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Capturing the Tenacity and Persistence of the Mesquite

Capturing the Tenacity and Persistence of the Mesquite

…the division between one farmer’s property and another’s. At night, coyotes ran along that strip, and we’d hear them howling…

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

…a sing-songy chorus. I brought the band out here to rehearse and put together the record. One-third is Western swing,…

Texas Two-Step

Texas Two-Step

…what I call the Broken Spoke swing—the classic two-step from the 1930s with some swing mixed in,” says Terri, James…

Rest in Peace: Grave Sites of Famous Texans

Rest in Peace: Grave Sites of Famous Texans

…picks. Stevie Ray died in a helicopter crash in Wisconsin at age 35. Western Swing vocalist and bandleader Milton Brown…

Spirit of 66

Spirit of 66

…the small but carefully curated Devil’s Rope and Route 66 Museum. A detailed barbed-wire (devil’s rope) exhibit illustrates the arduous…

Arlington America’s Town?

Arlington America’s Town?

…neighborhood midmorning, and tailgating fans are partying in full swing: smoking grills, music, general frivolity. It’s an uncharacteristically chilly, late-spring…

Follow the Frio: Swim, Hike, and Dance Your Troubles Away in the Frio Canyon

Follow the Frio: Swim, Hike, and Dance Your Troubles Away in the Frio Canyon

Neal’s Lodges offers Hill Country horseback rides on its ranch property south of Concan. (Photos by Will Van Overbeek) As…

Pageant of the Charro

Pageant of the Charro

…shrubs called chaparros), and will dally rope around the saddle horn to keep a steer in control (from the Spanish…

Let’s Go to Garner!

Let’s Go to Garner!

…appeal. Tubing, swimming, and floating the clear, cold river. Swinging out from a cypress tree on a rope, suspended for…

Skeeter and the Cowboy Crowd

Skeeter and the Cowboy Crowd

…cattle, throwing a rope, or riding a bull. Most likely, drinking and fighting were part of these early competitions, too….

Houston Play-Date

Houston Play-Date

…faux brain, while I pulled and pulled a 27-foot rope that illustrates the length of an adult intestine. At the…

And the Dance Goes On

And the Dance Goes On

…decades. Two-step country, Western Swing, and even Louisiana boogie enliven Friday and Saturday nights. On Thursday nights, honky-tonk piano man…

There’s No Place Like Floore’s Country Store in Helotes

There’s No Place Like Floore’s Country Store in Helotes

…Western Swing himself, in the two decades it had been open. At the time John Floore opened his eponymous dance…

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

…When Europeans came to North America, they found Native Americans in many regions cultivating the showy flowers and grinding the…

Sailing Under the Jolly Roger

Sailing Under the Jolly Roger

…black-clad pirate Robatodo (roughly translated as “steals all”) jumps into the fray as the kids swing plastic swords at Ruby….

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