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Extraordinary Texans: Allison Orr

Award-winning Austin choreographer Allison Orr is lifting the old Texas saying—dance with the one that brung ya—to new heights.  During…

Extraordinary Texans: Joe & Lanna Duncan

Tourism in the mountain west got a boost in 1930 with the opening of two nearly identical sister hotels designed…

Extraordinary Texans: Tom Perini

Tom Perini grew up in Abilene in the ’50s, but spent weekends on his family’s ranch 15 miles south at…

Extraordinary Texans: Lareatha H. Clay

Most families start with a love story, but not many start like Lareatha Clay’s. Two centuries ago, in Kentucky and…

Extraordinary Texans: Mary Kemp

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

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…

Barbara Jordan: The Great Texas Orator

As the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the deep South, Barbara Jordan faced adversity…

Speaking of Texas: East Texas Original, Howard Peacock

In April, Texas lost two stalwarts of environmentalism, Geraldine Watson and Howard Peacock. Count them among conservationists of the 1960s…

Shared Thoughts on Howard Peacock

We share these tributes to Howard Peacock from friends, old and new.
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