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.

On the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, Cities Across Texas Offer Ways to Pay Tribute

September 10, 2021 | By Morgan O'Neal

Saturday marks two decades since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that forever changed our nation.

Plan a Weekend in Carthage With Country Music, Boudin, and Kayaking

January 30, 2020 | By John Lumpkin

New Paddling Trail Near Carthage Navigates a Secluded Stretch of the Sabine River

November 1, 2019 | By John Lumpkin

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Sabine River Sandbar Paddling Trail runs 15 miles through undeveloped riverbank with sandbars that provide opportunities to rest or camp.

15 Small Texas Towns to Visit Now

July 31, 2019 | By

There was a time when most Texans lived over yonder. But over the past century, the percentage of Texans living in rural areas versus urban areas flipped: Today, 85 percent of us live in cities, while only 15 percent live in the country, according to the Texas Demographic Center.

In Country’s Country

September 16, 2015 | By Randy Mallory

I grew up in a Texas family that does country-western music. The lilt of a fiddle breakdown, the rhythm of a shuffle drum beat, the soulful wail of a steel guitar—these sounds seeped into my pores in the 1950s and ’60s, forevermore setting a button on my internal radio dial to “classic country.”

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