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One Man’s Half-Century Project to Heal a Hill Country Landscape Created a Legacy Reaching Far Beyond His Fenceline

One Man’s Half-Century Project to Heal a Hill Country Landscape Created a Legacy Reaching Far Beyond His Fenceline

In 1969, a San Antonio fried-chicken tycoon was struck by a life-changing idea: He would find, buy, and heal “the ... Read More »

To Hook ’Em,  or To Gig ’Em? A Son Schools His Father on a College Tour

To Hook ’Em, or To Gig ’Em? A Son Schools His Father on a College Tour

The night before I take my oldest son to visit Texas A&M, my wife comes home to find me watching The Blind Side. ... Read More »

Conjunto Ambassadors Los Texmaniancs on the Magic of ‘Musica Alegre’

Conjunto Ambassadors Los Texmaniancs on the Magic of ‘Musica Alegre’

The Tex-Mex sound of Los Texmaniacs is also called musica alegre—happy music—for good reason. That bouncy two-step ... Read More »

Take a Tour of Decatur with Longtime Newspaper Publishers Roy and Jeannine Eaton

Take a Tour of Decatur with Longtime Newspaper Publishers Roy and Jeannine Eaton

Roy Eaton’s earliest memory of the Wise County Messenger was his parents eagerly awaiting its Thursday delivery ... Read More »

A Runner Reflects on Lady Bird Johnson’s Legacy and the Companionship of Nature

A Runner Reflects on Lady Bird Johnson’s Legacy and the Companionship of Nature

Johnson described nature as her daily companion. “The song of the wind in the upper branches of the pine trees is ... Read More »

Meet Our Makers: Jae Benjamin of Benjamin Soap Co.

Meet Our Makers: Jae Benjamin of Benjamin Soap Co.

At her studio in Hutto, Jae Benjamin crafts small batches of cold-process soaps and hand-poured soy candles using ... Read More »

Dearest Dumplin’: Ya Novelist Julie Murphy Talks Teen Empowerment, Dolly Parton, and Her Netflix Movie

Dearest Dumplin’: Ya Novelist Julie Murphy Talks Teen Empowerment, Dolly Parton, and Her Netflix Movie

Julie Murphy was on the law school track when a little book named Twilight came out during her senior year at Texas Read More »

Willie Nelson Opens up About His Musical Family, His Love of Texas, and Why He’s Still on the Road to the Next Stage

Willie Nelson Opens up About His Musical Family, His Love of Texas, and Why He’s Still on the Road to the Next Stage

There’s nothing like the feeling of stepping onto Willie Nelson’s tour bus. Whether you do it once or a hundred ... Read More »

Artist Lindy Chambers Finds Inspiration Along the Backroads of Bellville

Artist Lindy Chambers Finds Inspiration Along the Backroads of Bellville

When Lindy Chambers drives along the backroads of her hometown of Bellville, she often pulls over to take photos of Read More »

Antiques Roadshow Star Bruce Shackelford’s Eye for Objects Has Taken Him from Abilene to Reality TV

Antiques Roadshow Star Bruce Shackelford’s Eye for Objects Has Taken Him from Abilene to Reality TV

Bruce Shackelford is one of those enviable characters who’s developed a notable career by pursuing his own ... Read More »

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