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Sterry Butcher

Country Notes |
February 19, 2020

The Desk on Hancock Hill

Some forty years ago, a desk was dragged to the top of a hill in Alpine that overlooks the Big Bend. The notebooks stashed inside continue to capture big thoughts from the people who travel there.

Country Notes |
June 21, 2017

The Purest Type

Pronghorn were almost perfectly fitted to the West Texas landscape. And then people started building fences.

Country Notes |
March 4, 2014

Home Making

The lonely, calloused, plaster-caked ballad of the do-it-yourself renovator.

The Culture |
January 21, 2013

The Boys of the Dipper Ranch

On 50,000 acres that they have mostly to themselves (not including their hounds, mules, horses, cattle, chickens, piglets, and parents), Jasper, Trevor, and Tanner Klein live a life almost untouched by the modern world.

Feature |
January 20, 2013

Gentling Cheatgrass

What does it take to break a wild mustang? Patience, horse sense, experience, and if you’re Teryn Lee Muench, no more than one hundred days.