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Daytripper: Hillsboro

Daytripper: Hillsboro

When burning up the highway between Dallas and Austin, it’s easy to pass through Hillsboro and see nothing more than modern gas stations and frontage-road shopping.

Bobbie Nelson, Pianist and Big Sister to Willie Nelson, Dies at 91

Bobbie Nelson, Pianist and Big Sister to Willie Nelson, Dies at 91

He called her Little Sister Bobbie, but she was in fact Willie Nelson’s big sister in so many ways.

The Death of Artist Bob ‘Daddy-O’ Wade Leaves a Texas-Size Hole in the Lone Star Art World

The Death of Artist Bob ‘Daddy-O’ Wade Leaves a Texas-Size Hole in the Lone Star Art World

The Texas art world will greet 2020 with a Texas-size hole in its ranks. Artist Bob “Daddy-O” Wade—best known for enormous artworks like the 35-foot cowboy boots in San Antonio’s North Star Mall parking lot and the 2,600-pound polyurethane iguana atop a building at the Fort Worth Zoo—died from heart disease in the wee hours of Christmas Eve.

Where to Celebrate National Ice Cream Day in Texas

Where to Celebrate National Ice Cream Day in Texas

In Texas, whether it’s National Ice Cream Day or not, scoops reign supreme.

The Ultimate Texas Summer Bucket List

The Ultimate Texas Summer Bucket List

Some Texans aren’t content with a life well lived, they want hard evidence: the family vacation photos, a souvenir to stick on the shelf, their name in a register at the highest point in Texas. To help you achieve those goals, we’ve compiled a list of only-in-our-state pursuits you need to check off before another summer speeds by.

Bowie: Come for the Giant Knife; Stay for the Friendly Folks

Bowie: Come for the Giant Knife; Stay for the Friendly Folks

The World’s Largest Bowie Knife stands on the main road to Bowie from US 287’s high-speed bypass.

Heart of Texas History

Some of the most enjoyable visits I’ve made to Texas small towns have included a little time spent in jail.

Songs in the Key of T

Songs in the Key of T

A guitar-brandishing fiberglass jalapeño beckons from the sidewalk in downtown Irving. Walk a few paces more and you’ll find a keyboard painted on the walkway, and beyond that, a glass door etched with the names of famous songs, from “Tumblin’ Tumbleweed” to “Wooly Bully” and “I Want to Take You Higher.”

The Light Crust Doughboys

The Light Crust Doughboys

Founded by western swing legend Bob Wills in Fort Worth in 1931, The light Crust Doughboys were originally sponsored by Burrus Mill, the maker of Light Crust Flour.

All the Right Notes

All the Right Notes

Sighting the Texas Musician’s Museum, two blocks north of Hillsboro’s restored courthouse, gave me the metabolic mellow-down that comes when you disembark from the city into the country.

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