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The Daytripper Meets the Goat Mayor of Lajitas

The Daytripper Meets the Goat Mayor of Lajitas

by the 1985 film Fandango starring Kevin Costner. Lajitas Stables If hiking on foot isn’t your thing, let a trusty…

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 stench of the 5-foot corpse flower that bloomed at the Mast Arboretum at Stephen F. Austin University. Six years…

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

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

day out. Its role in the ecosystem is to hold steady. Its strong roots trap sediment, keeping dirt in place,…

Comedian William Lee Martin Takes His Texas-Bred Jokes to the World

Comedian William Lee Martin Takes His Texas-Bred Jokes to the World

comedian William Lee Martin is a presence. He commands the stage, telling stories like a goofy friend who just wants…

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

my dog’s head and back, in grocery store parking lots, in restaurant bathroom stalls, at stoplights, while I slept and…

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

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

as well start in West, located on Interstate 35 about 20 miles north of Waco—and you might just as well…

Celebrating Pride Month in Small Town Texas

Celebrating Pride Month in Small Town Texas

all-day event at a local restaurant outdoors. “We didn’t want the first year to be another Austin Pride event—we wanted…

A Caribbean Native Finds a Connection to Home in Corpus Christi

A Caribbean Native Finds a Connection to Home in Corpus Christi

John the Baptist, Corpus Christi received a religious name in the form of the Christian feast celebrated on the day

Amid Drought, the Texas Peach Crop Is Arriving Later—and Sweeter—Than Usual

Amid Drought, the Texas Peach Crop Is Arriving Later—and Sweeter—Than Usual

are hitting the shelves of family-owned fruit stands throughout the state in ample supplies that may last through September. “August

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

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

one, which still stands today on State Highway 359. “He was always so proud,” she says. “That’s all he ever…

Think Texas Is Hot? Here Are 8 Reasons Why It’s Hotter Than You Think

Think Texas Is Hot? Here Are 8 Reasons Why It’s Hotter Than You Think

hottest day in Texas history: Aug. 12. Hottest hot spring Texas is home to many natural hot springs, but none…

Big Bend’s Oldest Surviving Adobe Structure Gets a Makeover

Big Bend’s Oldest Surviving Adobe Structure Gets a Makeover

vestiges remain, most notably the 1901 Alvino House, the oldest intact adobe structure in the 1,252-square-mile park. Recently, adobe specialists…

Houston Muralist Brings the Flavor of Space City to Exclusive Lululemon Line

Houston Muralist Brings the Flavor of Space City to Exclusive Lululemon Line

day—the unofficial Houston day , celebrated on the same day as the city’s iconic area code, 713. The variety of…

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

…McClinton promoted the album playing at Castle Creek, a listening club located by the state Capitol in Austin. Accompanied by…

10 Facts About the Texas State Flag

10 Facts About the Texas State Flag

Texas state flag. In a 2016 interview with KUT , Houston Court of Appeals justice and vexillologist Charles A. Spain…

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