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Houston Astros Reflect on Their Success and Why They Love Their City

It’s a good time to be the Houston Astros. After several tough seasons of rebuilding and an unpopular move from…

How Houston’s First Ward Industrial Yard Transformed into an Artistic Epicenter

Just northwest of downtown Houston, a sprawling complex of factories and warehouses that once churned with heavy industry now fosters…

New Photography Book by Michael Cirlos Showcases the Diversity of the Alamo City

A popular social media project to document the diversity and culture of Texas’ third-largest city is now a photography book.…

How an Austin Suburb Became a Literary Mecca

A little more than two decades ago, the novelist and professor Tom Grimes paid a visit to the childhood home…

El Paso Young-adult Author Benjamin Alire Sáenz Explores the Outliers

Don’t be surprised if you fall in love with the characters in Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s fiction. Be it with two…

Peek into the Creative Processes of Willie Nelson, John Graves, and Other Texas Greats

In 1985, Bill Wittliff was four years away from mega-success as screenwriter and executive producer of the beloved miniseries Lonesome Dove when…

Exhibition Coming to the African American Museum in Dallas Will View Jefferson’s Monticello Through the Eyes of Slaves

An upcoming museum exhibit in Dallas will explore life on one of the nation’s most historic plantations—from the perspective of…

Irish Storybook Creator Oliver Jeffers Talks Children's Books in Abilene

Oliver Jeffers has sold millions of children’s picture books, traveled the globe as a renowned artist, and even collaborated on…

Kings and Queens of the Accordion Are Set to Play in Houston

  Some of the best accordion players from across Texas and the region are set to perform at the 29th…

W.F. Strong Tells Unbelievable Tales of Texas’ Past in His New Book

You might recognize W.F. Strong’s booming, theatrical voice from his Stories from Texas segment on public radio show Texas Standard. And as evidenced…

Why Mattress Mack Means so Much to Houston

  Jim McIngvale moved to Houston in 1981 with $5,000 and a dream to build a furniture empire. Within a…

How Houston's Art Scene Bounced Back from Harvey After the Storm Collided with Its Season Openings

Harvey struck when Houston’s world-class arts scene was gearing up for a new season, devastating venues and upending plans. But…
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