Being Texan

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Meanwhile, in Texas

Feb 19, 2020 By Leif Reigstad

A California man tried to bring his pet possum on a passenger plane, and a clerical error brought a temporary $37 million windfall to a Rowlett couple.

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The Desk on Hancock Hill

Feb 19, 2020 By Sterry Butcher

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.

Lelton Morse
The Art of Racing Pigeons

Dec 18, 2019 By Sterry Butcher

Lelton Morse races homing pigeons in Central Texas. He sends his birds hundreds of miles away, waits and watches, and knows they’re flying home.

The Power of Boots

Nov 20, 2019 By Texas Monthly

The cowboy boot is more than a sturdy piece of workwear. It’s more than a fashion statement, too. It’s a vital piece of Texas culture, as complicated, diverse, and ever-evolving as the makeup of our state.