“Winnsboro, The Light Crust Doughboys, and outlaws—January 2013 is the absolute best!”

—PAUL R. COCHRAN, Martinsburg, WV

Maceo Heyday

Thank you for the article on Gulf Waters Gaming [“Outlaws,” January]. My father, A.J. Adams, known as “York,” was a Maceo business partner. My brothers and I were practically raised at the Balinese. The food was terrific, the shows were captivating, and the patrons glamorous. If you had the privilege of going there, I’m sure you’ve never forgotten the magic!


Soar Marfa

Terry Toler’s article on Marfa [February] brought back a wonderful experience our family had there years ago. We moved from the East Coast to the West Coast with a one-week stop in Marfa. My dad was a sailplane pilot and we trailered his aircraft across the country. The abandoned Marfa Army Air Base was accessible in those days. He took full advantage of the incredible soaring opportunities that August week.
One large hangar still stood, and my brother and I had fantastic “flights” in two abandoned Army training bombers inside. The joy of that visit reaches out to me, and I may find myself there again one day soon.


EDITOR’S NOTE: We recommend a return visit soon, Mr. Petre! Another note on the story: Marfa is not the highest-elevation town in Texas—the nearby town of Fort Davis claims that distinction.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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