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 11 years, from mid-1970 to the first hours of 1981.

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 structure that looks like a small medieval castle, with a keep (or fortified tower) and a colonnaded portico at the entrance.

What Remains of the Wends Can Be Found in Serbin

What Remains of the Wends Can Be Found in Serbin

On the eve of Jan. 25, students at St. Paul Lutheran School in Serbin, south of Giddings, set out empty plates on windowsills and fence posts as part of an annual tradition called the Birds’ Wedding.

A Pittman Pilgrimage: Touring Texas’ First Practicing Black Architect’s Work

A Pittman Pilgrimage: Touring Texas’ First Practicing Black Architect’s Work

As I walked toward the Joshua Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Waxahachie, I noticed a blackbird on the roof fluffing its feathers.

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 for a quarter became obsolete starting in the early 2000s.

Everything’s Coming Up Roses at This Farm Near Houston

Everything’s Coming Up Roses at This Farm Near Houston

Marveling at the sprawling, vibrant rose buds that populate Life in Rose Farm in Magnolia, it’s hard to believe owners Theresa Pham and Shaw Nguyen have only been growing roses for three years.

The Story of Christmas Comes to Life at Fort Leaton’s Posada

The Story of Christmas Comes to Life at Fort Leaton’s Posada

The Texas State Parks system marks its 100th anniversary this year. With 89 parks, natural areas, and historic sites to choose from, visitors can experience all kinds of outdoor activities.

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