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Meet Your Texas Maker: Chuck Lee Banjo Co.

You can’t play a sad song on a banjo, says Chuck Lee. Which is a big part of why this…

Meet Your Texas Maker: Patricia Wolf

When Patricia Wolf was a little girl growing up in Pennsylvania, she often fell asleep at night gazing at the…

Meet Your Texas Makers: Nokona

In the 1960s, when former Nokona CEO “Big Bob” Storey was asked why he wasn’t buying from overseas to make…

Meet Your Texas Makers: Crumpton Cycles

Behind his house in central Austin, in a tiny space decked out with machinery, an industrial oven, and a peg-board…

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…

Meet Your Texas Makers

In his song “Stuff That Works,” Texas troubadour Guy Clark pays homage to “stuff that holds up … stuff that’s…

Under the Comanche Moon

Who, on Earth, can resist the allure of a full moon? Twelve nights each year, we gaze into the sky…

Viva Luis!

The eyes of five-year-old Luis Jiménez filled with wonder the day in 1945 he stood before the dramatic works of…

Western Specters

Concordia Cemetery in central El Paso doesn’t look like much at first sight. The disparate collection of headstones, crosses, and…

Extraordinary Texans: Carolyn Boyd

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