Preserving the Mexican Barrio in Dallas’ Oak Cliff Neighborhood

Preserving the Mexican Barrio in Dallas’ Oak Cliff Neighborhood

Born and raised in Dallas, Ruben A. Arellano moved to the city’s Oak Cliff neighborhood when he was around 13 years old.

Sympathy for the Devil in Southwest Texas

Sympathy for the Devil in Southwest Texas

In a world where we are perhaps overly dependent on GPS—focused on getting from point A to point B as quickly and efficiently as possible—I’ve found that simply unfurling a road map and blindly jabbing a finger down on the page just to see what’s there is a surefire way of reopening my mind to the possibilities of exploration and adventure.

Leatherface Is Not Through Tormenting Texans

Leatherface Is Not Through Tormenting Texans

Here in Texas, we have a long, complicated relationship with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a scary movie made terrifying once you learn it’s supposedly based on a true story.

Candles in Formation: It’s Beyoncé’s 40th Birthday

Candles in Formation: It’s Beyoncé’s 40th Birthday

Only once in my life have I ever wanted to be older than I was: the time I realized I had missed the chance to meet and obviously become BFFs with Beyoncé in middle school by like a grade or so.

The El Paso Altars to La Virgen de Guadalupe

The El Paso Altars to La Virgen de Guadalupe

Almost 500 years after her alleged emergence on a hill in the northern part of Mexico City, La Virgen de Guadalupe remains an important part of Mexican culture and identity.

The “Gayborhoods” of Texas

The “Gayborhoods” of Texas

Texas’ “gayborhoods” aren’t just neighborhoods with rainbow-painted crosswalks at their intersections; they’re historic communities where Texas pride and gay pride intersect in ever-fascinating unison.

A Reader’s Maiden Voyage Into the World of Lonesome Dove

A Reader’s Maiden Voyage Into the World of Lonesome Dove

On January 1, I started doing what I’d been planning on doing for almost a year: reading the many books about Texas that I wasn’t exposed to until I was an adult.

Riding High in El Paso’s Lowrider Scene

Riding High in El Paso’s Lowrider Scene

Lowrider culture isn’t difficult to find around El Paso. It’s in the oldies the local radio station 92.3 The Fox plays for eight hours each Sunday.

How To Be a Boss Like Barbara Jordan

How To Be a Boss Like Barbara Jordan

Big power can come in small packages. The brightly colored board book Boss Texas Women, by coauthors Kristen Gunn and Casey Chapman Ross, may be for children, but it packs a wallop of inspiration for all ages about the women who’ve changed Texas.

A New Biography Portrays Lady Bird Johnson as Much More Than Just a Flower Girl

A New Biography Portrays Lady Bird Johnson as Much More Than Just a Flower Girl

After a year of the ongoing pandemic and, more recently, the Great Texas Freeze, all Texans will welcome the colorful blooms of this wildflower season.

A Lucha Libre Movie at SXSW Calls Attention To Femicide in Juárez

A Lucha Libre Movie at SXSW Calls Attention To Femicide in Juárez

A woman stood inside a wrestling ring in Juárez. She wore a red leotard over her fishnet tights.

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