Katharyn Rodemann


Common Threads

Karey Patterson Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes have finally completed their life’s work, a massive three-volume history of the quilts of Texas, from 1836 to the present. Here are ten that tell the story of quilting—and our state.

Pork Tamales

How to make Northern-style pork tamales.

Home Plates

The heritage, splendor, and proper preparation of the ten dishes every Texan should be able to cook from scratch, from smoked brisket and migas to fried catfish and bacon-wrapped dove. Skillet and shotgun not included.

Litter Did We Know

A tidy look back at 25 years of “Don’t Mess With Texas”— the most successful anti-littering campaign in world history.

¡Una Cerveza, Por Favor!

A Mexican beer pairing guide.

In Our Backyard

The faces—and voices—of eighteen Texans who are living the debate over illegal immigration.

Flying on the Space Shuttle

José Hernández on flying the space shuttle.

Fairest of the Fair

From Luling’s Watermelon Thump Queen to Gilmer’s Queen Yam, small-town Texas is full of festival royalty, and pretty is the head that wears the crown.

Thrill of the Grill

How to cook the perfect burger.


Bob McNutt’s sticky truths about fruitcake.

Singing Gospel

The gospel according to Yolanda Adams.

Training for An Ironman

Desirée Ficker on training for an Ironman.