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We Will Not Be Tamed: Xochitl Rodriguez

May 29, 2018 By TM Promotions

Xochitl Rodriguez is an artist and El Paso native with deep roots in the mountains of West Texas. Our state’s landscape is part of everything for Rodriguez—from her art to the relationships with the women in her family. Rodriguez is committed to passing the tradition of a wild, untamed spirit…

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The Texanist: Are You Getting Tired of the Craft Beer Craze?

Apr 29, 2018 By David Courtney

Q: Texanist, are you on board with the craft beer craze that the Lone Star State (see what I did there?) is currently caught up in? Gib Travis, Abilene A: To answer your question right off the bat: Yes, the Texanist, a fairly frequent imbiber of beer, is down with the ongoing boom in craft brewing. For poppers of tops, crushers of cans, and raisers of pints such as himself,… Read Story

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The Marfa Mystique

Nov 22, 2017 By Sterry Butcher

Outsiders remain fascinated with unraveling the secrets of this place. But locals can explain, one story at a time.

The Purest Type

Jun 21, 2017 By Sterry Butcher

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


Feb 21, 2017 By Sterry Butcher

In West Texas, we've learned to live with our slithery neighbors. Not that we have a choice.

The Earth Below

Dec 21, 2016 By Sterry Butcher

The skies of West Texas are so grand that it’s easy to forget how much is going on under our feet.