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Lyrical Herencia

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

All Roads Lead to Tuna

The actor and playwright Jaston Williams grew up in the small towns of Olton and Crosbyton in the Texas Panhandle,…

Bilingual Dreams

Austin musician Carrie Rodriguez bridges two worlds with her most recent album, Lola, which made both Rolling Stone’s list of…

Rodeo Royalty

Bull riding has been good to Ty Murray. But that doesn’t mean he wants to hop on the back of…

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…

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…

Fostering the blues

It was in Austin that Foster released her first album, Full Circle, in 1997, followed by eight more albums over…

Extraordinary Texans - '16

What does it take to be extraordinary? The Texans in these pages have each made their marks in vastly varied…

Keeper of the Flame

In the 1960s at his Soho building in New York City, “minimalism” icon Donald Judd would take his phone off…

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.
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