The Drop Everything List

A Lonesome Dove Weekend, the Trans-Pecos Festival of Music and Love, TEDxTheWoodlands, and the 44th Original Round Top Fall Antiques Fair . . .
The Drop Everything List

Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from walking in Gus and Call’s footsteps in Graham to snagging a much-desired collectible in Round Top. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss. [Sep 23–Sep 30]


Time Travel
At the heart of Lonesome Dove, the epic cattle-drive novel by the Texas writer Larry McMurtry, is a “bromance” for the ages. The bond between stoic Call and freewheeling Gus, two former Texas Rangers who are modeled after Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving, respectively, is exemplified by Call transporting on horse his dead buddy’s body from Montana to be buried in Texas soil. The Lonesome Dove Weekend, a retracing of points of interest in the real story on which Lonesome Dove is based, will pay homage to that beatific act with a visit to Loving’s gravesite. Your guides for the weekend will include Alan

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