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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

50 Years of TEXAS

The infectious opening song of TEXAS—a bouncy Broadway-style tune sprinkled with Texas swagger—sticks in your head long after the outdoor…

Shop That Miranda Built

"Welcome to Lindale,” announces the vinyl billboard with a picture of a platinum blonde holding a guitar. “Hometown of Miranda…

Tribal Treks

The Caddo Indians were among the first Texans, moving into the Neches Valley about 1,200 years ago. For nearly a…

Viva Big Bend!

If there’s a description that comes up repeatedly when people talk about the Marfa lights, it’s the way they dance.…

Joyful Addiction

The fun is in the anticipation, say some, in the moments before you take the plunge, eyes wide open. Others…

Bent on Boats

Inside a historic boat barn in Port Aransas, a small group gathered around a newly built wooden skiff to sign…

Giddyup Zydeco

About three hundred horses, saddled and raring to go, tug impatiently at their reins as the Bill Pickett Zydeco Trail…

Bellows in the Blood

Randall Jackson planted himself in the center of the dance floor and focused on the stage. The 21-year-old watched closely…

Stitching a Legacy

LaJoyce Flanagan is sitting in the Linden schoolhouse where she taught more than 50 years ago, recalling the tiny desks…

Drawn to the Scene

During Austin’s counterculture heyday, from the opening of the Vulcan Gas Company in 1967 to the closing of the Armadillo…

Hometown Roy

It’s not likely that many people stumble on Wink. the tiny Permian Basin town (population 940) is indeed “the middle…

Mystery Solved?

Billy the Kid, one of America’s most notorious gunslingers and Wild West frontier outlaws, was shot dead in New Mexico…
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