Search results for "and-roll"

The Edge of the World in Texas

The Edge of the World in Texas

The sun rises on a cloudless day in mid-October. On North Padre Island, a barrier island near Corpus Christi, my husband, Adrian, and I pack our striped beach bag with bright plastic buckets and trowels, fruit pouches and bottles of water.

The Daytripper Climbs Texas’ Tallest Peak

The Daytripper Climbs Texas’ Tallest Peak

In all of Texas’ 268,597 square miles, there are only two outdoorsy national parks: Big Bend, known far and wide for its rugged border landscape; and Guadalupe Mountains, which features Texas’ tallest peak. 

Summer Getaway: A Weekend in Wichita Falls

Summer Getaway: A Weekend in Wichita Falls

Growing up in Wichita Falls, I noticed my hometown didn’t attract many visitors. Downtown was full of empty aging buildings. Restaurants opened and closed every other year, and stores in the mall changed constantly—none offering the fashionable choices found in bigger cities like Dallas. Locals were content with driving more than two hours to Dallas for entertainment or one hour north to Oklahoma to

Has Brenham Become the Hamptons of Texas?

Has Brenham Become the Hamptons of Texas?

There aren’t enough synonyms for “quaint” in describing Brenham, that rare landlocked town that feels like it should have a lighthouse. Arranged around an Art Deco courthouse which, built in 1939, is one of the newer buildings downtown, Brenham keeps history in its place.

Discover McAllen’s (Valley-style) urban charms

Discover McAllen’s (Valley-style) urban charms

For many fellow Texans from “up north,” the Rio Grande Valley might be synonymous with birds, beaches, and grapefruit groves.

Scott H. Biram: That Dirty Ol’ One-Man Band

Scott H. Biram: That Dirty Ol’ One-Man Band

Scott H. Biram is a one-man band who has blown five-piece rock groups off the stage.

Daytripper: Richmond

Daytripper: Richmond

On the far southwest side of Houston is a city on the Brazos River that’s much smaller than its big-city neighbor but predates it by more than a decade.

Mapping Texas Music

Mapping Texas Music

There are more than 2,000 bands from all over the world performing at SXSW Music in Austin this year, and there’s definitely something for fans of every genre imaginable.

Ballast of the Beat

Ballast of the Beat

The Old Austin crowd loves to reminisce about all-night jam sessions with Stevie Ray Vaughan and the lost progressive-country paradise of the Armadillo World Headquarters.

Live from the Hills

Live from the Hills

From a rise overlooking this Hill Country valley, the elements that create Utopiafest’s celebration of music and place come into focus: A band rocks a stage to the cheers of a bobbing crowd.

Piece of My Heart

Piece of My Heart

This summer marks 50 years since a 23-year-old from Port Arthur moved to San Francisco to become a pioneering female rock star.

The San Antonio Blues

The San Antonio Blues

Arguably the most monumental date in the history of recorded music in Texas was November 23, 1936, when Robert Johnson created the template for electric blues, which became rock-and-roll, in Room 414 of the Gunter Hotel in San Antonio.

Miles of Stylle

Miles of Stylle

Stylle Read took an interest in re-creating old-time Texas with colorful artwork while growing up in Lufkin in the 1950s.

Viva Big Bend!

Viva Big Bend!

If there’s a description that comes up repeatedly when people talk about the Marfa lights, it’s the way they dance.

Round Top Holiday

Round Top Holiday

My family of 12 was once referred to as “a small country.” Growing up in a four-bedroom house in Houston with six sisters, four brothers, and two parents fostered close ties among my siblings.

The Latest

AD

AD

AD

AD

Get the Magazine

Save up to 62% off the cover price

Subscribe

True Texas in Your Inbox

Sign up for magazine extras, upcoming events, Mercantile specials, subscription offers, and more.