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Catch a Show at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Only Theater

Catch a Show at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Only Theater

The only free-standing theater designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright ever built is located in Dallas’ ... Read More »

Victoria’s Bicentennial Trolley Tour Is the Most Coveted Ticket in Town

Victoria’s Bicentennial Trolley Tour Is the Most Coveted Ticket in Town

As I walk around the 1892 Victoria County Courthouse, the first stop on the Bicentennial 2024 Old Victoria ... Read More »

On Top of the World at Big Bend National Park

On Top of the World at Big Bend National Park

The air is rare at the top of Big Bend National Park, an 800,000-acre expanse of towering mesas and deep river ... Read More »

How Texas Has Led Energy Booms for Over a Century

How Texas Has Led Energy Booms for Over a Century

My muscles shake as I climb up the inside of a seemingly endless vertical tunnel, stopping at platforms along ... Read More »

A Historic Beyoncé Tour in Houston Digs Into Her Texas Roots

A Historic Beyoncé Tour in Houston Digs Into Her Texas Roots

When Beyoncé announced in a commercial during this year’s Super Bowl that a new album was dropping March 29, ... Read More »

How Mesquite Became the Rodeo Capital of Texas

How Mesquite Became the Rodeo Capital of Texas

Growing up in Mesquite, Jennie Blackwood Turnell remembers the city’s annual Rodeo Parade as being “a big deal.” ... Read More »

Travel Back in Time to Prehistoric Texas

Travel Back in Time to Prehistoric Texas

The desert songbird flits out from the shade, snatching up an insect and returning to its perch on the wing of the ... Read More »

Making Cascarones, a Longtime Texas Tradition

Making Cascarones, a Longtime Texas Tradition

How To Texas is a recurring column offering step-by-step instructions on how to be Texan. We'll guide you through ... Read More »

Preserving Texas German in Its Final Days

Preserving Texas German in Its Final Days

Toward the end of a long drive from California to Austin in 2001 to start a new job as a German linguistics ... Read More »

The Daytripper Gets Rejuvenated in Mineral Wells

The Daytripper Gets Rejuvenated in Mineral Wells

The year 1880 was a momentous one for the town of Mineral Wells. It had been settled only three years prior, ... Read More »

The Making of Luck, Willie Nelson’s Old West Town

The Making of Luck, Willie Nelson’s Old West Town

The Western movie set located on Willie Nelson’s property about 30 miles west of Austin was, well, down on its ... Read More »

Shorty’s in Port Aransas Is a Blast From the Past

Shorty’s in Port Aransas Is a Blast From the Past

Musician Jim Dugan grabs a Seagull acoustic guitar from his Ford F-250 diesel pickup in the gravel parking lot at ... Read More »

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