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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Speaking of Texas: Riding High

By: Mary G. Ramos, DallasWhen the Southern Pacific Railroad was built westward from San Antonio toward El Paso in the…

Speaking of Texas: R.I.P., Old Rip

By: Bobby Lynn Shehorn, Austin With its thick, reptilian skin, two horns pointing from itshead, and a back and tail…

In Search of the Perfect Guayabera

There’s an essential, all-purpose shirt that every Texas man should have in his wardrobe. It’s one that can be worn…

“Show Some Ginger!”

For Texas Rangers and Houston Astros fans, April brings the sweetest of sounds—the first crack of the bat at the…

San Antonio’s Uke Salute!

Austin may tout itself as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” but San Antonio is undeniably the “Ukulele Capital…

Restoration of a Dallas Landmark: Old Red

As I maneuver through southbound traffic along I-35E, I’m keeping one eye on the Dallas skyline. Just ahead, the 50-story…

Celebrate LBJ? Can Do!

On January 1, a year-long tribute to Lyndon Baines Johnson commences with the launching of www.LBJ100.org, a Web site that will showcase…

The Million-Dollar Tree

It just isn’t Christmas without observing that time-honored custom—driving around to look at the lights. You say the bigger the…

Saints’ Roost

When settlers began pushing into the Texas Panhandle in the late 1870s, the town of Clarendon was not like most…

Small Town, Big Art

At the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center in Kerrville, dozens of eclectic exhibits—often four running concurrently—come and go throughout the…

A Grand Ole Opry

Nestled along the Trinity River some 42 miles northeast of Houston, the town of Liberty maintains close ties to its nearly 200-year-old…
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