At Cook’s Garage, Rebecca Welch is responsible for repairing and restoring the restaurant’s famous signs to their original glow.
As fewer young people seek trade careers, Hill Country building specialist Richard Laughlin hopes to interest students in a career path full of opportunity. First assignment? Build a tiny home.
Natalie Irish describes her lipstick-art process as “making out with a canvas.” Her stamplike technique showcases her unique brand of creativity and playful irreverence.
Wichita Falls resident Jim Loudermilk carefully removed a 1930s racing sailboat from an old downtown building and restored it to its original glory.
Jeffie Brewer’s sculptures transform rusty metal into whimsical figures that look like drawings from a coloring book.
Texas Country Reporter interviews Craig Joseph, grandson of the restaurant’s original owners.
Retired forester Mike Woody lives in a log cabin in the Piney Woods creating intricate tree sculptures. You just can’t make this stuff up.
Rogelio and Carrie Tellez combine the cuisines of their Mexican and Pacific Islander roots at a restaurant that serves tacos unlike any others in Texas.
Heidi Frazier opened 40 Acre Wood over ten years ago with a mission to make books accessible to any and all readers in the small town of Lexington.
Former roper and country music singer Larry Callies was always a cowboy at heart, but when he was growing up, he rarely saw any representations of Black cowboys, despite a rich history. So in 2017, he founded the Black Cowboy Museum, which features a collection of
Mo Pittle set out to capture his Jewish heritage and upbringing in El Paso on the menu of JewBoy Burgers.
Sally Maxwell’s images, made from thousands upon thousands of hairline scratches, are impressively detailed.
The waiting list is long for the husband-and-wife duo who rebuild, redesign, and reimagine the iconic, retro travel trailers.
In the rolling plains of the Panhandle, Bob Owen tears up what’s left of old vehicles so that some classic cars get a chance at a new life.
Since 1916, the drugstore and soda fountain has maintained its retro charm and service to the community.
Years ago, Kenneth Henneke helped develop a feisty catfish, and now he stocks a variety of species for anglers across the state.
Far in the Panhandle, an upstart ag program at a small-town school has become a start-up business run by the students.
Barre Wheatley leads an ambitious program that encourages students to shoot for the moon.
At the edge of the Hill Country, Randy Kiser creates handcrafted carbon steel wares for the kitchen.
A hundred years ago, U.S. airmail pilots depended on a coast-to-coast bread-crumb trail of arrows—though most have been destroyed, buried, lost, or forgotten.
In this video, Texas Country Reporter interviews the curator of the wide-ranging collection in Jefferson, one that merely begins with 550 vintage clocks.
Stuart Marcus has spent years identifying and photographing hundreds of species of moths near the Trinity River, but he still has more to go.
Teenagers Nigel and Shane Mushambi started a baking business that combines go-getter ambition with do-gooder optimism.
Beau Burns doesn’t need limits on screen time, because his favorite place to be is out working in the field.
The 1930s estate in McAllen is home to a fifteen-acre wildlife sanctuary that invites visitors to foster conservation corridors in their own backyards.
An interview with Armando Vera in Brownsville, who owns the only restaurant in Texas to offer traditional, buried-in-the-ground, coal-smoked barbacoa.
Texas Country Reporter visits Maniac’s Mansion in downtown Wichita Falls, offering unlimited play steeped in eighties and nineties nostalgia.
Bob Freeman is a craftsman who carves, plays, and sings the praises of the traditional Native American instrument.
Two special-education teachers at West Brook Senior High launched a school-wide cookie-baking program that brings together students of all kinds.
Okay, so it’s not a magic vehicle, but the fast-talking tour guide covers Houston’s neighborhoods from an open-air school bus.
The Hutto-based hatmaker uses decades-old equipment to meticulously customize every hat.
Performance Plus in Odessa is an auto shop that doubles as an archive of the toys of yesteryear.
Dawna Gillespie’s handcrafted earrings and necklaces are truly one of a kind.
No matter the time of day or night, Victor Laramore will make keys, rebuild locks, and open doors for a desperate Texan who is having a bad day.
Chris DuCharme is self-taught, armed with a telephoto lens and words of encouragement from his late wife.
Third Planet Sci-Fi Superstore in Houston is home to hundreds of thousands of comic books and collectibles.
Pianist James Dick has turned a rolling pasture outside of Round Top into a haven for classical musicians from around the world.
A museum in San Felipe, 40 miles west of Houston, commemorates the unique history behind Stephen F. Austin’s founding colony.
The Comanche Tortilla & Tamale Factory has been making tamales since 1947 and wants to help inspire and educate a new generation of home cooks.
Decades of conservation have helped save the native fish, now iconic to Central Texas anglers.
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.
Luci Zahray is an expert on poison and is a consultant to mystery writers around the world.
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.
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.
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
In downtown Sanderson, shoppers can get lost in aisles overflowing with eclectic items, old and new.
Seeing a need in the community, Willa Johnson started Feeding Kids Right, a mobile meal delivery service in Athens.
Roel Flores’s folk art paintings are poignant and colorful, and his work is part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection.