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

With the Vietnam War still raging in the summer of 1972, there was a cultural chasm that seemed too wide to cross in Texas: Longhairs weren’t welcome in honky-tonks, and cowboys didn’t mingle with “peaceniks.” But five words built a bridge.

Three Takes on the Classic Texas Cheeseburger

Three Takes on the Classic Texas Cheeseburger

What goes on a burger is about as important to the burger experience as the meat itself.

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

The Old Spanish Trail in Bandera, one of the oldest continuously operating restaurants in Texas, is on the market for a cool $3.25 million.

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

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

When Miranda Lambert won the Country Music Association’s “Entertainer of the Year” for 2022, it was the first time the honor has gone to a woman in over a decade—and only the ninth time ever.

Author Jesse Sublett Delves Into Austin’s Criminal Underbelly

Author Jesse Sublett Delves Into Austin’s Criminal Underbelly

When I was gigging regularly in bands in Austin and elsewhere in the 1970s, I would daydream I was a character in a black-and-white movie, playing in nightclubs that were fronts for underworld characters, where criminal plots were hatched backstage and crime bosses conducted business over cocktails.

Who Was the Historic Figure Behind Texas Jack Wild West Outfitter in Fredericksburg?

Who Was the Historic Figure Behind Texas Jack Wild West Outfitter in Fredericksburg?

Like thousands of other Texas pioneers, Virginia native John B. Omohundro headed for the Lone Star State after the Civil War, in which he had served as a Confederate scout.

JewBoy Burgers Bring Cultures Together

JewBoy Burgers Bring Cultures Together

As host of Cheap Eats, I’ve eaten burgers all over the country, and I guess you could say I’ve tasted them all.

Polka Music? Czech! Kolaches? Czech! Get Ready for Slavnost in La Grange

Polka Music? Czech! Kolaches? Czech! Get Ready for Slavnost in La Grange

For a long time, Czech influences on Texas culture have been overlooked, often overshadowed by the history and traditions of the German immigrants who settled in Central Texas.

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

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

Texas Highways has obtained an exclusive interview with the Roman bust purchased for $34.95 at an Austin Goodwill store in 2018 by local antiques seller Laura Young.

Everything Goes to the Dogs at the Buda Wiener Dog Races

Everything Goes to the Dogs at the Buda Wiener Dog Races

After the usual trumpet fanfares, the racers, distinguished by different colored bandanas around their necks, are guided into their posts.

It Wouldn’t Be Wedding Season in Texas Without the Grand March

It Wouldn’t Be Wedding Season in Texas Without the Grand March

The dance starts with our elders. Two old-timers who know what it means to spend decades together in marriage and come out wealthier in love.

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