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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Extraordinary Texans - '16

What does it take to be extraordinary? The Texans in these pages have each made their marks in vastly varied…

Quiz: Are You a True Texan?

“It’s impolite to ask a person where they are from. If they are from Texas, they will tell you. If…

Navigating the Past

The first words out of my son Byrdie’s mouth when I pick him up from school are usually, “Did you…

Handsome Hides

Ensconced at his Ranch in British Columbia, Canada, legendary leather wizard Al Stohlman was focused on his leather craft. Really…

Art Deco Achievement

Let’s say you’re among the millions of people who visit Fair Park in Dallas for the State Fair of Texas…

Piece of My Heart

This summer marks 50 years since a 23-year-old from Port Arthur moved to San Francisco to become a pioneering female…

Theaters Under the Stars

Just after sunset under a wide-open Texas sky, a colossal outdoor movie screen towers over a sea of cars. In…

Duded Up

Bucked off a bronc and knocked unconscious, Florence Hughes Randolph lay on a stretcher at the 1929 San Antonio Rodeo.…

Equine Shrine

Horse racing was “the NFL of colonial times,” we’re told at the start of our visit to the American Quarter…

Sleep Tight!

A few years ago, I took a canoe trip on the Rio Grande through Big Bend National Park’s Santa Elena…

Pioneers of Posh

It’s safe to say that an elegant, 19th-Century mansion was not what I was expecting to see as I drove…

Hail to the Boys of the CCC

When I was a child, Texas’ state parks were beloved vacation destinations. I became intimately familiar with the ubiquitous brown-and-yellow…
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