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.


Fave Combo

Let’s hear it for beans and cornbread, the tastiest of plate-mates, a classic Southern supper—and a meal any fool can cook.

Lights Out

Most of the lighthouses that once kept watch over the Texas Gulf Coast have vanished, victims of time and the modern world. Yet a few romantic relics remain.

It's the Vittles Things

Beans and cornbread are simple foods worth sighing about.

Living Legends

The truth about the Lady of White Rock Lake, the Neiman Marcus cookie recipe, and other seemingly tall Texas tales.

Pecos Bull

Senior editor Anne Dingus relays some tales that are tall—even by Texas standards.

Dead Line

Indians slain by settlers and vice versa. Lynchings and shoot-outs. Poisonings and dismemberings. Assassinations and massacres. Our past three hundred years or so have been, uh, colorful. A fond look back at the murder and mayhem.

Best Bets

Senior editor Anne Dingus offers a list of Texas true-crime books to die for.

The Bad Old Days

The 1800’s had its share of criminal activity.

Trivial Pursuit

Senior editor Anne Dingus tests your knowledge of cowgirl minutiae.

Even Cowgirls Get Their Due

On June 7 the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame opens in - where else? - Cowtown. So saddle up and mosey on over to this tribute to such illustrious women of the West as Tad Lucas, Dale Evans, and Sandra Day O’Connor.

Cold Comfort

Texans turn to Dairy Queen for more than just Hungr-Busters, Steak Finger Country Baskets, and Blizzards. They also come for a taste of days gone by.

Road Test

Anne Dingus puts her teenage son in the driver’s seat.

Our Towns

What’s the story behind “Bug Tussle”? “Old Dime Box”? “Frognot”? It turns out there’s more to a name than I ever expected.

Smooth Ride

Teaching your child how to drive is no easy task. Senior editor Anne Dingus offers ten tips to make your assignment successful—and enjoyable.

Grand Old Flags

A groundbreaking exhibit and an accompanying book make this a banner year to stand up and salute the history of Texas’s flags.