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.


Great Escapes

From a boutique hotel in hip South Austin to a bed-and-breakfast across the Mexican border, from fly fishing on the Llano River to bathing in the Chinati Hot Springs, 33 getaways the guidebooks don’t tell you about, courtesy of our intrepid staff of weekend warriors.

Can Doodle

From the fabulous, furry Gilbert Shelton to the
hypercaffeinated Shannon Wheeler, these celebrated Texas
cartoonists will surely draw you in.

Mission Collectible

Cuff links? A commemorative plate? For Alamo hobbyists like me, rule number one is, Never surrender or retreat from the chance to snag a few iconic tchotchkes.

Annie, Get Your Gals!

Various specimens of that celebrated species, the Texas woman, captured on film by photographer Annie Leibovitz, who used to be one herself.

Photography • Kate Breakey

Artist of the portrait.

Books • Louis Sachar

Children’s writes.

Speed, Queen

Austin painter Julie Speed is the latest ascendant to the ranks of art royalty. Talk about a brush with greatness.

The Plainsman

No one captures the majesty and mystique of wide-open spaces like photographer Peter Brown.


La Grange’s Mr. Barbecue, the police chief of Athens: Fifteen local characters with, er, character.


Elegant antebellum furniture in Jefferson, Latin American folk art in Smithville: Where the buys are in two dozen communities.

There’s Something About Weeping Mary

An East Texas community’s simple charms, captured on film.

The Book Repository

Essential reading on the Kennedy assassination.

Leon’s Lens

In the Central Texas town of Seguin, Leon Kubala has been documenting life and death for more than fifty years, one picture at a time.

FASHION • Tom Ford

Man makes the clothes.