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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…

Big, Bold, and Boffo

Houston-based artist David Adickes estimates he’s created about 5,000 paintings, drawings, and three-dimensional artworks over the course of his 70-year…

Fostering the blues

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

All aboard the Ryan Express

Nolan Ryan doesn’t pitch much these days, unless you count the occasional honorary first toss, bits of sage advice for…

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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