An Austin man wonders if the people who stand behind a counter and take our orders deserve the same remuneration as the waiters and waitresses of the world.
Plus, a man robbing a Port Arthur home stopped first to mow its yard, and a 77-year-old man went for his first skydive in decades.
The Texas country star put his own spin on the fast-food tagline that’s sure to be stuck in your head for days.
Is that you, Buc-ee?
Texas has wild weather. We need a lexicon to match.
Moviegoers have returned to theaters in droves to see the long-awaited sequel—and we have Texas to thank.
Harini Logan claimed the top spot last night, making her the seventh Texan spelling bee champ in the last ten years. T-E-X-A-S!
Bill Richardson’s creations from discarded metal were featured numerous times on Texas Country Reporter, but our friendship remains near and dear to my heart.
The bookmaker apprenticed under the famous Charlie Dunn and is now training a new generation of talented craftspeople.
Chris DuCharme is self-taught, armed with a telephoto lens and words of encouragement from his late wife.
The 99-year-old North Texas musician stumped for LBJ, toured with the USO, and still recalls hundreds of tunes.
Pastor Buddy Blake led volunteers who help step in for the Department of Defense to honor fallen soldiers with a proper military burial.
Third Planet Sci-Fi Superstore in Houston is home to hundreds of thousands of comic books and collectibles.
Texas Country Reporter paid a visit to the world-class wildlife preservation center, where a rehabilitated Kemp’s ridley turtle made a return to the sea.
Pianist James Dick has turned a rolling pasture outside of Round Top into a haven for classical musicians from around the world.
Founded by Holocaust survivors, the bakery is known for Jewish specialties rooted in 200-year-old family recipes.
A museum in San Felipe, 40 miles west of Houston, commemorates the unique history behind Stephen F. Austin’s founding colony.
The piano teacher turned touring musician from Lockney has been inducted into several halls of fame across the U.S.
The Comanche Tortilla & Tamale Factory has been making tamales since 1947 and wants to help inspire and educate a new generation of home cooks.
The community 50 miles east of Austin celebrates its Slavic heritage each year with music, crafts, and lots of buttery, handmade noodles.
When she began her year-long bird-spotting adventure, Tiffany Kersten was lost and lonely. She ended up achieving a major milestone—and finding her way.
An Austinite living in Washington, D.C., worries about the consequences of sporting pricey designer footwear.
Decades of conservation have helped save the native fish, now iconic to Central Texas anglers.
Plus, a teacher resigned after she reportedly lit a student’s hands on fire, and a Dallas resident ran her thousandth marathon.
The small motel has a sliding-roof observatory where people can enjoy some of the darkest skies on the planet.
From the obscure to the historically significant, the Texas Broadcast Museum tells a uniquely twentieth-century story.
I used to feel ashamed that I didn't speak Spanish. Now I understand why my parents didn't teach me.
He’s pushing ninety and still saddling up at the Four Sixes Ranch. Just don’t call him the last cowboy.
Kids from nine to ninety will get a kick out of watching the Alamo City’s most mythical sea creatures swim with sharks and pose for selfies.
Luci Zahray is an expert on poison and is a consultant to mystery writers around the world.
On a remote ranch south of Alpine, Bonnie and Dick Cain have carved out their ideal lifestyle, without electricity, refrigeration, or running water.
Chris Morris broke his back during motocross practice, but that didn’t stop him from finding a new source of adrenaline and drive.
The Austin-based artist recycles discarded plastic into beautiful animal sculptures and hopes to inspire others to eliminate waste.
In Matagorda, the Huebner Brothers Cattle Company has been leading a semiannual cattle drive for more than a hundred years.
After Becky Smith took over the B-C Ranch in Alpine, her all-women team took a different approach to wrangling cattle.
After fifty years on the road, the host of Texas Country Reporter recalls his favorite dish at Mary’s Cafe in Strawn.
Plus: A lyrical, blistering new memoir and a four-dollar answer to dinner.
With clients including barbecue joints and the USDA, the welding program at Sam Champion High School is a template for vocational programs across the U.S.
It may not have been safe, but it sure was fun.
A fifth-generation New Orleans native, Sharon Richardson never imagined leaving Louisiana for Texas, but when Mother Nature strikes with a hurricane, plans change. After evacuating to Austin, with her life turned completely upside down, Sharon said she just did what she knew how to do: cook.Her business started with homemade
The Gutierrez family still runs the South Texas cafe, specializing in Mexican recipes passed down for generations.
In downtown Sanderson, shoppers can get lost in aisles overflowing with eclectic items, old and new.
Texas Country Reporter remembers the late artist, whose San Antonio house was covered from corner to corner in art, memories, and poetry.
Seeing a need in the community, Willa Johnson started Feeding Kids Right, a mobile meal delivery service in Athens.
In the courthouse basement, dozens of lawyers, judges, and jurors lined up for Esther Rollins’s famous fried chicken.
A San Antonio man wonders how Sun City got its other nickname and learns about the nicknames of many other Texas cities.
Roel Flores’s folk art paintings are poignant and colorful, and his work is part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection.
Plus: swing by an Austin jazz festival, then listen to a record dedicated to a SpongeBob SquarePants character on your way home.
The Carpenter family, featured in this classic episode from ‘Texas Country Reporter,’ has operated the industrial machine shop since 1937.
The Texas Heritage Museum at Hill College has grown into a nationally recognized collection specializing Civil War history.