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Get Home Before Sundown or La Llorona Might Get You

Get Home Before Sundown or La Llorona Might Get You

story, a cuento de fantasmas, fodder for retellings like Joe Hayes’ popular bilingual book La Llorona: The Weeping Woman. But…

Rinsing Wagons in the San Antonio River

Rinsing Wagons in the San Antonio River

Courtesy General Photograph Collection, University of Texas at San Antonio Special Collections Though small by Texas standards, the San Antonio…

My Hometown: Presidio Has Been a Frontier Crossroads For Centuries

My Hometown: Presidio Has Been a Frontier Crossroads For Centuries

stuff that’s not allowed to be brought in from Mexico anymore, like fresh jalapeños and Mexican bologna. And it also…

An Ode to the Native Chile Pequin, the ‘Mother of All Peppers’

An Ode to the Native Chile Pequin, the ‘Mother of All Peppers’

silversmith Clint Orms typically specializes in elaborately engraved belt buckles and jewelry, but he’s also accommodated requests for custom pillboxes,…

Inside the Effort for Black Cemeteries to Gain Historical Status

Inside the Effort for Black Cemeteries to Gain Historical Status

overgrown field with an illegal dumping ground in the back. Until Hutto resident Robyn Bieber and organizations including Black Families…

Port Aransas Bids Adieu to a Favorite Fishing Outfitter as Locals Seek to Balance Growth and Preservation

Port Aransas Bids Adieu to a Favorite Fishing Outfitter as Locals Seek to Balance Growth and Preservation

by Harvey and deemed unsalvageable, it was closed for total rebuilding, reopening the following year. The company later added Grumbles,…

Shumla Treks Offer a Revealing Look at the Ancient Rock Art of Southwest Texas

Shumla Treks Offer a Revealing Look at the Ancient Rock Art of Southwest Texas

The group listens raptly, then scrambles up limestone slabs and mounds of rubble to get a closer look. Some of…

Ancient Mosasaur Discovery Has Us Wondering Where Texas Ranks for Fossils

Ancient Mosasaur Discovery Has Us Wondering Where Texas Ranks for Fossils

bones will be fast-tracked up to the museum’s publicly visible preparation lab, where—under the gaze of mounted dinosaur skeletons—visitors will…

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

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

Illustration by Brian Lutz He’s the bard of the Hill Country—a satirist, author, singer-songwriter, raconteur, and equal-opportunity offender. He’s run…

Find Dinosaur Tracks and Ax-Throwing on a Weekend Getaway to Glen Rose

Find Dinosaur Tracks and Ax-Throwing on a Weekend Getaway to Glen Rose

kayakers floating by on the Paluxy. 5 / BIG ROCKS PARK/PALUXY RIVER WALK Climb limestone boulders sculpted by the Paluxy…

Up For Sale, the Old Spanish Trail Restaurant in Bandera Serves Up Cowboy History

Up For Sale, the Old Spanish Trail Restaurant in Bandera Serves Up Cowboy History

wagon that doubles as a salad bar, a row of bar stools made out of leather saddles, and the rest…

Amid Drought, the Texas Peach Crop Is Arriving Later—and Sweeter—Than Usual

Amid Drought, the Texas Peach Crop Is Arriving Later—and Sweeter—Than Usual

Terrell, and Studebaker Farms near Fredericksburg will have peaches through mid-August and perhaps until Labor Day. A sign at Burg’s…

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

[Williams], Steve Earle, Richard Dobson, and KT Oslin. Lightnin’ Hopkins and Mance Lipscomb were regular Folklore Society performers.” While John…

Roadside Oddity: How a Champion Baton Twirler Inspired Benavides’ Welcome Sign

Roadside Oddity: How a Champion Baton Twirler Inspired Benavides’ Welcome Sign

weren’t wealthy. In order to pay for the expenses, her mother, Oralia, and Delio would host bingos, sell barbecue plates,…

For Female Country Singers From Texas, There’s Something in the Water

For Female Country Singers From Texas, There’s Something in the Water

women. It’s uncomfortable to talk about for a lot of folks because people will yell at you for “not being…

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