Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark
May 25 – 31
TPC Four Seasons Resort Dallas at Las Colinas
Irving, Texas

The AT&T Byron Nelson features top golfers, live concerts and family fun. In the spirit of its legendary namesake, the tournament is the leading fundraiser for charity on the PGA TOUR, raising over $137 million since 1968 benefiting Momentous Institute. Learn more at attbyronnelson.org.

Welcome to Texas!

Every day more than a thousand people move to the Lone Star State. Lucky enough to be a new arrival? This crash course will get you thinking, eating, and talking like a native in no time. (Lucky enough to already a native? You’ll be reminded of all the reasons to gloat.)

How to Talk Like a Texan

blue norther n. 1. A cold, biting wind, particularly in the Panhandle or North Texas, which we blame on people who live in the North.

BOI abbr. Born on the Island: A person who is a native of Galveston.

buckle bunny n. 1. An attractive young woman who wears Western clothes, so named because of the large belt buckles she sports and the cowboys she chases.

Cover to Cover

Austin

FICTION
The Gay Place, Billy Lee Brammer
An acute portrait of the capital city’s politics and social mores, circa the fifties.

NONFICTION
The Duchess of Palms, Nadine Eckhardt
The “answer record” to The Gay Place—by Brammer’s ex-wife.

WILD CARD
Waterloo, Karen Olsson
Politics, journalists, slackers—pretty much The Gay Place for the twenty-first century.

The Playlist

 

“See That My Grave Is Kept Clean,” Blind Lemon Jefferson (1927)

One of the great old blues songs, by one of the greatest blues artists; as a guitarist, Jefferson influenced everyone who came after him.

“Ida Red,” Bob Wills (1938)

The first thing to know about western swing? It was dance music. 

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