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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Lyrical Herencia

Nearly every year since 1932, the Texas Legislature has named a State Poet Laureate to honor significant contributions in the…

Bohemian Rhapsody

Who needs to get on an airplane to dance with a foreign culture? Between Houston and Austin, a 90-minute drive…

It’s a Small World

In a small workshop on the ground floor of Texas A&M University’s Anthropology Building, broad windows illuminate a faint dusting…

Silver Stars and Six Shooters

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco has just opened for the day, and already nearly 100…

The Birder’s Nest

My son Byrdie had been anticipating our planned visit to the Alamo Inn B&B for weeks. The two of us…

Pun, Pun, Pun

Lend us an ear and we’ll give you more corn!” That’s how the emcee greeted the jovial crowd at the…

Hat Trick

A customer walks into Catalena Hatters looking for a special hat to match the one his friend never takes off…

Get Your Mind in the Gutter

Depending on what decade you grew up in, bowling can conjure some basic stereotypes – a group of men, who…

Silly Cars, Serious Art

Long gone are the days where art could be seen only in formal museums. Now it comes parading through downtown…

Washington County Ramble

Donna Cummins steps out of the Chappell Hill fog and into my room at Southern Rose Ranch bearing a tray…

The Heart of Country Music

Tracy Pitcox still remembers the first record he ever bought. “It was a cassette of Ernest Tubb’s album Thanks A…

Pearl Jam

The town of Pearl, in Coryell County in Central Texas, has an estimated population of 125, but on the first…
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