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How Houston’s First Ward Industrial Yard Transformed into an Artistic Epicenter

Just northwest of downtown Houston, a sprawling complex of factories and warehouses that once churned with heavy industry now fosters…

New Photography Book by Michael Cirlos Showcases the Diversity of the Alamo City

A popular social media project to document the diversity and culture of Texas’ third-largest city is now a photography book.…

El Paso Young-adult Author Benjamin Alire Sáenz Explores the Outliers

Don’t be surprised if you fall in love with the characters in Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s fiction. Be it with two…

Peek into the Creative Processes of Willie Nelson, John Graves, and Other Texas Greats

In 1985, Bill Wittliff was four years away from mega-success as screenwriter and executive producer of the beloved miniseries Lonesome Dove when…

Crafting for Recovery at Farley Boat Works

Hurricane Harvey’s Category 4 winds, along with a 6-foot storm surge, met their match in the backyard of Farley Boat…

11 Voluntourism Opportunities and Volunteer Organizations in Texas

Information on volunteering opportunities related to organizations mentioned in our April 2018 feature 4 Voluntourism Options in Texas to Combine…

James Beard Award-Winning Chef Hugo Ortega Dishes on His Love for Houston

Hugo Ortega’s culinary touch is celebrated in his hometown of Houston and beyond—he’s the creative force behind a string of…

Ground Control to Charlie Duke, Apollo Mission Astronaut of New Braunfels

Only 12 people have walked on the moon, and New Braunfels resident Charlie Duke is one of them. Duke became…

Eva Ybarra, the Accordion Queen, is born to play

Not much has come easily for Eva Ybarra, except playing music. Since getting her start as a young girl in…

Football star Dat Nguyen shares his life journey

Dat Nguyen holds the distinction of being the first and only Vietnamese-American to play in the National Football League. And…

ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons talks touring, Texas and more

You’d be hard-pressed to name a band that defines Texas rock ’n’ roll any better than ZZ Top. Over nearly…

Country Singer Aaron Watson's Texas independence streak

Ever since the 1999 debut of his first album, Singer/Songwriter, country crooner Aaron Watson has been blazing his own trail…
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