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Queen of Texas Cuisine

It took a determined Yankee to teach Texans that they could eat—and enjoy—something besides their beloved barbecue and chicken-fried steak.

"Big Sam" Harris

Untold numbers of skyscraping gents toured the country as “Texas Giants” (see Speaking of Texas, July 2000), but at least…

World's Greatest Weatherman

The old saying goes, If you don’t like the weather in Texas, wait five minutes. Lone Star weather might be…

To Err is Human, to Correct, Divine

Born in San Antonio in 1924, Bette Clair McMurray dreamed of becoming an artist, but World War II changed her…

Governor Willie

Texas’ oil booms attracted remarkable characters, and every boom town had its own. In Kilgore (see story, page 12), the…

Famous Texans Reveal What They Love About Texas

From Liz Smith to Roger Clemens to Greater Tuna's Aunt Pearl, 25 Texas celebrities tell what they love most about…

Speaking of Texas History

Popular as it is—and it has long been our readers’ favorite column—Speaking of Texas is a gate-crasher where this magazine’s…

Lubbock Remembers its Hometown Rock-'n'-Roll Legend

Lubbock visitors looking for reminders of Buddy Holly don't have to look far. For starters, one of the main downtown…

Rose of Honor

While the facts surrounding the Yellow Rose of Texas legend remain elusive, no one disputes the esteem in which "the…

Fluent Speaker of Baseball

Hubbard native Tristram E. Speaker overcame a serious childhood injury to become one of the greatest baseball players of all…
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