Art + Music

In Appreciation of Echo Bridge, the Coolest Music Venue in Texas

May 31, 2023 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Set on the San Antonio River, where live oak, pecan, mesquite, and willow trees line the banks and create a shady, bucolic scene, Echo Bridge in San Antonio is the coolest music venue in Texas you’ve never heard of.

Pretty as a Picture in Van Horn

May 30, 2023 | By TH Staff

Country Singer Kelly Willis Returns with Trio, Performing at Kerrville Folk Festival This Weekend

May 22, 2023 | By Michael Corcoran

Kelly Willis is feeling liberated. After decades being a wife, mother, and singer always on the verge of mainstream success, she’s ready for something new.

A Musical About El Camino Real de las Tejas Cranks Out a Colorful History

May 17, 2023 | By Joe Nick Patoski

There are two great stories of Texas, as far as Brian Beattie is concerned. One is the Alamo, about which much has been written, honored, preserved, and mythologized.

Austin’s Waterloo Park Is Abuzz with Dan Winters’ ‘Seeing Bees’ Photo Installation

May 9, 2023 | By Melissa Gaskill

A path winds down the hillside in the Luci and Ian’s Family Hill Country Garden at the south end of Waterloo Park, just a couple blocks from the Texas State Capitol.

On His 90th Birthday, Willie Nelson Proved It Ain’t Over Yet

May 5, 2023 | By Turk Pipkin

Musicians Go Wild on New Album Celebrating Texas State Parks

May 2, 2023 | By Joe Gross

A few years ago, Anne Brown had an idea. As the executive director of Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, she started contemplating the centennial of the Texas State Parks system in 2023 and how the organization could celebrate it.

Freddy Fender Gets His Due with A Texas Historical Marker

April 26, 2023 | By Steven Hughes

Embracing Tradition and Texas Politics, Cornyation Reigns Over San Antonio’s Fiesta

April 21, 2023 | By Kirk Walsh

This spring, the infectious spirit and vibrancy of Fiesta returns to the streets, theaters, and event spaces of downtown San Antonio.

The Cabinet Oak Project Celebrates Art, a Historic Tree, and LBJ’s Legacy

April 19, 2023 | By Clayton Maxwell

If only this branch could talk. During a 2020 thunderstorm, a giant limb of a 300-year-old live oak at the Lyndon B.

Austin’s Broken Spoke Dance Hall Finally Gets Its Texas Historical Marker

April 14, 2023 | By Jen Hamilton Hernandez

On what would have been James M. White’s 83rd birthday, friends of the White family, local musicians, politicians, and press, along with longtime patrons, gathered in the dirt parking lot under the storied oak tree outside the Broken Spoke in Austin.

Texas Native Janine Nabers Finds Inspiration for ‘Swarm’ in Her Houston Roots

March 31, 2023 | By Greg Wakeman

The Texas connections run deep in Swarm.
The satirical, psychological thriller TV series, which premiered at South by Southwest in March, revolves around Dre (played by Dominique Fishback), a young woman whose obsession with Ni-Jah, a pop star who was heavily inspired by Beyoncé, leads her down a grisly path.

The Return of Dallas’ Legendary Longhorn Ballroom

March 23, 2023 | By Michael Corcoran

Asleep at the Wheel was getting ready to play the Longhorn Ballroom in Dallas on May 13, 1975, when a reporter knocked on the bus door to tell them that their hero, Bob Wills, had just passed away.

At the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, It’s the Student Artists Time to Shine

March 9, 2023 | By Layne Van Vranken

Since the age of 4, Joshua Washington, a freshman at Pasadena Memorial High School, has created art with colored pencils, watercolors, and oil paints.

The June 2023 cover of Texas Highways Magazine

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