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The Daytripper Explores Castroville’s Alsatian Culture

The Daytripper Explores Castroville’s Alsatian Culture

…Po’Boys It makes sense that a famous sandwich from the French Quarter of New Orleans should be sold in this…

With New Performances, John Lomax III Fuels the Lomax Family Legacy of Preserving American Folk Songs

With New Performances, John Lomax III Fuels the Lomax Family Legacy of Preserving American Folk Songs

…River valley near Meridian that backed up to the Chisholm Trail during the era of cattle drives. Proximity to cowboys

The Stories Behind Texas’ Quirkiest Town Names

The Stories Behind Texas’ Quirkiest Town Names

…frog-hunting frenzy that cut the frog population to zero. Another account involves boys bringing their frogs to class, to which…

Where Does the Texas Hill Country Actually End?

Where Does the Texas Hill Country Actually End?

…shuffle rhythms on longneck nights in dance halls; Jerry Jeff, Willie, Waylon, and the boys. And it’s only a little…

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

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

…the debut of his satirical band, Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys. Friedman’s classics, such as the feminism parody “Get…

In Houston, Crawfish Season Is The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

In Houston, Crawfish Season Is The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

…of the two flashpoints for today’s Bayou City crawfish inferno. The other, Ray Hay’s Cajun Po’ Boys, opened in 1972…

An Intverview with Elmer Kelton

An Intverview with Elmer Kelton

…Awards from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and one of those—The Good Old Boys—was made into a TNT…

True, Texas: What is it? Where is it?

True, Texas: What is it? Where is it?

…and an annual rivalry with neighboring Rockdale for the “Battle of the Bell.” More than half of the boys in…

An Artful Life

An Artful Life

…marriages—to banker Charles Newton Phillips (1921-1925), ophthalmologist Donald Taylor Atkinson (1926-1936), artist Victor Higgins (1937-1940), and art dealer Adelbert E….

Wave Riders: Ocean Motion on Texas’ Coast

Wave Riders: Ocean Motion on Texas’ Coast

…teenager, I spent a good part of each summer strolling the sand at Galveston. On the radio, The Beach Boys

Houston Play-Date

Houston Play-Date

…Afterwards, the boys decided that Houston is not like Dallas. It has its own identity. “Those oil things;’ said Garrett….

Beaching on the Cheap

Beaching on the Cheap

…father-and-son team at Brazos Helicopters conducts aerial island tours that depart from the Mustang Beach Airport. The Birdsell boys can…

Inside These Walls: A Personal Reflection on the Alamo

Inside These Walls: A Personal Reflection on the Alamo

…out of The Alamo. Any of you boys got any suggestions—for starters?” Nobody had any. Silence prevailed. “OK, first, how’s…

Texas Two-Step

Texas Two-Step

…Teenage boys sporting saucer-sized belt buckles pair up with girls clad in blue-jean shorts and red cowboy boots. Silver-haired gentlemen…

Caching in

Caching in

boys away from various screens and all-day vacation slumber. Our Texas girls—who don’t exactly cotton to cold weather—hiked for more…

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