tree Taught Me About Putting Down Roots

…and June. The laundry still needs to be folded, emails answered, dinner placed on the table. The clock speeds up,…

The Stories Behind Texas’ Quirkiest Town Names

The Stories Behind Texas’ Quirkiest Town Names

…Marfa Strogoff in Jules Verne’s 1876 Michael ­Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar. Many incorporate Native American words (Navasota, Anahuac)…

Editor’s Note: Deep in the Heart

Editor’s Note: Deep in the Heart

The Blue Oak Band performs for patrons at The Hunt Store in Hunt. Photo by Tom McCarthy Jr. This issue…

The Texas Shell Game

The Texas Shell Game

Misho’s Oyster Company in San Leon processes tons of oysters from Galveston Bay. (Photo by J. Griffis Smith) Galveston Bay…

Caching in

Caching in

…2014 event takes place in Bastrop. (Photos by Michael Amador) If my husband, John, buys a gadget, he’s going to…

Where’s Martha? (Marfa)

Where’s Martha? (Marfa)

…town on US 90 just after 5 p.m., we stopped at the only four-way blinking red light (there’s still just…

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

and friends drew 40,000 to his first Fourth of July Picnic in Dripping Springs, just west of Austin. “Outlaw country,”…

JewBoy Burgers Bring Cultures Together

JewBoy Burgers Bring Cultures Together

identity as a Texan and Jew, in other words a Jewish cowboy . For Pittle, “JewBoy” translates to “Jewish cholo.”…

The True North Public Sculpture Project in Houston Spotlights Emerging and Established Texas Artists

The True North Public Sculpture Project in Houston Spotlights Emerging and Established Texas Artists

…art scene—which includes the likes of James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany at Rice University and James Surls’ Tree and Three Flowers…

Three Takes on the Classic Texas Cheeseburger

Three Takes on the Classic Texas Cheeseburger

…palates of three chefs who have something to say about Texas burgers as my test subjects. Test subject one: Evan…

Author Jesse Sublett Delves Into Austin’s Criminal Underbelly

Author Jesse Sublett Delves Into Austin’s Criminal Underbelly

…was hiding out. Elsewhere, two East Sixth Street dives, JJJ’s Tavern and Sun Theater, were home base for John Calvin…

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

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

…Became the Success They Were Never Supposed to Be, veteran Nashville journalist Marissa R. Moss explores how the country music…

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