West Texas Writing Great Elmer Kelton is Featured in New Wittliff Collection Materials

West Texas Writing Great Elmer Kelton is Featured in New Wittliff Collection Materials

When it comes to the Western novel as art form, a few authors typically come to mind—Louis L’Amour, Zane Grey, and Willa Cather among them.

The Rainbow Bridge of Southeast Texas: Making Drivers Think Twice Since 1936

The Rainbow Bridge of Southeast Texas: Making Drivers Think Twice Since 1936

I am looking at a picture of the Rainbow Bridge—and it gives me the creeps. The bridge is too high, the road rises at too sharp an angle.

Explore Vintage Texas on a Bankhead Highway Daytrip

Explore Vintage Texas on a Bankhead Highway Daytrip

The well-worn two-lane road veering off US 180 between the towns of Weatherford and Mineral Wells might be able to keep its secret if it weren’t for a small sign with “BH” in bold black letters designating it as an “Historic Route.”
Indeed, the country road is a remnant of the Bankhead Highway, the nation’s first all-weather east-west transcontinental highway.

Getting Away to Galveston—Off-Season and Al Fresco

Getting Away to Galveston—Off-Season and Al Fresco

It’s rarely too chilly for a stroll by the sea. Even during the winter, the Texas Gulf Coast enjoys mild weather on most days.

Boerne Writer Finds Lessons and Comfort in Fly Fishing the Hill Country

Boerne Writer Finds Lessons and Comfort in Fly Fishing the Hill Country

Reading Boerne-based author Steve Ramirez’s first book, Casting Forward, feels a lot like stepping into the refreshing Texas Hill Country rivers Ramirez visits in the book’s pages.

In the Hands of a San Angelo Artist, Gnarled Old Barbed Wire Takes on New Beauty

In the Hands of a San Angelo Artist, Gnarled Old Barbed Wire Takes on New Beauty

San Angelo artist and gallery owner Lisa Curry has struck upon a particularly Texan angle for turning trash into treasure.

Find Serenity on a Tour of Fort Worth Public Artworks

Find Serenity on a Tour of Fort Worth Public Artworks

Known for its Western heritage and collection of world-class museums, Fort Worth boasts a hefty roster of public sculpture and murals.

A Hands-On Challenge: Nurturing Texas’ Beloved Folklife in a Virtual Environment

A Hands-On Challenge: Nurturing Texas’ Beloved Folklife in a Virtual Environment

When folks are locked down, can there still be folklife?
That’s the existential question that Texas Folklife has been asking.

As Texas Clubs and Musicians Struggle to Host Live Shows, One Sure Bet Is Grateful Fans

As Texas Clubs and Musicians Struggle to Host Live Shows, One Sure Bet Is Grateful Fans

When Kevin Russell declared “my business model has been ruined” by Covid-19 on social media a couple months ago, the front man for the Austin band Shinyribs could have been speaking on behalf of almost everyone involved in live music in Texas.

Not Wild Pigs: In Appreciation of Javelinas, Iconic Native Wildlife of Texas

Not Wild Pigs: In Appreciation of Javelinas, Iconic Native Wildlife of Texas

During West Texas sojourns, I watch for collared peccaries like forgotten spirit animals along backroads and hiking trails.

An Austin Birdwatcher Chronicles Her Quest for Winged Creatures in Cemeteries and Parking Lots

An Austin Birdwatcher Chronicles Her Quest for Winged Creatures in Cemeteries and Parking Lots

It may come as a surprise that guidebook author Jennifer L. Bristol, a former park ranger and erstwhile coordinator of the Texas Children in Nature program, is not a lifelong birder.

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