Written by Matt Joyce
Looking for something tasty in Texas? The 2014 semifinalists in the James Beard Foundation's awards for best chefs and restaurants would be a good place to start. The newly released list is populated with Texas people and places throughout.
The Aegean Islands; Baden, Germany; Mendoza, Argentina … and the Texas Hill Country? What do the humble oak-covered hills of Central Texas have in common with these exotic locales? A thriving wine industry, of course.
The Big Squeeze contest for young accordionists kicks off this weekend under a new format designed to diversify the genres of music represented in the annual competition.
Lubbock musician Andy Hedges has put out a fine new album featuring his characteristic interpretations of classic cowboy and traditional folk tunes.
Davis Mountains State Park, which is currently closed for construction, has announced that it will reopen December 20, about 2-and-a-half months earlier than initially expected.
The popular park in far West Texas closed to visitors September 3 for an overhaul of its septic system. During the closure, the park is also upgrading its bathrooms, removing dead trees, constructing a new bird-viewing area near the main park campgrounds, and adding six miles of hiking trails. You can read more about the projects in our previous coverage of the closure
Throughout the closure, Indian Lodge—the park's hotel that was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930—and Black Bear Restaurant will remain open. The lodge and the restaurant will close for maintenance from January 27 to February 6.
In the second half of the 19th century, the United States established a line of military posts in west-central Texas to protect settlers from hostile Native Americans and other frontier turbulence. A new book, The Texas Forts Trail, offers a concise and colorful introduction to the forts and the experience they offer visitors today.
Fifty years ago on this date, the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy checked into Suite 850 of the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth. It would be the last night of the president's life; he was assassinated the following day, November 22, 1963, in Dallas.
A group of historians and others who study the historic French presence in the upper Mississippi Valley will gather in Austin this weekend to discuss a French explorer whoâ€™s New World journey encountered rough travels in a territory that came to be Texas.
For space buffs, astronauts are intensely fascinating. Only a select few dreamers make NASAâ€™s cut to join the ranks of space travelers. Their mastery of science, aviation, and physical fitness sets them apart. Their explorations are heralded in classrooms, books, and movies.
It may seem like the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy has been dissected in every manner imaginable. But the assassination's pending 50th anniversary on November 22 continues to reveal new perspectives of the event. Case in point: Wednesday's opening of the Ruth Paine House Museum, the suburban Irving home where Lee Harvey Oswald stayed the night before he shot Kennedy.
The heart of downtown Fort Worth is debuting its Â makeover with the grand opening celebration of the new Sundance Square Plaza.