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Remembering Bassist Dusty Hill, the Foundation of ZZ Top’s Enduring Texas Groove

Remembering Bassist Dusty Hill, the Foundation of ZZ Top’s Enduring Texas Groove

The death of 72-year-old Joe Michael Hill in Houston on Tuesday marks the end of a remarkable life in music. It Read More »

The Evolution of Texas Film, by Decade

The Evolution of Texas Film, by Decade

Texas is known for its picturesque landscapes, booming cities, cowboy culture, and legendary stories. All those ... Read More »

A Nocturnal Motorist Stops for Gas at a San Augustine Sinclair Station in 1939

A Nocturnal Motorist Stops for Gas at a San Augustine Sinclair Station in 1939

Photographer Russell Lee took this picture of a Sinclair service station in San Augustine while on assignment to ... Read More »

The Unconventional and Idyllic Life of Lipscomb’s 44 Residents

The Unconventional and Idyllic Life of Lipscomb’s 44 Residents

Ben Bussard is a happy kid.Age 11, he bursts out the door, BB gun in tow, and scrambles down the hill to Wolf Creek Read More »

Lubbock Winemaker Kim McPherson Puts Texas Wine on the World Stage

Lubbock Winemaker Kim McPherson Puts Texas Wine on the World Stage

After studying grape-growing and winemaking in California, Kim McPherson returned home to Lubbock in 1979 and ... Read More »

How <i>The Last Picture Show</i> Changed the World’s View of Small Town Texas

How The Last Picture Show Changed the World’s View of Small Town Texas

SStaring at the front of the Royal Theater, I feel as though I’m looking backward through time. Taking in the ... Read More »

Meet Fredericksburg’s Ultimate German Souvenir Shop: Kuckuck’s Nest

Meet Fredericksburg’s Ultimate German Souvenir Shop: Kuckuck’s Nest

Inside the Kuckuck’s Nest in Fredericksburg, country tunes emanate from a small radio. But that’s not the only ... Read More »

Essay: Growing Up and Growing Old in Ysleta

Essay: Growing Up and Growing Old in Ysleta

Dust to Dust A mother's hope binds her family in the border town of Ysleta by Sergio TroncosoI took my first ... Read More »

My Hometown: College Sweethearts Serve Up Tex-Mex Comfort in Leakey

My Hometown: College Sweethearts Serve Up Tex-Mex Comfort in Leakey

The year was 1991. At the Purple Sage Dance Hall in Uvalde, Jimmy Albarado asked Alma Alaniz to dance. He’d noticed Read More »

The Magical Days of Aquarena Springs in San Marcos

The Magical Days of Aquarena Springs in San Marcos

Spring Lake has attracted humans for millennia, its plentiful fresh water providing relief for indigenous Clovis ... Read More »

A Huntsville Museum Offers a Rare Chance to Step Into the Room where Sam Houston Died

A Huntsville Museum Offers a Rare Chance to Step Into the Room where Sam Houston Died

The Steamboat House in Huntsville not only protects artifacts of Texas history at the Sam Houston Memorial ... Read More »

A New Biography Recounts Juan F. Vasquez’s Journey from South Texas Cotton Fields to the U.S. Tax Court

A New Biography Recounts Juan F. Vasquez’s Journey from South Texas Cotton Fields to the U.S. Tax Court

Judge Juan F. Vasquez has covered a lot of ground in his more than 25 years on the U.S. Tax Court. But most ... Read More »

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