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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Original Texas Road Trip

Just outside the quaint East Texas town of Mount Vernon, County Road 2025 stretches ahead like a postcard from the…

Frontier Spirits

Some say my lodging for this evening—the commander’s quarters at historic Fort Concho—is home to a ghost. About 13 years…

Top Hats

Amid the hiss and hum of century-old machines, hat-makers steam, press, and sew felt and straw into headwear both fashionable…

A Gonzales Takeaway

When empresario Green DeWitt was given approval from the Mexican government in 1825 to establish a 400-family colony in south…

In Country's Country

I grew up in a Texas family that does country-western music. The lilt of a fiddle breakdown, the rhythm of…

Forgotten Conflict

When historians expound on the most important action in the Civil War, they usually focus on battles fought east of…

Now Hear This!

In a modest space that doubles as an office and the green room for performers, singer-songwriter Sara Hickman relaxes momentarily…

Textile Style

A small bell tinkles as I push open the door and enter the store, worn wooden floorboards creaking beneath my…

Dance-Hall Dude

Kevin Fowler goes for a good love song as much as the next red-blooded country music singer-songwriter, but you need…

Extraordinary Texans

This year’s lineup of Extraordinary Texans possesses the brio and gratitude of Texans who love what they do.

Signs of the Past

Right around dusk, it happens all across Texas. A couple of flickers. A buzz. And then the illumination of vibrant…

Hot Dish

In the closing decades of the 19th Century—and especially after the arrival of the railroad in 1877—many travelers were drawn…
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