Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from Kelly Clarkson in San Antonio to disco dancing in Houston. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[Feb 3–Feb 9]
The rivalry between Oklahomans and Texans remains intense, even off the football field. Kelly Clarkson scores one for Texas with her reclamation of ultimate “American Idol” status, which she had temporarily lost to her north-of-the-border counterpart Carrie Underwood. Clarkson’s winning campaign started this year with an endorsement of Ron Paul, a fellow Texan—though controversial, it generated lots of buzz for her new album, Stronger. It continued with an appearance on Saturday Night Live and news that she would join the reality TV show The Voice as a singing mentor and perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl. And Clarkson has done it all without abandoning her roots. She still lives in the Burleson area, on a ranch near her family, where she