Anne Dingus

Anne Dingus, a former senior editor for Texas Monthly was born in Pampa in 1953 and is a freelance writer living in Austin.


Texas Myth #92

How many Texans died at the Alamo?

Texas Myth# 31

Did The Texas Chainsaw Massacre really happen?

Texas Myth # 113

Does the ten-gallon hat hold ten gallons?

Texas Myth# 471

Who put the Bowie in the bowie knife?

Texas Myth #29

Was J. R.shot in Dallas?

Texas Myth #319

Do horny toads really squirt blood?

Texas Myth #264

Oil’s well that begins well.

Texas Myth #665

Great Houston’s ghost!

This is Only a Test

One hundred simple questions—well, not that simple— stand between you and Texas literacy.

The Answers
Let Me Call You Sweet-Tart

I’m in love with you, cherry lime.

Texas Myth #14

Is DWB (driving while barefoot) illegal?

A Cook’s Tour

From tamales and chile con carne to boiled fish and macaroni with mushroom sauce, the first-ever compendium of Mexican American cooking, Mexican Cooking: The Flavor of the 20th Century—That Real Mexican Tang, takes readers on an unusual culinary ride.

Critters And Fritters

You’d love my collection of vintage Texas cookbooks. Just don’t ask me to cook from them.

Texas Myth #198

Is Juneteenth ours?