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See Early 20th-Century Big Bend Through the Lens of Photographer W.D. Smithers

See Early 20th-Century Big Bend Through the Lens of Photographer W.D. Smithers

In one of his pictures documenting life in far West Texas, photographer Wilfred Dudley (W.D.) Smithers shows a ... Read More »

Armadillo World Headquarters Strikes a New Chord

Armadillo World Headquarters Strikes a New Chord

The Armadillo World Headquarters never grew old. But its legend sure as hell did. As a venue, it lasted not quite ... Read More »

Roadside Oddity: The Giant Uvalde Cut-outs

Roadside Oddity: The Giant Uvalde Cut-outs

Our state is full of novelties, many of which have a peculiar story of how they came to be on their particular bend ... Read More »

A Transformative Weekend Getaway in Historic Laredo

A Transformative Weekend Getaway in Historic Laredo

Directions to Laredo are easy. Get on Interstate 35 and head south. Go far enough and you’ll get there eventually. ... Read More »

The Elisabet Ney Museum Is a Historic Austin ‘Hidden Gem’

The Elisabet Ney Museum Is a Historic Austin ‘Hidden Gem’

At the corner of East 44th Street and Avenue H in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Austin stands a three-story stone ... Read More »

It’s a New Season for Fort Worth’s Abraham Alexander

It’s a New Season for Fort Worth’s Abraham Alexander

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, Abraham Alexander's love song "Tears Run Dry" is filling the airwaves." The ... Read More »

The Crescent Hotel in Fort Worth Is a Work of Art

The Crescent Hotel in Fort Worth Is a Work of Art

Bathed in ambient light, an imposing 3D relief greets visitors behind the front desk as they enter the new Crescent ... Read More »

What to Do in Texas in 2024

What to Do in Texas in 2024

A new year brings new adventures, and Texas has plenty in store for 2024. From inaugural music festivals to venues ... Read More »

Singing Cowboy Tex Ritter’s Legacy Lives On

Singing Cowboy Tex Ritter’s Legacy Lives On

Of all the actors, musicians, sports figures, and entertainers known as Tex, the most famous is practically unknown ... Read More »

Roadside Oddity: The ‘Marfa Payphone’

Roadside Oddity: The ‘Marfa Payphone’

Pay phones are a relic of the past. With the emergence of cellphones, the public phones that let you make a call ... Read More »

Museum of the Big Bend’s Expansion Enters the World of Art

Museum of the Big Bend’s Expansion Enters the World of Art

Step onto the patio that juts from the recently opened expansion of the Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine, and the ... Read More »

A New Exhibit Goes Inside the Making of ‘¡Viva Terlingua!’

A New Exhibit Goes Inside the Making of ‘¡Viva Terlingua!’

When Craig Hillis visited ¡Viva Terlingua! The Big Bang of Texas Music in September, he was more amazed by what he ... Read More »

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