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Talk to TH: April 2013

West Texas Tweeters

Had a fabulous Big Bend trip in early November. Stayed at Cibolo Creek Ranch and also Lajitas. The February issue is spot on!

 MISSY BUCHANAN

Love the February issue on Big Bend. I’m a subscriber as of now!

CANDI WEEKLEY



I had a great 40th-birthday vacation to Big Bend. I hiked an almost-8,000-foot mountain.

ELLEN McGEHEE


Marfa Far Away

Regarding Tex Toler’s story on Marfa [February]: It was great to finally read a more complete history of Marfa. My father was stationed at Marfa Air Force Base during World War II. We lived in an old, two-story farmhouse (it was haunted). German prisoners of war were a common sight on the post doing a variety of jobs.

E. ALTHENN, Austin



Big Tex’s Beginnings

I read the letter from Sharon Stevens about the origins of the State Fair’s Big Tex in the January issue. The “world’s largest Santa Claus” was built by my uncles, Guy and Carlton Dobbs, who were blacksmiths in Kerens at the time.

TOM JACKSON, Deer Park


Kerr-ific

Enjoyed the March issue and especially the article about Kerrville. I may live in Tennessee, but Kerrville is still my hometown. It is growing and changing, but still a gem.

VERNE LARSON, TH Facebook Fan

“Just received my February issue and the vacation possibilities are endless.”

JENNIE LOU CROWDER, TH Facebook Fan

 

TH READER RECOMMENDATION

Love the Shak

The holy grail of barbecue ribs must be the Baby Back Shak in Dallas! Slow-smoked, Memphis-style, mouth-watering! The Rib Plate ($9.99) includes five meaty ribs and two generous sides. The ribs are deliciously messy!

HARRY A. PARRISH, Kerrville

Baby Back Shak is at 1800 S. Akard St., 214/428-7427.

 

WiseGuys, Eh?

I enjoyed the Gangster Tour book excerpt [January]. There’s a restaurant called WiseGuys—A Chicago Eatery, with locations in Waco and Killeen, that uses décor from that time period. They have a lot of Capone and Barrow gang memorabilia on the walls. It’s like stepping back in time and walking down an alley where you might run into Capone’s goons or the Barrow gang.

ROBERT STONE, TH Facebook Fan

WiseGuys—A Chicago Eatery is at 579 N. Valley Mills Rd. in Waco (254/732-0582), and 1200 Willow Springs Rd., Ste. B, in Killeen (254/200-9473).

 

Kolache Stop

After we read the article on kolaches [TH Taste, September 2012], we stopped by Kolache Kitchen in Temple. Won­­der­ful people and kolaches from heaven! Remem­ber that they close around lunchtime.

JERRY and MARILYN DeHAY, Brownwood


Kolache Kitchen is at 23108 SE HK Dodgen Loop, 254/778-5202. Call for hours.


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