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.


More Colorful Texas Sayings…

Come hell or high water, you’ll want to read our compilation of down-home aphorisms.

Wise Blood

From one stain, Dusty Hesskew can solve a murder. That’s why he is Texas’ top blood detective.

War Paint

Fifty years after the bloody battle of Peleliu, Tom Lea’s paintings still prove war is hell.

Blood Lines

With eight books in print, David Lindsey has established his own gory niche in the world of mystery writers.

Meanwhile, Back at the Cadillac Ranch

It’s not just another roadside attraction—here’s to a lasting monument of Texas kitsch.

What’s the Beef?

Two Dallas steakhouses are accusing each other of libel, slander, and phony advertising. It should be a juicy case.

Dazed and Discovered

Sometimes stars are found in the unlikeliest places.

Answer Man

Q: Who was so good at a computer network’s trivia game that he got kicked of the system? A: A Texan Bernie Schwal.

Ruffled Feathers

In Midland a disputed bird and animal refuge has the mayor and others crying fowl.

Murder, They Wrote

Two true-crime books unravel the twisted and deadly story of Dallasite Joy Aylor.

Animal Writes

Eight indigenous authors, nine native critters: A bookish look at the wildest, woolliest creatures in Texas history.

Newgulf, R.I.P.

When Texas’ last company town disappears this month, so will a cozy way of life my family knew well.

Stitches in Time

Houstonian Betty Ring’s Girlhood Emboidery is a richly illustrated survey of centuries-old needlework.

Home Movies

Hollywood on the Brazos? That’s how it seemed this year, when everyone from Clint Eastwood to Drew Barrymore set up shop in Texas.

Street Stories

How the memoir of an unknown and homeless writer brought him fame and a place to live.