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Recovering Lost Memories at Brazos Bend State Park

Recovering Lost Memories at Brazos Bend State Park

When I was 11 years old, my parents put our family home in the suburbs of Houston on the market. They received an ... Read More »

An Empty Nester Takes a Trip Back in Time

An Empty Nester Takes a Trip Back in Time

Open Road  | January/February 2024 The Infinite Worldsof Yesterday A son and his parents return to the fields of ... Read More »

Singing Cowboy Tex Ritter’s Legacy Lives On

Singing Cowboy Tex Ritter’s Legacy Lives On

Of all the actors, musicians, sports figures, and entertainers known as Tex, the most famous is practically ... Read More »

Revisiting the El Paso Haunts of Pancho Villa

Revisiting the El Paso Haunts of Pancho Villa

One hundred years ago, rifle fire shattered the morning calm in Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, roughly 400 ... Read More »

Learning on the Road During the Pandemic

Learning on the Road During the Pandemic

Open Road  | December 2023 School’s Out A journalist and mother finds herself in the story of Texas by Sindya ... Read More »

Heisman Quarterback Robert Griffin III on His Return to Texas

Heisman Quarterback Robert Griffin III on His Return to Texas

Robert Griffin III is back—not on the field, but as a popular commentator for college football and the NFL. ... Read More »

In Praise of Magnolia, the ‘Greatest Little Town’ in Texas

In Praise of Magnolia, the ‘Greatest Little Town’ in Texas

The third time was the charm when it came to naming the town of Magnolia. Originally established as Mink, the ... Read More »

Pancho Claus Is Coming to Town

Pancho Claus Is Coming to Town

Inside the convention center at NRG Stadium in Houston, roughly 2,000 rambunctious elementary school children ... Read More »

Searching for Home at Lubbock’s Joyland Amusement Park

Searching for Home at Lubbock’s Joyland Amusement Park

Open Road  | November 2023 All You Got Left A family’s indelible memories of Lubbock’s Joyland Amusement Park by ... Read More »

Author George Saunders on the Whole Texas Thing

Author George Saunders on the Whole Texas Thing

In the contemporary world of literature, George Saunders is known for many things. There are his five books of ... Read More »

Reshaping the Town of Panhandle

Reshaping the Town of Panhandle

Originally named Carson City, the town of Panhandle was a community of 30,000 during the late 1920s oil boom. When ... Read More »

I Once Asked Tejana Author Gloria Anzaldúa for Advice. Nearly 30 Years Later, I Visited Her Grave to Thank Her.

I Once Asked Tejana Author Gloria Anzaldúa for Advice. Nearly 30 Years Later, I Visited Her Grave to Thank Her.

Were we going the right way? My little brother and I had never been to Hargill, a small town northeast of ... Read More »

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