Vintage jukeboxes, puffed tacos, a deserted villageand a vision of Tom Landry.
Texas is changing before our eyes, but fried pies, drive-in movie theaters, and other vestiges of earlier days are all around. To find these treasures, we risked life, limb, and cholesterol count-and had a blast from the past.
When you fall in love with a piece of land in Texas, you quickly learn that it changes. And it changes you.
Dolph Briscoe used to govern Texas. He still owns a bigger piece of it than any individual in the world.
Once more than a million acres, the Matador Ranch is today a fraction of that size. How it got from there to here is the story of Texas ranching.
So says Larry McMurtry, Texas’ best—and best-known— novelist. But that doesn’t mean he’s giving up literature altogether; in fact, his days are quite booked.