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A Caribbean Native Finds a Connection to Home in Corpus Christi

A Caribbean Native Finds a Connection to Home in Corpus Christi

…was the place I went when I wanted to lounge, plan, read, play hooky, or drink. I was dumb enough…

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

…second verse myself, then revised the first verse. Let me read it to you, like it’s poetry: “I’m ready to…

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

…mother’s scent was still in my nostrils. My heart, so long in terror’s relentless grip, was ripe and ready to…

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

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

…where books could be delivered by drone or read using a cellphone, it would have been impossible for her to…

Texas’ First Black-Owned Taproom Opens With an Educational Twist

Texas’ First Black-Owned Taproom Opens With an Educational Twist

big still, having fun and exuding passion for what they were doing—and they were making great rum,” Worrell said. “As…

Kinky Friedman Introduces Gold Star Kids to the Land That Shaped Him

Kinky Friedman Introduces Gold Star Kids to the Land That Shaped Him

…remaining days of your life. If you buy into that. Well, obviously, I’m 76 years old. But I read at…

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

…who to email and how to attract media coverage. And so it goes to glorious victory: a proclamation is read

An Intverview with Elmer Kelton

An Intverview with Elmer Kelton

…has any advice for young writers. His reply: “Keep your day job. Read, read, read, and keep on reading. Write,…

Field of Screens: Texas Drive-ins

Field of Screens: Texas Drive-ins

…movie-goers at Midland’s Big Sky Drive-In Theatre wait for the sun to go down and the screen to light up….

Shifting Sands of Monahans

Shifting Sands of Monahans

…Roger T. Moore, a West Texan with a sense of humor as big as one of the dozens of wind…

Marfalous!

Marfalous!

…identify paintings as I read the names. Teals and royal blues are a giveaway for Tadpole Pond. Yellow Wind is…

I ‘Heart’ Beaumont

I ‘Heart’ Beaumont

When I read that a 252-acre botanical garden in Orange, Texas—Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center—had recently been honored…

In the Ballpark: A TH moment with Nolan Ryan

In the Ballpark: A TH moment with Nolan Ryan

…Ballpark in Arlington. RODGERS: I read that your dad bought you your very first baseball mitt—a Nokona—when you were seven….

El Paso del Norte: Glimpses of a Grande City

El Paso del Norte: Glimpses of a Grande City

big deshebrada (shredded beef) burrito at Rafa’s. The bright sun. The desert climate. The Spanglish, Mex-Tex, Chihuahuan culture. Hey, I’m…

Cottages by the Sea

Cottages by the Sea

…housing two copper sinks—a big one for most tasks and a smaller, round one perfect for icing down boiled shrimp—along…

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