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.

Stories

Piece by Piece

Out of Texas’ ragbag history came the patchwork quilt, the product of cold winters, isolated homesteads, empty pocketbooks, and fertile minds.

Texas Primer: Lyndon’s Lincoln

Can you picture LBJ in a Datsun?

Texas Primer: The Water Tower

Sure it means water. It also means pride.

Texas Primer: The Water Tower

Sure it means water. It also means pride.

Anyplace But Texas

Texans may secretly yearn to live east of the Mississippi or across the Atlantic, but the next best thing is a subdivision named Yorktown, Nottingham County, or village Green West.

Anyplace But Texas

Texans may secretly yearn to live east of the Mississippi or across the Atlantic, but the next best thing is a subdivision named Yorktown, Nottingham County, or village Green West.

They Say

Cabeza de Vaca hated it. Georgia O’Keeffe loved it. Seems like Texas leaves no one speechless.

Texas Primer: Christmas on the Range

Yes, Virginia Sue, Texas really does have its own holiday traditions.

Texas Primer: Christmas on the Range

Yes, Virginia Sue, Texas really does have its own holiday traditions.

Texas Primer: Barbed Wire

It spelled the end of the open range and the beginning of modern Texas.

Last Respects

The death of Uncle Henry saddened my whole far-flung family, but the gathering at his funeral was an occasion for telling stories and recalling the joys of a small-town upbringing.

Texas Primer: The Hi Sign

The laid-back Texas way of saying howdy on the road.

This Land Is My Land

Growing up, I took the Panhandle’s plain nature for granted. Only after years away and a sentimental journey home did I take it to heart.

Texas Primer: The Dust Storm

Look out, Texas! If drought comes, can tons of blowing dirt be far behind?

Texas Primer: King Ranch Casserole

What kind of dish would a Texas clubwoman invent? One that’s not too greasy, not too spicy, and, well, sort of tasteful.

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