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.


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.

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.

Cowboy Songs

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

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.

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.

Texas Movies: In Character

From wheezy-voiced geezers to yuk-it-up yokels, these actors excel at portraying the stereotypical Texan.

Ernest Tubb Goes Electric

The great polka boycott, Willie’s Sunday school status, the cold trugh abour Vanilla Ice, and other notable moments in Texas Music.

Wish We Were There

Vintage Texas postcards depict larger-than-life views in hyper hues.

Hot Shot

Haven’t heard of Geof Kern, Texas’ most famous photographer? You must live here.

Waxing Nostalgic

Fashion designers are betting the ranch on new Western shirts with styles inspired by Hollywood, not history.

Dead Again

Get your masks on; put on your dancing shoes. It’s time for Mexico’s Day of the Dead, one of the liveliest celebrations around.

A Texas-Style Christmas: You Gotta Have Hearth

The secret to a well-appointed Texas Christmas.

A Texas-Style Christmas: Feast Meets West

If traditional holiday meals leave you hungry for something new, you’ll devour the dishes that Dallas chef Dean Fearing has prepared.