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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Mardi Gras 2017

On the eve of Lent, Mardi Gras is a moment of indulgence. Food, drink, and family are at the core…

Lunar New Year 2017

Happy Lunar New Year! Festivals featuring lion and dragon dancers, firecrackers and great food mark the changeover from the Year…

Laguna Gloria

You could easily get a crick in your neck from looking up at Tom Friedman’s stainless-steel sculpture Looking Up. The…

Playing Cowboy

Texans known better than most: there’s something romantic about playing the part of a cowboy. Clint West of Wildcatter Ranch…

Hunt County Heroes

The Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum in Greenville could just as easily be called the Hunt County Historical Museum. But why…

Gone Ameripolitan

Veteran Austin honky-tonker Dale Watson says it’s gotten harder and harder to explain his music to strangers—the curious truck-stop bystander…

Punchin’, Preachin’, and the Piney Woods

Maybe you know George Foreman the boxer. “Big George” notched a 76-5 record in his legendary career, including an Olympic…

Little Joe’s Big Life

At age 76, “Little Joe” Hernández has spent more than half a century performing his personal brand of Tejano music…

Unchained Melodies

Inside the administrative and archives office of the Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville, I thumb through old photographs and booklets…

Roll-and-Rock

What better way to escape the winter doldrums than to watch outrageously dressed athletes on roller-skates race around a track,…

Merry Melodies

Even before retailers slash the price of leftover Halloween candy, they’re decorating their windows with spray-on frost and setting their…

For the love of life, land and cowdogs

You’d be hard-pressed to find a Texas schoolkid from the mid-1980s forward who doesn’t crack a smile at the mention…
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