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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Tracing General Sam's Piney Woods

After crossing the Red River into Texas in December of 1832, Sam Houston’s first stop was the city of Nacogdoches,…

Almost.

Bison graze just beyond the main road as we enter Caprock Canyons State Park northeast of Lubbock. They loom large,…

Sustainable Beauty

We both grew up on ranches, separated by time and distance, but bound by common experience. Life on the land…

Fort Worth Exhibits

In the Fort Worth Cultural District, fans of culture, art, and history will find plenty to keep them busy year-round.…

Canton Trade Days

The flea-market phenomenon known as Canton’s First Monday Trade Days dates to the 1850s, when traders brought dry goods ,…

Silver Rush

I step out of the jewelry store into the sun, quite pleased with my new purchase—a pair of silver teardrop…

Aviation Amusement

The 1920s was an exciting decade for American aviation: Barnstormers flew from town to town showing off their daredevil tricks;…

Back to the Frontier

Earlier this winter, an ice storm swept across the state, arriving in full force along an imaginary line that once…

Due West

The late, great Texan Dolph Briscoe Jr. loved his native land as much as anyone who gazed upon the storied…

Curious Collection

J. Marvin Hunter, the late founder of the Frontier Times Museum in Bandera, liked to say that he didn’t collect…

Bookshop Memories

Wherever I travel, I seek out independent bookstores. They help define a city’s character for me. That said, I don’t…

Cast Away

Seated on a large, flat rock along a tranquil section of the Guadalupe River, I hear the faint whoosh of…
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