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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

The Dirt on the Soap

It’s 9 a.m. on a Saturday, and most of the farm chores have already been done.

Brushing up on History

Within a few minutes’ walk of downtown Austin’s bustling Sixth Street entertainment district and historic Congress Avenue, a trio of…

Power up!

Once a rural suburb 30 miles north of Dallas, Frisco is now a burgeoning mini-city of its own. As the…

Hive Talkin'

When Dodie Stillman started to recognize her growing fascination with the art of beekeeping, it was just that. But there’s…

Lost – and Found

When my family moved to Texas from Michigan in the summer of 2014, I was still reeling from the loss…

Ancient Pioneers

In a grassy cattle pasture near Florence, a rounded metal-frame structure covered with sturdy white canvas stands along Buttermilk Creek,…

Performance Aplenty

Houston’s history as a theater town dates to the early years after the Texas Revolution. By 1838, even before the…

Fostering the blues

It was in Austin that Foster released her first album, Full Circle, in 1997, followed by eight more albums over…

Hispanic Heritage Month

Today kicks off the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a chance to celebrate the many ways Hispanic Americans, who…

Extraordinary Texans - '16

What does it take to be extraordinary? The Texans in these pages have each made their marks in vastly varied…

Quiz: Are You a True Texan?

“It’s impolite to ask a person where they are from. If they are from Texas, they will tell you. If…

Navigating the Past

The first words out of my son Byrdie’s mouth when I pick him up from school are usually, “Did you…
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