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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

The Great Wacoan Novel

The Houghton Mifflin Company made history in 1952 with the publication of a novel called Sironia, Texas. At 840,000 words,…

Haven for history

Houston businessman J.P. Bryan had been searching for the perfect site for a museum to showcase his immense collection of artifacts…

Founder Favors Five

J.P. Bryan opened The Bryan Museum in Galveston in June 2015 to showcase his vast collection of artworks and historical…

Rare Miró exhibit at McNay

Painter and sculptor Joan Miró had a prolific and profound career, and the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio is…

Raising Sugarcane

In the days before refrigeration and air-conditioning, East Texans relished sugarcane syrup for sweet relief from their arduous 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…
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