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The Spirit of Diamond Bessie Lives On In New Novel Inspired By Jefferson’s Famous Murder Trial

The Spirit of Diamond Bessie Lives On In New Novel Inspired By Jefferson’s Famous Murder Trial

…Jody Hadlock breezes into a busy coffee shop to talk about her new book, The Lives of Diamond Bessie, a…

Big Bend’s Oldest Surviving Adobe Structure Gets a Makeover

Big Bend’s Oldest Surviving Adobe Structure Gets a Makeover

years in concert with the park. Visitors typically seek out Big Bend for solitude and natural wonder, he notes, but…

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

…banks, or how many times you’ve jumped into it. In search of a new perspective, I asked my friend George…

With New Performances, John Lomax III Fuels the Lomax Family Legacy of Preserving American Folk Songs

With New Performances, John Lomax III Fuels the Lomax Family Legacy of Preserving American Folk Songs

…displaced Texans I’d see whenever I visited Nashville over the decades. Every time, it seemed, he was into something new

Cemetery Strolls Offer an Opportunity to Meditate on Life’s Big Questions

Cemetery Strolls Offer an Opportunity to Meditate on Life’s Big Questions

…Halloween a few years ago. We followed the tracks up a small hill, then around in a circle, then back…

In Praise of Tex-Mex with TV Chef Pati Jinich

In Praise of Tex-Mex with TV Chef Pati Jinich

Illustration by Mona Daly Almost 10 years ago, while on tour to promote one of her cookbooks, Pati Jinich visited…

50 Years Ago, Willie Nelson United Cowboys and Hippies at the Armadillo World Headquarters

50 Years Ago, Willie Nelson United Cowboys and Hippies at the Armadillo World Headquarters

…nervous before he came out,” recalls Cleve Hattersley of Greezy Wheels. “Nobody knew what to expect, but as soon as…

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

…more than 100 million years. Caddo Lake proved a case in point. In 1977, Texas declared the paddlefish threatened. Deprived…

At the Toilet Seat Art Museum in The Colony, You’ll Feel Moved By the Creativity

At the Toilet Seat Art Museum in The Colony, You’ll Feel Moved By the Creativity

New York City annually to make a celebrity appearance and talk about his new seats on air; he made a…

What Is the Greatest Piece of Art in Texas?

What Is the Greatest Piece of Art in Texas?

…life-size sculpture made entirely of Cheez Doodles, The Cocktail Party, by New York-based Sandy Skoglund at the McNay in San…

A Century of Recorded Country Music Started With Texas Fiddler Eck Robertson

A Century of Recorded Country Music Started With Texas Fiddler Eck Robertson

…as his virtuosity dominated contests in North Texas since his teen years in the early 1900s. But Alexander “Eck” Robertson…

Absent Since 2009, Piggly Wiggly Stores Are Reappearing in East Texas

Absent Since 2009, Piggly Wiggly Stores Are Reappearing in East Texas

…grilling and salads). Two of the shoppers, Jimmy and Sherry Mitchell of Athens, arrived at 7 a.m. Years ago they…

Roman Bust Discovered In Texas Dishes On Life As a Famous Antiquity

Roman Bust Discovered In Texas Dishes On Life As a Famous Antiquity

…Young. According to KUT, which first reported the story that since been picked up by news outlets around the world,…

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

…Antonio from England when he was 20 years old, Giles designed multiple county courthouses in Texas and established a 13,000-acre…

History and Ghost Stories Abound at Barber’s—Texas’ Oldest Indie Bookstore

History and Ghost Stories Abound at Barber’s—Texas’ Oldest Indie Bookstore

…nothing was brand new and shiny. I felt very comfortable because I knew I could find just about anything I…

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