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Grains of Inspiration

On a spring day, Lucinda Wierenga—better known on South Padre Island as “Sandy Feet”—puts the finishing touches on a multi-turreted…

Stitching a Legacy

LaJoyce Flanagan is sitting in the Linden schoolhouse where she taught more than 50 years ago, recalling the tiny desks…

Irregular Radiance

Francisco Vazquez de Coronado famously failed in his 16th-Century quest to find the fabled Seven Cities of Gold. But legend…

Tuneful Tour

It’s the smell that first grabs you when you enter the Collings Guitars Factory in southwest Austin—that heady intermingling of…

It’s a Keeper

While the Texas Hill Country and the Panhandle have grown popular for wine touring, I’m here to make a case…

Make it Shiny

Austin musician Kevin Russell likes to recount a conversation he had with the late Doug Sahm, a sort of musical…

Meet Your Texas Makers: Aermotor Windmill Co.

As familiar as bluebonnets and Dairy Queen, the Aermotor windmills that dot the Texas countryside are such a fixture that…

Viva Luis!

The eyes of five-year-old Luis Jiménez filled with wonder the day in 1945 he stood before the dramatic works of…

Olive & Well

Apparently feral pigs like olives. I am walking through narrow rows of arbequina olive trees on the outskirts of Carrizo…

The Fringe of Footwear

Nevena Christi points to a label painted on a brick wall inside the El Paso workshop of Rocketbuster Handmade Custom…

Go Off-Grid!

The swath of Texas 71 that stretches between Austin and Houston is a well-traveled stretch for Longhorn fans, Houstonians with…

An Artist’s Journey

The road to artist Philip John Evett’s Hill Country home runs along and across the Blanco River, past majestic live…
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