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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Literal(ly) San Antonio

On a 1709 expedition into the unsettled territory north of the Rio Grande, Fray Isidro Espinosa of Nueva España wrote…

Of Pork and Posterity

Like most Texans, I grew up loving pork: bacon, bratwurst, ham, carnitas, chops, loin, hot dogs, baby-back ribs, breakfast patties,…

Songs in the Key of T

A guitar-brandishing fiberglass jalapeño beckons from the sidewalk in downtown Irving. Walk a few paces more and you’ll find a…

Miles of Stylle

Stylle Read took an interest in re-creating old-time Texas with colorful artwork while growing up in Lufkin in the 1950s.…

Stitching the Alamo

The recent bestowing of World Heritage Site status to San Antonio’s five missions—the first attractions in Texas to receive this…

The Great Wacoan Novel

The Houghton Mifflin Company made history in 1952 with the publication of a novel called Sironia, Texas. At 840,000 words,…

Haven for history

Houston businessman J.P. Bryan had been searching for the perfect site for a museum to showcase his immense collection of artifacts…

Founder Favors Five

J.P. Bryan opened The Bryan Museum in Galveston in June 2015 to showcase his vast collection of artworks and historical…

Rare Miró exhibit at McNay

Painter and sculptor Joan Miró had a prolific and profound career, and the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio is…

Raising Sugarcane

In the days before refrigeration and air-conditioning, East Texans relished sugarcane syrup for sweet relief from their arduous lifestyle.

Original Texas Road Trip

Just outside the quaint East Texas town of Mount Vernon, County Road 2025 stretches ahead like a postcard from the…

Frontier Spirits

Some say my lodging for this evening—the commander’s quarters at historic Fort Concho—is home to a ghost. About 13 years…
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