The Drop Everything List

Baylor v. TCU, the Marfa lights, Grupo Fantasma, and the World Championship BBQ Goat Cook-Off . . .

Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from watching an opening weekend football game in Waco and the Marfa Lights Festival to eating cabrito in Brady. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss. [Sep 2–Sep 9]


Green and Gold Rush
There is always a big upset on opening weekend of college football season, and there’s reason to think the unranked Baylor Bears, playing at home, could maul the No. 14 Texas Christian Horned Frogs. It starts with the most important position on the field: quarterback. With Andy Dalton gone to the NFL, TCU is left to decide between a sophomore with one touchdown to his credit and a couple of freshmen. Baylor, meanwhile, has Robert Griffin III—or “ RG3”—who is a pre-season Heisman candidate. Fourteen returning starters and a high-profile running back transfer promise an even better season for Baylor than last year, its first winning season since 1995. There would

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