My Favorite Texas Trip: Two Instrumental Guitarists Tour Through Far West Texas

My Favorite Texas Trip: Two Instrumental Guitarists Tour Through Far West Texas

Two winters ago, my friend Cameron Knowler and I were touring across Texas, playing concerts of instrumental music referencing jazz, country, and avant-garde guitarists to anyone who’d listen.

Bartlett’s Houston Black Soil Is Once Again Fertile Ground

Bartlett’s Houston Black Soil Is Once Again Fertile Ground

The hourlong drive from my house in Austin to the quiet town of Bartlett is not so much a drive as it is an unwinding, an unpacking, a leaving behind of the detritus that accumulates in the city. I get behind the wheel and creep through traffic on Interstate 35, headed north.

When the Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys Came to El Paso

When the Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys Came to El Paso

In 1993, the El Paso Red Cross was in desperate need of money. The organization hatched a plan to host an event so large that it could sell out the Sun Bowl and give the proceeds to local charities.

Let the Transformation of Bartlett Begin

Let the Transformation of Bartlett Begin

It’s a thought that has probably occurred to almost every Texan at one point or another. You’ll be out there driving along, going from nowhere to someplace, when you pass through a foundering small town with a tragic downtown area, and you see the abandoned gas stations and empty stores and think …

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