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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Extraordinary Texans: Mary Kemp

At age 86, Mary Kemp takes the long view about bluebonnets and history. For more than 30 years she has…

Lounging in Style

  Once you step into the Garza Furniture showroom, located along a nondescript side street just blocks from Marfa’s renovated…

Extraordinary Texans: Donna Shaver

Donna shaver first glimpsed the Gulf of Mexico in 1980, arriving at Padre Island National Seashore as a college student…

Extraordinary Texans: Joel Guzman

In Spanish, “conjunto” means “together.”  Conjunto is also a lively musical style born on the Texas-Mexico border in the early…

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,…
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