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The Stories Behind Texas’ Quirkiest Town Names

The Stories Behind Texas’ Quirkiest Town Names

…a teacher responded, “Frogs are not to be brought to school.” Blowout, founded in 1854 Blowout is named for Blowout

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

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

…rural Southern music being made for the world. But when the songs “Sallie Gooden” and “Arkansaw Traveler” were pressed onto…

Who Was the Historic Figure Behind Texas Jack Wild West Outfitter in Fredericksburg?

Who Was the Historic Figure Behind Texas Jack Wild West Outfitter in Fredericksburg?

…got interested in the Texas Jack story after hearing about the pioneer drama Scouts of the Plains. “If you were…

The History of Glen Rose Can Be Told Through Its Prehistoric Petrified Wood

The History of Glen Rose Can Be Told Through Its Prehistoric Petrified Wood

…to the picturesque valley by its healthful sulfur springs and flowing artesian wells. As the automobile revolutionized personal travel in…

Wildfires Continue Across Texas as Temperatures Soar and Droughts Worsen

Wildfires Continue Across Texas as Temperatures Soar and Droughts Worsen

temperatures—some reaching as high as 110 degrees—dry vegetation likely increases a wildfire breakout. Although weather conditions contribute to the duration…

Three Danes Baking Company Finds a New Audience For Old World Treats

Three Danes Baking Company Finds a New Audience For Old World Treats

…customers clamored anew for the indulgent flavors and textures of smørkage (butter cake); frøsnapper (twisted puff pastry filled with buttercream…

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

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

wrote advertising for nine years out of college and absolutely hated every minute. I was miserable, then lost my job…

The Lost History of Texas Granite that Never Made it to the Capitol

The Lost History of Texas Granite that Never Made it to the Capitol

…cut more than turn around for a lost block and figure out a way to lift it back onto the…

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

…equipment rentals, and shuttles. brazosoutdoorcenter.com Dick’s Canoes, Aquilla: provides rentals and shuttles for trips on the Brazos below Whitney Dam….

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

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

Illustration by Brian Lutz He’s the bard of the Hill Country—a satirist, author, singer-songwriter, raconteur, and equal-opportunity offender. He’s run…

JewBoy Burgers Bring Cultures Together

JewBoy Burgers Bring Cultures Together

…When I have posted about the burger joint on Instagram, I found myself fielding questions about what the name implies….

10 Facts About the Texas State Flag

10 Facts About the Texas State Flag

…this Flag Day, we’ve compiled a list of facts about the Texas state flag that every Texan should know. 1….

With a Concha Revival Underway, Here’s Where to Get the Colorful Pastries in Texas

With a Concha Revival Underway, Here’s Where to Get the Colorful Pastries in Texas

…brioche bread but a little bit lighter.” To form the patterns on a concha, bakers use cookie cutter-like stamps or…

Texas Singer-Songwriter Robert Earl Keen is Retiring After a 40-Year Wild Ride

Texas Singer-Songwriter Robert Earl Keen is Retiring After a 40-Year Wild Ride

…on Forever,” live audiences by the thousands shout his own lyrics back to him, all but drowning out the raspy…

The Wild Extremes Texas Photographers Go To for Thrilling Storm Shots

The Wild Extremes Texas Photographers Go To for Thrilling Storm Shots

Taken along County Road 172 south of Earth, north of Littlefield. “The sunset was absolutely beautiful behind us, with the…

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