Joe Nick Patoski

Senior writer Joe Nick Patoski has been writing about Texas and Texans for more than 50 years. The author of books about Willie Nelson, Selena, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Dallas Cowboys, and Austin, Patoski hosts the weekly Texas Music Hour of Power on Marfa Public Radio and Wimberley Valley Radio. He lives near the Hill Country community of Wimberley.

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A Brief History of the Rise and Rise of Texas Skyscrapers

October 7, 2022

The recent announcement that construction will soon begin on Texas’ tallest skyscraper came as a surprise to many.

San Marcos’ Famed Sundance Records Pops Up This Week Before Reopening Permanent Store

March 8, 2021

The appearance of a pop-up record shop outside Zelick’s Ice House in San Marcos this week is a sign of something new and completely different for the booming college town between Austin and San Antonio.

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