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.


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.

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.

Waxing Nostalgic

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

Hot Shot

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

Wish We Were There

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

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.

Texas Movies: In Character

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

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 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.