Katharyn Rodemann

Stories

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.

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.

Chili
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.

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.

Amazing Graciela

The stark beauty and powerful emotion of her photographs are undeniable. An excerpt from a new book celebrating the life and work of Mexico’s incomparable Graciela Iturbide.

My Name Is Tonnyre Thomas Joe

And I am a woman rancher. Here’s what my life is like.

Bombshells Away

In this summer of D-day nostalgia, we pause to
remember the unsung heroines of World War II: the
pinup girls painted on the noses of B-24's and other
planes for luck and inspiration. Some of the most
colorful artwork is on permanent display in Midland.
Permission to view it granted.