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.


I Swear

Anne Dingus’ language lesson.

50 Things Every Texan Should Do

Have you gotten lost in the Big Thicket? Attended a South Texas pachanga? Whether you’re a newcomer or a native, following these suggestions will give you a crash course in all things Texas—and one heck of a good time.

Tex Education

Who exactly was Cabeza de Vaca? Why did Texas revolutionaries shout, “Remember Goliad”? Sharpen your pencils for Part I of my four-part Texas literacy test.

Nifty Fifty

Senior editors Anne Dingus and Joe Nick Patoski tell the story behind this month’s cover story, “50 Things Every Texan Should Do.”

Is That Your Final Answer?

So you think you know Texas? Take senior editor Anne Dingus’ Web-only quiz and see if you know as much as you think you do.

Chris Kraft
The New London School Explosion

How many people died in the New London school explosion of 1937?

King Vidor

What Galveston native filmed the black and white scenes in The Wizard of Oz?

The Candidate

Who’s the rising star of Midland politics? Oh, brother!

Jon Kalb
Bum Deal

Executive editor Paul Burka and senior editor Anne Dingus tell the story behind January’s cover story, “The 2001 Bum Steer Awards”.

Sam Rayburn

Whose picture did Sam Rayburn always hang in his office?

The Twelve Months of Christmas

Kitschy calendars that say “Feliz Navidad.”