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Meet Your Texas Makers: Arbor Castle Birdhouses

"If you want to find out how to do something, you just have to start doing it,” says artist Joseph…

Meet Your Texas Makers: Dos Carolinas

Robin’s egg linen, yellow seersucker, blue madras... The fabric options for a custom-made Dos Carolinas’ guayabera are as varied and…

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…

Extraordinary Texans: Carolyn Boyd

Working as a muralist in the late 1980s, Carolyn Boyd traveled to the cliffs and rock shelters flanking the Pecos…

Extraordinary Texans: Alan Bean

One of only 12 people who has ever walked on the moon, former astronaut and Apollo Lunar Module Pilot Alan…

Extraordinary Texans: Armando Hinojosa

Front and center on the grounds of the Texas Capitol in Austin, the Tejano Monument’s life-size granite figures include an…

Extraordinary Texans: Harry Robinson Jr.

As president and CEO of the African American Museum in Dallas, Harry Robinson Jr. has turned his keen interest in…

Extraordinary Texans: Bill and Sally Wittliff

Several years after the death of Texas literary legend J. Frank Dobie in 1964, aspiring writer and photographer Bill Wittliff…

Extraordinary Texans: Dorothy Huang

Don’t eat this,” says cookbook author, culinary tour guide, and teacher Dorothy Huang, laughing as she shows a dried red…

Extraordinary Texans: Frederick 'Fritz' Hanselmann

Frederick “Fritz” Hanselmann holds many titles with the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University in…

Extraordinary Texans: Margo Martindale

You can take the movie star out of Texas, but you can’t take Texas out of the movie star. Actress…

Extraordinary Texans

A common thread runs among this year’s group of Extraordinary Texans: Each of them has pursued a dream, and each…
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