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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

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…

Outlaws: The Newton Boys

Growing up in rural West Texas during the early twentieth century, the four sons of Jim and Janetta Newton would…

Outlaws: Bonnie and Clyde

Among the best known of the criminal enterprises in Texas was the group known as the Barrow Gang. The only…

Outlaws

During the era of gangsters and organized crime, Texas hosted its fair share of guns, gambling, moonshine, morphine, ransom and…
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