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Texas Highways Wins 2 City and Regional Magazine Awards, 11 International Regional Magazine Association Gold Prizes

Texas Highways Wins 2 City and Regional Magazine Awards, 11 International Regional Magazine Association Gold Prizes

Sarah Hepola’s ode to the Texas cowgirl. The other outlets nominated for the award were 5280, AARP The Magazine, Eater,…

The Wittliff Collections: Sharing a Spirit of Place

The Wittliff Collections: Sharing a Spirit of Place

…Dobie had willed many of his papers to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas. By 1985, the…

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

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

Peter Yarrow performs at the Threadgill Theater. Photo by Will van Overbeek. In March 1972, a short writeup…

What’s That Smell? San Antonio Zoo’s Corpse Flower Is Ready To Bloom

What’s That Smell? San Antonio Zoo’s Corpse Flower Is Ready To Bloom

The San Antonio Zoo’s corpse flower is expected to bloom this month. Photo courtesy San Antonio Zoo. The…

Tyler Made

Tyler Made

…bought the house and raised nine children there. Their best-known child was White House correspondent Sarah McClendon—famous for her grilling…

Ghosts of Galveston

Ghosts of Galveston

Seven named cemeteries –– between 40th and 42nd streets ––form Broadway Cemetery. (Photo by Sarah Kerver) In the 19th Century,…

Lubbock Lights

Lubbock Lights

Ransom Canyon, where several tiers of extravagantly lit homes surround the lake, which reflects the spectacle. Call 806/829-2470; www.ci.ransomcanyon.tx.us.  …

History and Ghost Stories Abound at Barber’s—Texas’ Oldest Indie Bookstore

History and Ghost Stories Abound at Barber’s—Texas’ Oldest Indie Bookstore

Barber’s “organized chaos” includes quirky art pieces throughout the shop. Photo courtesy Barber’s Bookstore. When Bert and Alice…

From Bluebonnets to Pecans to Domino Game? Texas Can’t Get Enough of Its State Symbols

From Bluebonnets to Pecans to Domino Game? Texas Can’t Get Enough of Its State Symbols

The bluebonnet’s designation as Texas state flower goes back to 1901. Photo by Michael Amador. Since 1901, when…

A Century of Recorded Country Music Started With Texas Fiddler Eck Robertson

A Century of Recorded Country Music Started With Texas Fiddler Eck Robertson

Old-time fiddler Eck Robertson circa 1923. Public domain image via Wikimedia Commons. His tombstone is inscribed with “World’s…

Up For Sale, the Old Spanish Trail Restaurant in Bandera Serves Up Cowboy History

Up For Sale, the Old Spanish Trail Restaurant in Bandera Serves Up Cowboy History

A popular spot for visitors to the Hill Country, the OST has been a staple in Bandera since…

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

A collection of Eddie Wilson’s ephemera from Armadillo World Headquarters. Photo by J. Griffis Smith. With the Vietnam…

In Galveston, Reenacting the Famous Order of Juneteenth Has Special Meaning

In Galveston, Reenacting the Famous Order of Juneteenth Has Special Meaning

Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger was the Union Army commander in Texas during the end of slavery. Photo courtesy…

Roadside Oddity: the Metal Art of the Eclectic Menagerie in Houston

Roadside Oddity: the Metal Art of the Eclectic Menagerie in Houston

Photo of Eclectic Menagerie sculptures by Giovanni Montes A cubist-like armadillo stands atop a hillock next to a…

Coast Guard Tall Ship ‘Eagle’ Returns to Galveston for the First Time in 50 Years

Coast Guard Tall Ship ‘Eagle’ Returns to Galveston for the First Time in 50 Years

U.S. Coast Guard sailing ship, USCGC Eagle (WIX-327), under full sail in the Caribbean. Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard….

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