Anne Dingus

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

Articles by Anne Dingus

Answer Man

Apr 30, 1994 By Anne Dingus

Q: Who was so good at a computer network’s trivia game that he got kicked of the system? A: A Texan Bernie Schwal.

Animal Writes

Mar 1, 1994 By Anne Dingus

Eight indigenous authors, nine native critters: A bookish look at the wildest, woolliest creatures in Texas history.

Home Movies

Nov 1, 1993 By Anne Dingus

Hollywood on the Brazos? That’s how it seemed this year, when everyone from Clint Eastwood to Drew Barrymore set up shop in Texas.

Postage Due

May 31, 1993 By Anne Dingus

Who cares if Elvis was king? It’s time for stamps honoring Lyndon, Janis, and other Texas royalty.

Dead Again

Nov 1, 1992 By Anne Dingus

Get your masks on; put on your dancing shoes. It’s time for Mexico’s Day of the Dead, one of the liveliest celebrations around.

Eat Sweet

Apr 1, 1989 By Anne Dingus

Peanut patties are red, raspas are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are pralines, pecan pie, kolaches, and seven other great Texas desserts.

Songs of Innocence

Mar 1, 1989 By Anne Dingus

In Joe Scrugg’s music Everymom evicts under-the-bed monsters, Everykid remembers on Monday morning the fifteen things he needs for school that day, and Everybody delights in Scrugg’s corny but sensitive portrayal of childhood.

Last Respects

May 31, 1984 By Anne Dingus

The death of Uncle Henry saddened my whole far-flung family, but the gathering at his funeral was an occasion for telling stories and recalling the joys of a small-town upbringing.

Anyplace But Texas

Jul 31, 1983 By Anne Dingus

Texans may secretly yearn to live east of the Mississippi or across the Atlantic, but the next best thing is a subdivision named Yorktown, Nottingham County, or village Green West.

Piece by Piece

Dec 1, 1982 By Anne Dingus

Out of Texas’ ragbag history came the patchwork quilt, the product of cold winters, isolated homesteads, empty pocketbooks, and fertile minds.

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Read Me. Texas Index

Dec 31, 1969 By Anne Dingus

If you’ve ever wondered about Texans’ penchant for big hair, waving to strangers, shirts with snaps instead of buttons, and belt buckles with our names engraved on the back, consult Read Me. Texas, a primer that will get you through Texas 101 easy as falling off a log. From Fritos…