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

Cheap Thrills

From “Lone State Doom” to “Land of Violent Men,” a look back at Texas’ classic pulp fiction.

The Case of The Amateur Skull Boilers

Led by an owner of a roofing company, a group of novice sleuths solves gruesome crimes in San Antonio. It sounds like a TV show—and it may soon be one.

Brush With Fame

As a curator and in his own work as a painter, Jerry Bywaters left a lasting legacy of Texas art.

More Colorful Texas Sayings…

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

War Paint

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

Meanwhile, Back at the Cadillac Ranch

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

Animal Writes

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

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.

Sex Shooters

Ann-Margret, get your gun: A celebration of pistol-packin’ celluloid cowgirls.

Vine and Dandy

What’s red and white and growing all over (as a tourist attraction)? Texas wineries.

Postage Due

Who cares if Elvis was king? It’s time for stamps honoring Lyndon, Janis, and other Texas royalty.

Cream of the Crops

In these nine Texas towns, produce is more than product. It’s pride.

Sam the Man

His wives! His lives! A bountiful birthday guide to Sam Houston, Texas’ ultimate hero.

Sam the Man

His wives! His lives! A bountiful birthday guide to Sam Houston, Texas’ ultimate hero.

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