The Drop Everything List

Texas Country Reporter Festival, Guy Clark, Dude of the Dead Music Festival, and Girl in a Coma . . .
The Drop Everything List
Guy Clark celebrates his 70th birthday November 2. Photo by Señor McGuire

Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from the Bob Phillips at the Texas Country Reporter Festival in Waxahachie to celebrating Día de los Muertos in the Chihuahuan Desert. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[Oct 28–Nov 4]



On the Road
In the past forty years, Bob Phillips of the TV show “Texas Country Reporter” has driven nearly four million miles in pursuit of almost three thousand stories often neglected by the mainstream media. “We shy away from famous people,” Phillips said, having just finished a story about a black man who bought and restored an old plantation house near Galveston that once belonged to slave owners. “If they’re famous, we let TMZ have them. We’re just trying to do real stories about real people.” Celebrity, however, awaits Phillips’s subjects at the Texas Country Reporter Festival,

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