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

Texas Humor

From Pecos Bill to nightclub comics, we’ve got lots to laugh about.

Texas Humor: Funny Business

Making a living is a laughing matter for these comic Texans.

A Child’s Garden of Texas

The young—and even the not-so-young-can travel back through the state’s glorious past simply by opening up any one of these fourteen children’s classics.

Texas Primer: The Windmill

But for this ever-so-practical invention, Texas history as we know it would be gone with the wind.

Cowboy Songs

Five favorites from the wide-open spaces, in words and pictures.

Eat Sweet

Peanut patties are red, raspas are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are pralines, pecan pie, kolaches, and seven other great Texas desserts.

Songs of Innocence

In Joe Scrugg’s music Everymom evicts under-the-bed monsters, Everykid remembers on Monday morning the fifteen things he needs for school that day, and Everybody delights in Scrugg’s corny but sensitive portrayal of childhood.

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.

Texas Primer: The Dust Storm

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

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 Hi Sign

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

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: Barbed Wire

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

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.

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