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What Is the Greatest Piece of Art in Texas?

What Is the Greatest Piece of Art in Texas?

A quiet path leads from the old mission church toward the river. I’m alone in the thicket, but I can…

The Comanche Trail in Big Bend Recalls a Bygone Era of Tribal Raids into Mexico

The Comanche Trail in Big Bend Recalls a Bygone Era of Tribal Raids into Mexico

…across the Southern Plains. They came to make raids into Mexico to capture horses, and sometimes mules and humans. The…

An Ode to the Native Chile Pequin, the ‘Mother of All Peppers’

An Ode to the Native Chile Pequin, the ‘Mother of All Peppers’

…Chip challenge to San Antonio’s 4 Horsemen Challenge, in which people eat the “hottest burger on the planet.” And even…

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

horse corral. Two other Texas restaurants—Scholz Garten in Austin, which opened in 1866, and Gaido’s Seafood Restaurant in Galveston, which…

Big Bend’s Oldest Surviving Adobe Structure Gets a Makeover

Big Bend’s Oldest Surviving Adobe Structure Gets a Makeover

…but Alvino stayed in the house until 1957, four years before it became part of Big Bend. Pat Taylor, left,…

Ancient Mosasaur Discovery Has Us Wondering Where Texas Ranks for Fossils

Ancient Mosasaur Discovery Has Us Wondering Where Texas Ranks for Fossils

…ancient elephant relatives, and up to 12 different species of horse. And, of course, there are the ice age mammals,…

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?

…newspaper accounts describing an 1872 Nebraska skirmish with Miniconjou horse raiders. Texas Jack reportedly shot and killed a raider just…

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

…A crew of 250 men, along with hundreds of oxen, mules, and horses, worked 12 hours a day, six days…

Looking for a Saloon? Bandera’s Historic 11th Street Cowboy Bar Is For Sale

Looking for a Saloon? Bandera’s Historic 11th Street Cowboy Bar Is For Sale

…James McGroarty says he’s selling the 11th Street Cowboy Bar in Bandera, where you’re as likely to find a horse

Pageant of the Charro

Pageant of the Charro

…it’s easy to feel transported to a much earlier time. Two dozen regal horsemen, dressed in the charro finery of…

Riding High at Dude Ranches

Riding High at Dude Ranches

…riding a sure-footed horse along a rocky path that twists and bucks through cedar-strewn hills south of Bandera. My teenage…

Historic Moment in Granbury

Historic Moment in Granbury

…outdoors activities offered by Lake Granbury, so a late-spring invitation to speak at a writers’ conference had me anticipating a…

Paris, Anyone?

Paris, Anyone?

Horse Western Wear, a very cool Western-apparel store in Reno (suburban Paris, if you will). Let the friendly folks at…

Fests Up! Fall 2010

Fests Up! Fall 2010

…actual festival with a Cowboy King and Queen Contest, cow-patty bingo,performances by a trick roper, stagecoach rides, mechanical bull/horse rides,…

Bugle Call at Fort McKavett

Bugle Call at Fort McKavett

…quiet that surrounds Fort McKavett, it’s easy to imagine bugle calls, the creak of saddlery, and the snort of horses….

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