Staubach and Aikman, together at last. A Bum Phillips belly laugh. Jerry Levias, first and always. These and other heroes of Texas football, past and present, pose for a pigskin portfolio.
Children of all ages! Step right up and get to know a South Texas clan whose nomadic way of life is a link to the past.
Will this be the year that the University of Texas Longhorns—the most talented college football team in the country—win their first national title since 1970? Yes. Hook ’em.
For a great escape, head to Corpus Christi, the city on the bay that sparkles.
GAZING AND GRAZING No one drives all the way up to the McDonald Observatory, on top of Mount Locke in far West Texas, just to eat. But astronomy buffs have a treat in store if they happen to wander into the StarDate Café. Not only is its menu of quesadillas,…
A new book on dance halls explains why Texans are itching to go boot-scootin'.
Lean Star Cuisine
KEEPING UP APPEARANCES Like a jet-setter back from a vacation on the Côte d’Azur, the Riviera has reopened after an intensive two-week remodeling job looking not just rested but ten years younger. The exterior of the old-guard Dallas restaurant has been painted butter yellow, new fabrics brighten banquettes and chairs,…
W. K. Stratton's new book, Backyard Brawl, dissects the football feud between the state's two largest universities.
Former Lufkin High School starting quarterback Reggie McNeal talks about motivation, recruiting and playing ball at Texas A&M.
In Texas, high school football is a Friday night religion. How much do you know about your faith?
Love Creek Orchards
At the Mack Brown Women's Clinic on football, no men are allowed. Females ask tough questions, learn about offensive strategy, and have a ball.
Chef Michael Marshall creates a light dessert that is not as sweet as you would think.
Wyatt McSpadden and his son Trevor talk about the logistics of getting football heroes together for the perfect photograph.
Senior editor Brian D. Sweany talks about this month's cover story, "Horns Aplenty."
Adapted from a recipe by Texas cookbook author Helen Corbitt.
2 cups flour 4 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 5 tablespoons vegetable shortening zest of 1 orange, grated or finely chopped 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup orange juice Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Sift dry ingredients together. Cut…
Margaret Moffette Lea Houston
UT spirit has been alive and kicking since the University of Texas was founded. Discover the colorful history behind some of the UT traditions, from Bevo to "The First Battle."
RED ALL OVER Medina is minuscule—one main street, a couple hundred residents, a dozen or so stores—but during the International Apple Festival on Saturday, August 3, the town will be happily overrun by apple bobbers, bagpipers, balloon blowers, puppeteers, clowns, arts and crafts sellers, and 18,000 visitors. In midsummer, apples…
8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 quart fresh strawberries Using an electric mixer, combine first 4 ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth; cover and refrigerate. Clean and hull strawberries (holes should be…
Miriam "Ma" Ferguson
Pasta With Vinaigrette 1/2 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon finely chopped assorted herbs (your choice of fresh basil, oregano, tarragon, rosemary, etc.) kosher salt and freshly ground…
1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups pecan pieces 4 cups flour Using an electric mixer, beat butter with sugar…
Orlene Walton Sayers
Cake 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 2 cups granulated sugar 6 eggs, separated 2 teaspoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon lemon extract 3 cups cake flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup plain yogurt, whole or lowfat Preheat oven to…
Around the State
THE GREAT INDOORS Kids’ late-summer doldrums usually leave them particularly restless. They become prone to manic behavior—fads flourish, fixations blossom, expectations intensify. But as any well-informed individual between the ages of five and ten knows, nothing is more anticipated this month than the premiere of Spy Kids 2: The Island…
ANALYZE THIS Ever wonder how a rat can see in the dark? Well, this month you can attend some eye-popping exhibits around the state that will satisfy even the most inquisitive minds, and you don’t have to have a Ph.D. in biology to appreciate them. “Animal SuperSenses” at Galveston’s Moody…
LEAVE IT TO DIVA What do Cher and Dolly Parton, two of the most recognizable performers in the world—one for her outlandish outfits and the other for her, well, smile—have in common? Not much—on the surface, that is. Other than the obvious (they are both singers, actors, and blondes; yes,…
‘TIS THE SEASON As the World Cup reminded us, soccer, where you kick the ball up and down the field, is really football. But when Americans talk about football, we mean more than feet. We mean hands, arms, heads; we mean hard-hitting blocks, bubbly cheerleaders, marching bands. We mean spectacle.
After pursuing solo careers, the members of the Flatlanders have reunited and released the long-anticipated CD Now Again. Was it worth the wait?
Right with his party, wrong with his religion: where God and government intersect for Rick Perry and Tony Sanchez.
Dallas billionaire Sam Wyly is gearing up for another battle in his war with Computer Associates. This time he may have the firepower to win.
Free advice for the UT System's new chancellor.
Kathy Hepinstall is one of four underappreciated Texas writers you should be reading this summer.
What is the safest way to dispose of a diseased cow carcassand what does it have to do with the Ames strain of anthrax?