Q: Who was so good at a computer network’s trivia game that he got kicked of the system? A: A Texan Bernie Schwal.
Two true-crime books unravel the twisted and deadly story of Dallasite Joy Aylor.
When Texas’ last company town disappears this month, so will a cozy way of life my family knew well.
Eight indigenous authors, nine native critters: A bookish look at the wildest, woolliest creatures in Texas history.
Houstonian Betty Ring’s Girlhood Emboidery is a richly illustrated survey of centuries-old needlework.
Hollywood on the Brazos? That’s how it seemed this year, when everyone from Clint Eastwood to Drew Barrymore set up shop in Texas.
Ann-Margret, get your gun: A celebration of pistol-packin’ celluloid cowgirls.
How the memoir of an unknown and homeless writer brought him fame and a place to live.
What’s red and white and growing all over (as a tourist attraction)? Texas wineries.
In these nine Texas towns, produce is more than product. It’s pride.
Renowned legal scholar and law professor Charles Alan Wright is deadly serious—about murder mysteries.
His wives! His lives! A bountiful birthday guide to Sam Houston, Texas’ ultimate hero.
The secret to a well-appointed Texas Christmas.
Get your masks on; put on your dancing shoes. It’s time for Mexico’s Day of the Dead, one of the liveliest celebrations around.
Fashion designers are betting the ranch on new Western shirts with styles inspired by Hollywood, not history.
Haven’t heard of Geof Kern, Texas’ most famous photographer? You must live here.
Vintage Texas postcards depict larger-than-life views in hyper hues.
The great polka boycott, Willie’s Sunday school status, the cold truth about Vanilla Ice, and other notable moments in Texas Music.
From wheezy-voiced geezers to yuk-it-up yokels, these actors excel at portraying the stereotypical Texan.
From Pecos Bill to nightclub comics, we’ve got lots to laugh about.
These seven creatures might be piggy-backed, whale-boned, dog-toothed, goat-eed, elephant-eared, turtle-necked, and bull-headed, but they’re stars just the same.
But for this ever-so-practical invention, Texas history as we know it would be gone with the wind.
The young—and even the not-so-young-can travel back through the state’s glorious past simply by opening up any one of these fourteen children’s classics.
Five favorites from the wide-open spaces, in words and pictures.
Peanut patties are red, raspas are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are pralines, pecan pie, kolaches, and seven other great Texas desserts.
In Joe Scruggs’s music Everymom evicts under-the-bed monsters, Everykid remembers on Monday morning the fifteen things he needs for school that day, and Everybody delights in Scruggs’s corny but sensitive portrayal of childhood.
What kind of dish would a Texas clubwoman invent? One that’s not too greasy, not too spicy, and, well, sort of tasteful.
Look out, Texas! If drought comes, can tons of blowing dirt be far behind?
Growing up, I took the Panhandle’s plain nature for granted. Only after years away and a sentimental journey home did I take it to heart.
The death of Uncle Henry saddened my whole far-flung family, but the gathering at his funeral was an occasion for telling stories and recalling the joys of a small-town upbringing.
Yes, Virginia Sue, Texas really does have its own holiday traditions.
Texans may secretly yearn to live east of the Mississippi or across the Atlantic, but the next best thing is a subdivision named Yorktown, Nottingham County, or village Green West.
Sure it means water. It also means pride.
Can you picture Lbj in a Datsun?
Out of Texas’ ragbag history came the patchwork quilt, the product of cold winters, isolated homesteads, empty pocketbooks, and fertile minds.
The real lowdown on the Lone Star State.
It’s everybody’s favorite reptile, and it’s disappearing from Texas.
It’s only a humble weed, but just try to imagine West Texas without it.
When liquor by the drink went into effect in 1971, Texas changed forever.
When it comes to flops and fiascos, Texans can outdo anyone.
It IS whether you win. And these eight Texans are winners.
If you want big, we’ve got big. If you want small, we’ve got that, too.
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