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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Texas makes several "Best of" list for 2008

Fortune Small Business magazine released the results from its quest for the 100 Best Places to Live and Launch in 2008, a list that…

Pink Granite, Blue Lacy

Several years ago, when Marlo Riley of Helotes sought a hardworking ranch and hunting dog that was also good with…

Lone Star Classics: Texas Symphony Orchestras

The phrase “Texas music” evokes myriad images: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Buddy Holly, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown,…

Lubbock Makes Music Not Fade Away

In Lubbock, music just happens—in the pickup notes floating on the ever-present wind; in the downbeats struck by the footsteps…

The Main Squeeze: Accordion Culture

Accordion: derived from the German word akkord, which means “agreement” or “harmony.” One recent October morn, as I stepped toward Maverick Plaza…

Black Sunday

Although dust storms were common across the southern Great Plains in the 1930s, the spring storms between 1935 and 1938…

World's Greatest Weatherman

The old saying goes, If you don’t like the weather in Texas, wait five minutes. Lone Star weather might be…

Rest in Peace: Grave Sites of Famous Texans

  Someday, each of us will lay our worldly burden down. each of us, someday, will take that long last…

Now You See It: Texas Masters of Illusion

YUCCA THEATER. MIDLAND. September 21, 1981. The chairman of the local United Way fund-raising campaign stretches out in a supine…

To Err is Human, to Correct, Divine

Born in San Antonio in 1924, Bette Clair McMurray dreamed of becoming an artist, but World War II changed her…

Texas Haunts: Apparitions and Ghostly Visions

The sleepy town of Milford is home to a bed-and-breakfast inn that places a capital H on the word Haunting. Originally built…

Old Texas Gristmills

Do you remember the story of the little red hen? No one would help her do anything. “Then I’ll do…
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