John Nova Lomax

Beware the Ghost Fiddler of the San Bernard River

October 30, 2021

Settled by some of the first of Stephen F. Austin’s Old Three Hundred colonists 200 years ago this year, Brazoria County has an edge over other Texas counties in the ghost story department.

Writers to Pay Tribute to Larry McMurtry This Weekend in Archer City

October 8, 2021

Roughly six months after the passing of the Texas Tolstoy, writers and fans of Larry McMurtry will gather this Saturday in Archer City, the town that made the man who made the town famous.

Gruene Hall’s Frank Schlather Day Celebrates the Man With the Big Thirst and Bigger Heart

June 22, 2021

As Hondo Crouch was to Luckenbach, and beer-drinking goat Clay Henry was to Terlingua, so was Frank Schlather to Gruene.

Texas Highways Exclusive: The Captured Malaquite Beach Gator Tells All

May 28, 2021

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On Monday, National Park Service rangers encountered a live alligator on Malaquite Beach, just south of Corpus Christi.

Roadside Oddity: The Giant Longhorn Skull of Bandera

April 26, 2021

Presiding over the southern approach to the rootin’ tootin’ cowboy town of Bandera, fixing its steady-yet-vacant gaze on the Medina River, is a giant polyurethane foam and fiberglass sculpture of a Longhorn skull.

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