Author

Anne Dingus

Anne Dingus, a former senior editor for Texas Monthly was born in Pampa in 1953 and is a freelance writer living in Austin.

Books |
January 21, 2013

Irregular Joe

His stories are grotesque, disturbing, and award-winning: Meet Nacogdoches’ Joe R. Lansdale, the most twisted writer in Texas.

Music |
January 20, 2013

Bob Wills

Which future Texas governor hired Bob Wills to play on his Fort Worth radio show?…

Texas Primer |
January 20, 2013

Leon Jaworski

At what age was Leon Jaworski the youngest lawyer in the history of Texas?…

Texas Primer |
January 20, 2013

Mary Martin

How many times did Mary Martin shampoo onstage while appearing in South Pacific?…

Culture |
January 20, 2013

Phyllis George

Phyllis George and Texas’ other former Miss America’s didn’t let the tiara go to their head.

Texana |
January 20, 2013

Fave Combo

Let's hear it for beans and cornbread, the tastiest of plate-mates, a classic Southern supper—and a meal any fool can cook.

Feature |
January 20, 2013

A Texas Survival Kit

What to do if you're bitten by fire ants, lost in the wilderness, sprayed by a skunk, attacked by a shark, stuck in a lightning storm, swept away by a riptide, or caught in any of eleven other worst-case scenarios.

Anne Dingus |
January 20, 2013

Mentionables

From bullet bras to panties emblazoned with the Lone Star flag, a brief history of women’s underwear in Texas.

Feature |
August 31, 2005

This is Only a Test

One hundred simple questions—well, not that simple— stand between you and Texas literacy.

Feature |
August 31, 2005

The Answers

1. a, 3; b, 1; c, 2 2. d 3. the horny toad 4. c 5. b 6. XIT 7. c 8. 1936 9. a, 2; b, 5; c, 6; d, 7; e, 1; f, 3; g, 4 10. buffalo 11. Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar was the second president of the…

Web Exclusive |
May 31, 2005

A Cook’s Tour

From tamales and chile con carne to boiled fish and macaroni with mushroom sauce, the first-ever compendium of Mexican American cooking, Mexican Cooking: The Flavor of the 20th Century—That Real Mexican Tang, takes readers on an unusual culinary ride.

Web Exclusive |
September 30, 2004

Case by Case

What to do in ten more worst-case scenarios, from getting bitten by a brown recluse to getting caught in a dust storm.

Anne Dingus |
July 31, 2004

The Rat Unpacks

I've been collecting vintage Texana since I was ten years old, and believe me, I've got loads. But it's time to sell.