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?

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?

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.