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A New Book Explores How Psychics Thrived on Texas Border Radio Stations

A New Book Explores How Psychics Thrived on Texas Border Radio Stations

Poster courtesy Border Radio Research Institute The borderlands between Texas and Mexico have always been steeped in mystery and romance….

140 Years Ago, Judge Roy Bean Became the “Law West of the Pecos”

140 Years Ago, Judge Roy Bean Became the “Law West of the Pecos”

find, Barbee learned that “the stories are never the same from book to book because Roy seemed to feel that…

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

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

along the Rock Shelter Interpretive Trail, Onion Creek still burbling nearby. I sat beneath the ancient tree and contemplated the…

Everything Goes to the Dogs at the Buda Wiener Dog Races

Everything Goes to the Dogs at the Buda Wiener Dog Races

weekend, furry four-legged contestants compete in two categories: pure-bred wieners (Chiweenies, etc., need not apply) and mixed-breeds (Chiweenies, etc., are…

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

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

life. The optimistic technological future was now, and we were at the absolute center of everything new and better.” That…

Spring Road Trips: Scenic Drives, the Gulf Coast, Big Bend, and the ‘Eiffel Tower’ Await

Spring Road Trips: Scenic Drives, the Gulf Coast, Big Bend, and the ‘Eiffel Tower’ Await

located just before crossing the Pecos River bridge. Texas legend meets Texas reality in Langtry, the settlement in barren canyon…

A Coastal Charmer—Rockport

A Coastal Charmer—Rockport

can buy everything needed to make one. “Our specialty is patterns,” says Kay. Freelance quilt designer Jackie Dodge, another Rockport…

Dive In!

Dive In!

alternate universe through scuba diving or the sport’s less challenging counterpart, snorkeling. Texas offers a diverse selection of sites. Here…

Suburban Renewal: McKinney

Suburban Renewal: McKinney

bacon-wrapped dates were still on sale at Stokes’ table. Here, heartfelt pride in the past meets McKinney’s creative, vibrant present—the…

All the Right Notes

All the Right Notes

After, and—in one of their few festival appearances—Led Zeppelin). Kreason fell silent a moment, and we gazed. How ephemeral the…

All Hat: Cowboy Hats Brim with Style

All Hat: Cowboy Hats Brim with Style

country-western singers especially appreciated its timeless appeal. When one of Ernest Tubb’s Texas Troubadours asked if he could perform bareheaded,…

Now Open

Now Open

A steady stream of recreational fishermen has returned since the river reopened. “Mom used to bring me here fishing as…

Judge Roy Bean: The Law, the Lies, and Lillie

Judge Roy Bean: The Law, the Lies, and Lillie

his unique style of “border jurisprudence.” Despite the judge’s love of firewater, the reporter noted, His Honor was “generous, brave,…

Follow the Smoke, East Texas BBQ

Follow the Smoke, East Texas BBQ

pickle and a slice of onion. Desserts, however, seem heaven-sent. All baked here, best-selling sweets include pies of sweet potato,…

Hiding in Plain Sight: Houston’s Menil Collection

Hiding in Plain Sight: Houston’s Menil Collection

The Menil, he says, “gives visitors a friendly, completely unmediated experience of the art. There’s nothing noisy here. We’re not…

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