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

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

His tombstone is inscribed with “World’s Champion Fiddler,” as his virtuosity dominated contests in North Texas since his teen years in the early 1900s.

Banking on Renewed Interest In Its History, a Crazy Water Hotel Reopens in Mineral Wells

Banking on Renewed Interest In Its History, a Crazy Water Hotel Reopens in Mineral Wells


Historic photo courtesy Crazy Water Plaza / current by Gene Fowler
Several years ago, Kelly North was living in the Dallas area when she fell under the spell of Mineral Wells.

Pitmasters Share How To Make a Texas-style Smoked Burger

Pitmasters Share How To Make a Texas-style Smoked Burger

If your burger obsession spills onto Instagram, like mine does, you may have picked up on the trend of smoked burgers: the thrilling merger of contemporary craft barbecue techniques with the communal sense memory of childhood summertime backyard barbecues.

Writers to Pay Tribute to Larry McMurtry This Weekend in Archer City

Writers to Pay Tribute to Larry McMurtry This Weekend in Archer City

Roughly six months after the passing of the Texas Tolstoy, writers and fans of Larry McMurtry will gather this Saturday in Archer City, the town that made the man who made the town famous.

Buddy Holly Hall Puts Lubbock on the National Tour Map

Buddy Holly Hall Puts Lubbock on the National Tour Map

This 220,000-square-foot, $154 million venue, which took four years to construct, honors his legacy by providing a state-of-the-art space to welcome musicians as well as dancers, comedians, and actors.

Burklee Hill Vineyards Brings New Life to Kress Department Store in Lubbock

Burklee Hill Vineyards Brings New Life to Kress Department Store in Lubbock

Located in a beautifully renovated 1930s Kress department store building, the winery opened in March 2020, and serves about a dozen wines.

A Reader’s Maiden Voyage Into the World of Lonesome Dove

A Reader’s Maiden Voyage Into the World of Lonesome Dove

On January 1, I started doing what I’d been planning on doing for almost a year: reading the many books about Texas that I wasn’t exposed to until I was an adult.

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