With the Vietnam War still raging in the summer of 1972, there was a cultural chasm that seemed too wide to cross in Texas: Longhairs weren’t welcome in honky-tonks, and cowboys didn’t mingle with “peaceniks.” But five words built a bridge.
If you meet Yvonne “Bonnie” Palacios today, you’d be hard-pressed to learn she’s a six-time world champion baton twirler.
Sporting a cowboy hat, creased blue jeans, a shiny belt buckle, and a confident strut, comedian William Lee Martin is a presence.
When Robert Earl Keen hits the guitar chords that open his classic anthem “The Road Goes on Forever,” live audiences by the thousands shout his own lyrics back to him, all but drowning out the raspy voice of the renowned singer-songwriter on stage.
Mexican and American cultures blend into something new in the South Texas border town
As a photographer, pilot, author, and entrepreneur, Jay B. Sauceda has ruminated upon the Texas identity from many angles.