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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

The National Museum of the Pacific War

Most weekends of the year, crowds flock to Fredericksburg to enjoy the Hill Country ambiance, shop along historic Main Street,…

Speaking of Texas: Forest Gumption

When the 34th Texas legislature established the Texas Forest Service in 1915, there were few guidelines in place to direct…

Speaking of Texas: Goodbye to a River Turns 50

Update: Writer John Graves died Wed., July 31, 2013 at the age of 92 at his home, "Hard Scrabble," near…

Postcards: Attwater’s Prairie-Chickens

Scientists join forces to bring these endangered birds back from the brink of extinction By Margaret Shakespeare An hour’s drive…

Field of Screens: Texas Drive-ins

Texas drive-ins still serving up movie magicBy Mary O. Parker Anticipation fills the air as movie-goers at Midland’s Big Sky…

Speaking of Texas: Institute of Texan Cultures

See related: Speaking of Texas: Revisiting a Texas TreasureGiving Voice to History“We’ve been collecting oral histories since 1970,” says Rhett…

Speaking of Texas: Revisiting a Texas Treasure

Smithsonian affiliation signals new era at Institute of Texan CulturesBy Nola McKeySince its beginning in 1968 as the Texas Exhibits…

Pageant of the Charro

Charreada celebrates hacienda ranching traditions and sustains the roots of the modern rodeoBy Julia RobinsonDating to the 16th Century, charreada…

Speaking of Texas: Oh, Henry!

By Jennifer NalewickiShort-story writer O. Henry (1862-1910), a keen observer of human nature with an affinity for irony and tragicomic…

Wittliff Collections: Exploring the Galleries

To fully appreciate the diverse offerings of The Wittliff Collections, visitors first need to know that the handsome, 4,080-square-foot archive…

The Wittliff Collections: Sharing a Spirit of Place

On the seventh floor of the Alkek Library in the middle of Texas State University, I take in windowed views…

Speaking of Texas: The Mother (Neff) Lode

See: Speaking of Texas: A Gift from Mother NeffBy Lori MoffattAbout 30 miles south of Waco, near the town of…
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