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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

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…

The Fast Lane

You see yourself behind the wheel of a super sleek and beautiful exotic car that is one of the most…

Welcome to King Country

The scent of sweet acacia charts a lazy course across the South Texas coastal plains, drifting like an unmoored skiff…

Sailing On

Aboard the Tall Ship Elissa docked at Galveston’s Pier 21, two boys pause near the wide base of a towering…

Keeper of the Flame

In the 1960s at his Soho building in New York City, “minimalism” icon Donald Judd would take his phone off…

A Key to Understanding

I know a museum has triumphed when I leave a bit stunned, new realizations having just taken hold. Before my…
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