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.


Pa Ferguson

Why was the former governor Pa Ferguson nicknamed Farmer Jim?

Write On!

UT’s writing program achieves Texas-size success.

Mance Lipscomb

What was so special about Mance Lipscomb’s dentures?

Texas Monthly

Texas Primer Who’s been on our cover the most times? Ross is boss.

Texas Primer: The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

How much are the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders paid per game?


Reshooting history in Garfield

Searching for Santa

This time of year, Yule find him hanging around East Texas: On lawns and roofs, he’s a Claus célèbre.

Howard Hughes

Why was Howard Hughes’s plane nicknamed the Spruce Goose?

El Circo

As in Hanoi and Moscow, the circus in Mexico is no three-ring extravaganza. It’s one of the grittiest shows on earth.

Audie Murphy

How did Audie Murphy win the Congressional Medal of Honor?


A McKinney writer’s Brit lit.


Which Tex sang “High Noon” and which was a member of the Manson family?

Car Talk

Stanley Marsh 3’s mobile autos.