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The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

Old Tunnel State Park sits on a brush-covered limestone ridge that divides the watersheds of the Guadalupe and ... Read More »

Kinky Friedman Introduces Gold Star Kids to the Land That Shaped Him

Kinky Friedman Introduces Gold Star Kids to the Land That Shaped Him

He’s the bard of the Hill Country—a satirist, author, singer-songwriter, raconteur, and equal-opportunity ... Read More »

How Goats Went From Overgrazing Villains to Brush-Clearing Heroes

How Goats Went From Overgrazing Villains to Brush-Clearing Heroes

Grazed and Confused The Hill Country’s history of overgrazing sparks conservation-minded ranching By Asher ... Read More »

How Prison Labor Helped Build the Texas Capitol in the 1880s

How Prison Labor Helped Build the Texas Capitol in the 1880s

Plans were already in the works for a new Texas Capitol when a fire burned its predecessor in 1881. To ... Read More »

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

An Open Palm A state of grief becomes a state of solace for a new Texan by Fowzia KarimiIf grief is a landscape, ... Read More »

Generations of Texans Have Flocked to Concan for the Frio River and Neal’s Dining Room

Generations of Texans Have Flocked to Concan for the Frio River and Neal’s Dining Room

The tiny town of Concan, tucked in the rolling hills of Uvalde County, has been a summertime recreational haven ... Read More »

With a New Album Out, 81-Year-Old Delbert McClinton Reflects on His Six-Decade Career

With a New Album Out, 81-Year-Old Delbert McClinton Reflects on His Six-Decade Career

“You’re 81. What the heck are you making a new record for?” It’s an honest, semi-innocent question to pose ... Read More »

It Wouldn’t Be Wedding Season in Texas Without the Grand March

It Wouldn’t Be Wedding Season in Texas Without the Grand March

The dance starts with our elders. Two old-timers who know what it means to spend decades together in marriage ... Read More »

William Clark Green Finds a Muse in the People and Places of Small-Town Texas

William Clark Green Finds a Muse in the People and Places of Small-Town Texas

Even though singer-songwriter William Clark Green now calls the big city of Fort Worth home, his upbringing in ... Read More »

Lockhart’s Library Is the Oldest in Texas Still in Its Original Building

Lockhart’s Library Is the Oldest in Texas Still in Its Original Building

Step inside the Dr. Eugene Clark Library in Lockhart and you’re immediately met by an “old library” scent—woody, ... Read More »

Volksmarching Brings Texans Together for Fitness and Camaraderie

Volksmarching Brings Texans Together for Fitness and Camaraderie

U.S. Army lieutenant Susan Medlin was stationed in Augsburg, Germany, in 1984, the year before the Bavarian city’s ... Read More »

Cookbook Historian Toni Tipton-Martin Highlights the Contributions of Black Cooks in American Food History

Cookbook Historian Toni Tipton-Martin Highlights the Contributions of Black Cooks in American Food History

When speaking at events, Toni Tipton-Martin engages her audiences with historical images depicting African ... Read More »

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