In this excerpt from her just-published memoir, Natural Blonde, syndicated gossip columnist Liz Smith remembers her Fort Worth childhood and life with father.
Two-four-six-eight, who do we appreciate? San Antonio businessman Jack DeVere, whose collection of Texas football memorabilia evokes a simpler, more innocent time.
Take one of the nation’s wealthiest men, the enigmatic, Egyptian-born Fayez Sarofim. Add his socialite first wife and her brassy successor. Stir in River Oaks mansions and greedy lawyers, boatloads of money and oceans of booze. Mix it all together and what do you get? A hell of a mess that’s the talk of Houston.
Thirty years ago J. David Bamberger bought “the worst piece of land in Blanco County,” then cleared the cedar and planted native trees and grasses. Today his ranch is a haven for birders, environmentalists, and students and he is a revered guru of land stewardship.
Want to get up close and personal with kudus and kangaroos, tigers and toucans, okapi and orangutans? We’re especially fauna these zoos, the ten best in the state.
Sophisticated, likable politician? Arrogant, not-ready- for-prime-time player? Rick Perry is both—as well as the presumptive next governor of Texas.
The problem with Mary Karr’s latest confessional memoir, Cherry, is that she won’t stop confessing.
Ross Perot’s lost legacy.
Rising high above the floor of the Chihuahuan Desert, Mexico’s Museo Maderas del Carmen nature reserve is like a whole other country. Plus: information on how to visit the park.
On the record with Chris Strachwitz, whose Arhoolie label has quietly built the world’s best collection of indigenous Texas music.
Woodville’s Lucas Babin may be this year’s model, but when he left for L.A. to make it big, he had no idea that he’d have such a smooth landing on the runway.
For nearly 25 years the state’s wineries have struggled to mature. Will Texas wines ever go well with anything?
Women go on display in Dallas. Plus: A natural promotion from Texas Parks and Wildlife; gut times at Beaumont’s Best of Texas International Music Awards; O. Henry’s paper trail in Austin; and musician Jason Moran comes home to Houston.
Lee Ann Womack’s radio days.
Juan Miró builds his legacy in Austin.
Houston’s Tony Ruppe’s has got your goat cheese.
How many monkeys did Frank Buck capture?
Archer City brings up the lights on the Royal theater.
Justice for Medicaid?