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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Aviation Amusement

The 1920s was an exciting decade for American aviation: Barnstormers flew from town to town showing off their daredevil tricks;…

Back to the Frontier

Earlier this winter, an ice storm swept across the state, arriving in full force along an imaginary line that once…

Due West

The late, great Texan Dolph Briscoe Jr. loved his native land as much as anyone who gazed upon the storied…

Curious Collection

J. Marvin Hunter, the late founder of the Frontier Times Museum in Bandera, liked to say that he didn’t collect…

Bookshop Memories

Wherever I travel, I seek out independent bookstores. They help define a city’s character for me. That said, I don’t…

Cast Away

Seated on a large, flat rock along a tranquil section of the Guadalupe River, I hear the faint whoosh of…

Gather 'Round

The cowboy rides in from the West,mulling stanzas, lines and words.Winter delivers a fleeting restfrom the fences, trenches and herds.…

Texas Grit: Dust Bowl memories

In our January 2014 issue, our Texas Grit feature looks at the hardships of the Dust Bowl, one of the…

Texas Grit: Dust Bowl Resources

Historians have studied the Dust Bowl era from many angles in the years since the infamous drought racked the Southern…

Cast Away: Basics, On the Fly

Catch a fish on a fly rod once and chances are you’ll be “hooked.” But just like fishing with a…

Texas Grit

The view from High Lonesome Lane is remarkably empty. The narrow dirt road cuts through the southern High Plains, traversing…

Caching in

If my husband, John, buys a gadget, he’s going to use it. Trust me. All the more if the gadget…
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