An Austin man notes that the sky is the sky, no matter where you go.
A Dallas man’s relations also inexplicably refer to guacamole as “avocado dip.”
An Austin man argues that his spouse’s impressive Texas ancestry should count for something.
A Corpus Christi man pines for the days of two-stepping on those long wooden planks.
A Texan who spent a quarter of a century in Massachusetts is flummoxed by his former neighbors’ footwear foolishness.
A newcomer to East Texas thinks it’s fine to dispatch venomous snakes on sight.
A McKinney man thinks our fearless columnist isn't as sharp as he used to be.
In our February "Love Letters to Texas" collector's issue, the Texanist takes a walk down memory lane.
A soldier stationed in Afghanistan is looking forward to coming home.
A Connecticut Yankee new to San Antonio’s social circuit is vexed by an invitation’s dress code.
A Fort Worth man can’t bottle up his confusion any longer.
A Sherman woman thinks the gravy-laden slab of breaded meat deserves its due.
A Canada man has a few questions about the Austin establishment immortalized in a Guy Clark song.
A young Aggie just wants everyone to like his Wisconsin-raised sweetheart.
A resident of Phoenix isn't sure her fellow Arizonans should be using that word so cavalierly.
A Boerne woman wonders if other Americans are as smitten as we are with the outlines of their states.
A Houston man wants to know what his options are when that dreaded day finally comes.
A California man wonders why people are angry at everyone's favorite Texas country artist
An Austin man is confused by all those new-fangled beer cans at his local grocery store.
A San Antonio man is tired of the grouchy guy two rows behind him.
A Lone Star native who has lived in the Northeast for nearly four decades is nervous about socializing when she's back at home.
A man raised in Sulphur Springs pines for a long-lost North Texas favorite.
A Notrees man thinks dousing meat in boiling water is akin to cheating.
A visitor from Iowa was baffled by his recent drive through the Lone Star State.
An Arizona woman just doesn’t get the appeal of Mrs. Baird’s Bread or Hill Country Fare cut green beans.
The Texanist on five great small towns that are (pretty much) just like they always were and don’t need to change at all.
A Houston man knows that the Carolina Reaper will cause him pain. He’s worried that it might cause him real harm, too.
The reasons why our state reptile—and beloved playmate for generations of young Texans—is so hard to find these days.
No disposable containers on the river? No problem.
An Amarillo man wants to make sure that his Mustang Island getaway won't go up in smoke.
A Baylor Bears fan is conflicted about what he should do if TCU goes to a bowl game.
A Houstonian turned New Yorker’s company is relocating him to small-town West Texas. If life were a sitcom, that would be pretty funny.
A Central Texas mom tries to strike a balance between innocent summertime fun and her worst slithering, venomous nightmare.
A Plano couple is feuding over what kind of bread product should encase a hot link.
A Yankee in exile misses the old days of playing air hockey and breathing in musty odors.
A Katy man is feeling awfully prickly about this botanical fallacy.
An Abilene man wants to know what our brew-lovin' columnist thinks of the mania for newfangled Texas ales.
A New York man wants to know everything there is to know about Texas toast.
A Dallas man who grew up in East Texas isn't sure his home region actually exists.
A Kaufman man vacationing in the Volunteer State hears a claim about the Texas flag that just can't be true. Can it?
An Odessa woman is still working her way through her private Dublin stash.
An irate truck owner may need to take a long, hard look in the rearview mirror.
An El Paso man thinks he's got a good candidate for Texas History Month. Is he right? Yes, but . . .
A New Braunfels man thinks that Texas's oldest dance hall deserves a little more respect.
In the midst of a cold, wet winter, an Abilene woman longs for the dog days of August.