To See Amazing Art, You Just Need to Go Back to School

To See Amazing Art, You Just Need to Go Back to School

As a longtime Austinite who is not an alumna of the University of Texas at Austin, I rarely had reason to set foot on campus—until I was invited to be part of a public art tour and found myself in the lobby of Welch Hall, where chemistry and biophysics are taught in the College of Natural Sciences.

After Spring’s Mating Season, It’s Babies Gone Wild at Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway

After Spring’s Mating Season, It’s Babies Gone Wild at Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway

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.

A New Memorial Honors Buffalo Soldiers History in San Angelo

A New Memorial Honors Buffalo Soldiers History in San Angelo

Named for the strong, burly buffalo that roamed the land, the U.S. Army’s first Black enlisted soldiers left a legacy of perseverance and valor in the swath of territory they served, from Alaska, Hawaii, and the Philippines to almost every state and territory west of the Mississippi River.

On the Hunt for Mack McCormick, a Houstonian and Folklorist Who Loved Texas Blues

On the Hunt for Mack McCormick, a Houstonian and Folklorist Who Loved Texas Blues

The first time I saw Mack McCormick’s name, it was attached to the liner notes on the back of the first albums issued by Arhoolie Records, the storied American folk music label founded by Chris Strachwitz.

For His 30th Album, Dale Watson Pays Tribute to Lead Belly and the 12-String Guitar

For His 30th Album, Dale Watson Pays Tribute to Lead Belly and the 12-String Guitar

In 2020, Dale Watson moved to Marshall, right in the same neck of the Piney Woods where early 1900s blues legend Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter began learning the musical instrument that would earn him the moniker “King of the 12-String Guitar.” Watson pays tribute to Lead Belly and his historic guitar on the title track of Starvation Box, a new 12-song collection named for the expression that Lead Belly’s father used for mocking his son’s guitar, the very symbol of his career.

Plan Your Rocksprings Road Trip Now to See the Bats at Devil’s Sinkhole

Plan Your Rocksprings Road Trip Now to See the Bats at Devil’s Sinkhole

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.

The October 2023 issue of Texas Highways "Tastes Like Home"

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