They may not be songs about Texas, but Tony Joe White wrote Rainy Night in Georgia and Polk Salad Annie while living in Corpus Christi. Currently on tour opening for Joe Cocker, the Louisiana native chats about old times, his new record label, and the Texas musician who first inspired him to play guitar.
December 1, 2002 | by Eileen Schwartz | Web Exclusive
Cypress swamps, Tex Ritter memorabilia—and a spot that spooked Spielberg.
December 31, 1969 | by Eileen Schwartz | Web Exclusive
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.