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 City lives on, fifty years after the infamous explosion.

Irregular Joe

His stories are grotesque, disturbing, and award-winning: Meet Nacogdoches’ Joe R. Lansdale, the most twisted writer in Texas.

Susanna Dickinson

How did Susanna Dickinson survive the Battle of the Alamo, and who played her in John Wayne’s movie?

Bill Pickett

What was Bill Pickett’s nickname, and how did he wrestle steers to the ground?

To Die For

Obituaries are a grave matter, of course. But they can also be funny, insightful, and poetic, which is why I’m so obsessed with them.

Bonnie and Clyde

To whom were Bonnie and Clyde really married, and whose saxophone was found in their car?

The Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog

In Texas the ultimate arbiter of good taste has always been Neiman Marcus, the Dallas-based department store that marks its ninetieth birthday next year.

Brentfield Elementary

With a private-school atmosphere, involved parents, and a veteran principal and faculty, this Richardson school makes the most of its many blessings.

John Nance Garner

What did Uvalde’s John Nance garner think the vice presidency was really worth?


A new exhibit in San Marcos pays homage to Manuel Alvarez Bravo, the grandfather of Mexican photography, and the generations of fotógrafos who followed his lead.

Dale Evans
Mesilla Real Soon

The time is ripe, and so are the chiles: This tiny, homey town in New Mexico is the ideal spot for a fall weekend getaway.

Gilt Trip