Culture

Armadillo Day is Texas’ Response to Punxsutawney Phil

Armadillo Day is Texas’ Response to Punxsutawney Phil

Every Feb. 2, an oracle emerges from his cave to deliver his predictions to a captivated populace. This oracle is ... Read More »

Kaufman Honors Community, Service, and Hard Work

Kaufman Honors Community, Service, and Hard Work

Kaufman was among the earliest American settlements in the North Texas region known as the Three Forks, named for ... Read More »

Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern Offers Inspiration and Reflection Beneath Houston

Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern Offers Inspiration and Reflection Beneath Houston

From the first note our tour guide sings across the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, we know we’re in for something ... Read More »

How Dallas Chef Tiffany Derry Went From IHOP Cook to TV Personality

How Dallas Chef Tiffany Derry Went From IHOP Cook to TV Personality

To watch Tiffany Derry on high-intensity TV cooking competitions is to witness grace under pressure. On cable ... Read More »

Exploring New Braunfels’ German History at the Faust Hotel

Exploring New Braunfels’ German History at the Faust Hotel

Devil’s Advocate The Faust Hotel in New Braunfels conjures thoughts of Goethe’s Faust by Fernando A. FloresIn the ... Read More »

A Playful Day at Barton Springs in Austin

A Playful Day at Barton Springs in Austin

In 1837, settler William “Uncle Billy” Barton moved his family to a remote Hill Country creek near its ... Read More »

‘Legacy of Love’ Seeks to Unite All in Dallas’ Oak Lawn Neighborhood

‘Legacy of Love’ Seeks to Unite All in Dallas’ Oak Lawn Neighborhood

It started with a picture in The Dallas Morning News: an empty patch of unruly grass covered by a sign that ... Read More »

A Photographer Captures Divine Inspiration in Texas’ Transcendent Landmarks

A Photographer Captures Divine Inspiration in Texas’ Transcendent Landmarks

From the ancient Chisos Mountains to the majestic Piney Woods to the roar of waves crashing on the South Padre ... Read More »

Hemphill Remembers the Columbia Disaster 20 Years Later

Hemphill Remembers the Columbia Disaster 20 Years Later

In the days following the Columbia space shuttle’s disintegration over East Texas 20 years ago, the Piney Woods of ... Read More »

The Kimbell Art Museum Celebrates 50 Years of Shining Natural Light on International Art

The Kimbell Art Museum Celebrates 50 Years of Shining Natural Light on International Art

A band of silvery light runs along the body of a freshly caught mackerel in Anne Vallayer-Coster’s 1787 painting ... Read More »

Dry January? These Texas Counties Are Dry Year-Round.

Dry January? These Texas Counties Are Dry Year-Round.

When January rolls around, many people participate in the monthlong sabbatical from alcohol known as Dry or ... Read More »

Go on a Treasure Hunt at the State Archives Building in Austin

Go on a Treasure Hunt at the State Archives Building in Austin

A Texas trivia question: Where would you go to find reports from state hospital inspections in the 1950s and ... Read More »

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