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The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

home from a party. I knew it could happen in an instant. I knew it could happen when I was…

A Family Works to Overcome Tragedy on Possum Kingdom Lake

A Family Works to Overcome Tragedy on Possum Kingdom Lake

and started to build a new house. Two years later, when the house was ready, we reunited there with babies…

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

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

…off. Years later, likely in the early to mid-1980s, CDs were brand new. Late one night at the fest, Townes…

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…

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

Photo by Clint Herring, courtesy Shore Fire Media “You’re 81. What the heck are you making a new record for?”…

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

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

years old, she won her first world championship and later went on to teach the sport around the globe and…

In New Braunfels, The Redbird Listening Room Caters to Songwriters—and Song Listeners

In New Braunfels, The Redbird Listening Room Caters to Songwriters—and Song Listeners

to new generations. Thursdays are the Redbird’s designated songwriter nights, which provide space, support, and feedback for new and established…

Who Was the Historic Figure Behind Texas Jack Wild West Outfitter in Fredericksburg?

Who Was the Historic Figure Behind Texas Jack Wild West Outfitter in Fredericksburg?

…Bayou and as a cowboy on John Taylor’s Bexar County spread, spending about three years living in the state. After…

Galveston Island State Park’s Beachside Set to Reopen for First Time Since 2019

Galveston Island State Park’s Beachside Set to Reopen for First Time Since 2019

The restoration project added several new amenities to the park’s beach. Photo courtesy Nieco Payton/TPWD Galveston Island State Park is…

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

…banks, or how many times you’ve jumped into it. In search of a new perspective, I asked my friend George…

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

…Jody Hadlock breezes into a busy coffee shop to talk about her new book, The Lives of Diamond Bessie, a…

Big Bend’s Oldest Surviving Adobe Structure Gets a Makeover

Big Bend’s Oldest Surviving Adobe Structure Gets a Makeover

years in concert with the park. Visitors typically seek out Big Bend for solitude and natural wonder, he notes, but…

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

…displaced Texans I’d see whenever I visited Nashville over the decades. Every time, it seemed, he was into something new

Spring Road Trips : From Kolaches to the Comanche to the Kings Highway

Spring Road Trips : From Kolaches to the Comanche to the Kings Highway

…pig-in-a-blanket. Another popular place, one Gary McKee, the publisher of Texas Polka News prefers for their pigs, is at Lukas…

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

…more than 100 million years. Caddo Lake proved a case in point. In 1977, Texas declared the paddlefish threatened. Deprived…

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