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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Remember Independence Day!

Celebrate Texas Independence Day on March 2 by exploring the Texas Independence Trail Region, an area rich in historical sites…

In Griff's Element

Photographers, take note: Those of you who have long admired photographer J. Griffis Smith’s inventive work for Texas Highways can now learn…

Governor Willie

Texas’ oil booms attracted remarkable characters, and every boom town had its own. In Kilgore (see story, page 12), the…

Folks, Let’'s Polka

Most months out of the year in Texas, you’ll find a full plate of festivals celebrating everything from fire ants…

Caverns and Currents

For lovers of Texas’ subterranean world, the mysterious caverns beneath the state’s varied topography provide wonderlands of discovery. And in…

The Light Crust Doughboys

Texans of every age still belt out “Beautiful Texas,” the ’30s-vintage song written by the Light Crust Doughboys’ colorful sponsor,…

Pat the Long-Lived Horse

Pat the horse served for 26 years with the U.S. Army’s 2nd Infantry Division. After “enlisting” in 1912 at age…

Famous Texans Reveal What They Love About Texas

From Liz Smith to Roger Clemens to Greater Tuna's Aunt Pearl, 25 Texas celebrities tell what they love most about…

Speaking of Texas History

Popular as it is—and it has long been our readers’ favorite column—Speaking of Texas is a gate-crasher where this magazine’s…

Remembering JFK: The Sixth Floor Museum

In the 20 years following the assassination, the seven-story, red brick building that housed the Book Depository changed hands and…

Texas Quilts: Stitches in Time

From homespun 19th-Century bedcovers to elaborate, computer-inspired creations, Texas has a long quilting tradition. If you'd like to learn more…
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