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.


The Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog

In Texas the ultimate arbiter of good taste has always been Neiman Marcus, the Dallas-based department store that marks its ninetieth birthday next year.

To Die For

Obituaries are a grave matter, of course. But they can also be funny, insightful, and poetic, which is why I’m so obsessed with them.

Bonnie and Clyde

To whom were Bonnie and Clyde really married, and whose saxophone was found in their car?

Bill Pickett

What was Bill Pickett’s nickname, and how did he wrestle steers to the ground?

Irregular Joe

His stories are grotesque, disturbing, and award-winning: Meet Nacogdoches’ Joe R. Lansdale, the most twisted writer in Texas.

Susanna Dickinson

How did Susanna Dickinson survive the Battle of the Alamo, and who played her in John Wayne’s movie?

Range Rover

After fifty years of traveling the Southwest, ranch photographer Frank Reeves left behind a vast body of work and unforgettable portraits of the cowboy’s way of life.

Roy Orbison

What did Roy Orbison drink compulsively, and who called him the world’s greatest singer?


Texas City lives on, fifty years after the infamous explosion.

Debbie Reynolds

Who gave Debbie Reynolds her name, and what did she have to learn to do before starring in Singin’ in the Rain?

The Way We Wore

From buckskin to polyester, a look at 166 years of Texas fashion that doesn’t skirt the issues.

Babe Didrikson

Which sports did Babe Didrikson dominate, and in what Hepburn-Tracy film did she appear?

Georgia O’Keeffe

In which Texas towns did Georgia O’Keeffe teach art, and for which photographer did she pose nude?


A cryptic puzzle you’ll utter no cross words about.

The New Mex Files

Did a flying saucer really crash-land in a field outside Roswell fifty years ago this month? The truth is out there; find out for yourself.