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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Extraordinary Texans: Loncito Cartwright

When 53-year-old Loncito Cartwright says his family came to Texas before the war, he means the Texas Revolution of 1835-36.…

Llano's Polo Prodigy

One of Texas’ greatest sportsmen never played a down at Cowboys Stadium. He never took the field with the Rangers…

Come Together: A Cultural Tour of Texas Dance Halls

  It’s a late afternoon at Club Westerner, an 84-year-old dance hall in Victoria, and musicians with The Scott Taylor…

On the Trail of Tom Lea

We Texans love to celebrate our heritage in creative ways, and we go so far as to designate special routes…

Fandangle!

Each time I visit the West Texas town of Albany, it seems that the locals mistake me for a resident.…

The Prince of Pulp

In the pantheon of Texas-born writers, Robert E. Howard ranks among the state’s most prolific and imaginative authors. Despite his…

Authentic Roots

Sometimes in music as in fashion and architecture, “timeless” trumps “edgy.” As Central Texas music festivals go, the Old Settler’s…

Sculpted Serenity

I have had some memorable museum experiences in my life: a foggy night encounter with a Rembrandt in East Berlin,…

"...Or We Shall Perish."

The memory of battle held strong in Texans’ minds as Seguín and others from San Antonio honored the Alamo heroes.…

Outlaws: Rebecca Rogers

Bank cashier Frank Jamison thought very little about the slight young woman, looking to be only seven-
teen or eighteen,…

Outlaws: The Maceo Brothers

Galveston became the largest city in Texas between 1830 and 1860, when shippers exported more cotton from its wharves than…

Outlaws: Dr. John R. Brinkley

Born in North Carolina in 1885, Brinkley attended a legitimate medical school in Chicago before dropping out and “finishing” his…
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