Where Have All the Cowboy Churches Come From?

On Father’s Day, nearly a thousand worshipers arrived at the Cowboy Church of Ellis County, the largest “cowboy church” in the world. After being greeted by four men perched on horses, they filed into the massive warehouse space, a metal building that sits next to the nearly identical Ellis County Expo Center in Waxahachie, just south of Dallas. They drank coffee out of small Styrofoam cups and snacked on doughnut holes.

Texas Wine of the Month: Perissos Vineyard and Winery Aglianico, 2012

This is a wine for aficionados who like a balance of bold fruit and firm tannin. Grown and made on a beautiful little vineyard near Marble Falls, this estate wine from Perissos Vineyard and Winery is a testament to what some of Texas’ smaller producers are achieving with passion and a lot of hard work.   

The Wine:
Perissos Vineyard and Winery Aglianico, 2012

Puffy Tacos

When I was a kid, a visit to San Antonio’s North Star Mall meant one thing, and it wasn’t shopping. Sure, there were the obligatory hours I spent trailing my mom and my aunt through its cool halls, wholly enchanted by the splashing fountains, less so by the dress department at Joske’s. But that was a mostly tolerable prelude to lunchtime, when we’d load up in the Suburban and lumber two tenths of a mile down San Pedro to Teka Molino.


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