Art + Music

See Early 20th-Century Big Bend Through the Lens of Photographer W.D. Smithers

February 19, 2024 | By Matt Joyce

Armadillo World Headquarters Strikes a New Chord

February 16, 2024 | By

Dave Dalton Thomas

The Armadillo World Headquarters never grew old. But its legend sure as hell did.
As a venue, it lasted not quite 11 years, from mid-1970 to the first hours of 1981.

Roadside Oddity: The Giant Uvalde Cut-outs

February 15, 2024 | By Sarah Thurmond

Our state is full of novelties, many of which have a peculiar story of how they came to be on their particular bend of the road—and we’re on a quest to tell them all.

A Transformative Weekend Getaway in Historic Laredo

February 14, 2024 | By Luis G. Rendon

The Elisabet Ney Museum Is a Historic Austin ‘Hidden Gem’

February 13, 2024 | By Mary Huber

At the corner of East 44th Street and Avenue H in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Austin stands a three-story stone structure that looks like a small medieval castle, with a keep (or fortified tower) and a colonnaded portico at the entrance.

It’s a New Season for Fort Worth’s Abraham Alexander

February 2, 2024 | By Joe Nick Patoski

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, Abraham Alexander’s love song “Tears Run Dry” is filling the airwaves.” The track, which comes from his debut album, SEA/SONS, was inspired by the story of family friends celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

The Crescent Hotel in Fort Worth Is a Work of Art

January 16, 2024 | By John Lumpkin

Bathed in ambient light, an imposing 3D relief greets visitors behind the front desk as they enter the new Crescent Hotel on Camp Bowie Boulevard in Fort Worth’s Cultural District.

What to Do in Texas in 2024

January 12, 2024 | By TH Staff

Singing Cowboy Tex Ritter’s Legacy Lives On

January 11, 2024 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Of all the actors, musicians, sports figures, and entertainers known as Tex, the most famous is practically unknown to younger generations today.

Roadside Oddity: The ‘Marfa Payphone’

January 10, 2024 | By Sarah Vasquez

Pay phones are a relic of the past. With the emergence of cellphones, the public phones that let you make a call for a quarter became obsolete starting in the early 2000s.

Museum of the Big Bend’s Expansion Enters the World of Art

November 17, 2023 | By Pam LeBlanc

Step onto the patio that juts from the recently opened expansion of the Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine, and the spiny ridgeline of the Davis Mountains rises in the distance.

A New Exhibit Goes Inside the Making of ‘¡Viva Terlingua!’

November 8, 2023 | By Michael Corcoran

When Craig Hillis visited ¡Viva Terlingua! The Big Bang of Texas Music in September, he was more amazed by what he heard than what he saw.

Remembering Fort Worth’s Caravan of Dreams

October 27, 2023 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Forty years ago, a most unusual performance and arts space opened its doors in downtown Fort Worth.

Amarillo’s Where We’ll Be

October 24, 2023 | By Jennifer Stewart

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