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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

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…

Canine Culture

We brought home a new puppy this summer. Pepper is a rambunctious Lab and Border collie mix who enlivens the…

Souvenir: Molten, Magical Moments

The same thing happens every year, usually the weekend after Thanksgiving: We unfurl the Christmas lights, unearth our box of…

Austin, Je T’aime

It all started with a trip gone awry. My mom scheduled a much-anticipated French getaway to Paris with an old…
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