In 1971 I wore hip-huggers and other clothes appropriate to the times. This did not please the superintendent of the San Marcos public schools, and his displeasure did not please my father.
You probably know that Tom DeLay spearheaded the massive—and massively controversial— congressional redistricting effort that tied Texas legislators in knots for one regular and three special sessions. What you probably don’t know is how he did it. Herein lies a tale.
In this summer of D-day nostalgia, we pause to remember the unsung heroines of World War II: the pinup girls painted on the noses of B-24's and other planes for luck and inspiration. Some of the most colorful artwork is on permanent display in Midland. Permission to view it granted.
Big lips, wiry whiskers, a questionable lifestyle: The catfish is like that distant uncle at your family reunion—peculiar-looking, a little shady, and uninspiring at mealtime. Relegated to the culinary backwaters as a bottom feeder, even deemed unkosher for its scaleless body, the fish with the Fu Manchu mustache was long…
What, me praise a pizzeria? Two months ago I would have questioned my sanity. But that was before I discovered distinctly un-cheesy Dallas newcomer Fireside Pies. This place has the right stuff: crisp, hand-stretched crusts, classy toppings, substantial salads, and a list of wines that you actually want to…
Sight-seeing and a little bit of history made for a fine weekend in the Rio Grande Valley.
Recipe by Dawn Michelle Thomas, Fireside Pies, Dallas Cheesecake Base 2 1/2 pounds cream cheese, soft 2 1/2 cups sugar 1 vanilla bean, split and seeded 7 eggs 1 cup sour cream In a stand up mixer, whip cream cheese for 6 minutes on medium-high speed.
My grandmother sat down to tell me a story she hadn't told in years. It turned out to be the greatest tale I've ever heard.
Contributing photographer Wyatt McSpadden, who took this month's cover image, discusses working with David Carr and helping create the Cadillac Ranch.
Senior editor Anne Dingus talks about collecting, a cast- iron safe, and eBay.
Writer-at-large Patricia Kilday Hart on redistricting and what this next election will tell us about Texans and party labels.
Associate editor John Spong on Toyota trucks, the SUV craze, and hybrid pickups.
School uniforms used to be strictly for preparatory schools, but now they've gone public.
The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders have always strived to represent traditional small-town-pigskin values.
In 1986 Damian Mandola and Johnny Carrabba noticed the lack of a casual-yet-great Italian restaurant in Houston, so the two opened Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Almost two decades later, the duo have more than one hundred eateries under the Carrabba’s name, a PBS series, and a partnership taking the brand to…
Growing up in segregated Collin County, I was oblivious to the impact of Jim Crowuntil I read John Howard Griffin's American classic.
Do I, Kinky Friedman, take tequila-loving country singer Pat Green to be my friend for life? I do.
I've been collecting vintage Texana since I was ten years old, and believe me, I've got loads. But it's time to sell.
The Vietnam non-issue.
08.05.2004 More times than not, Anne Frank is the singular face, doe-eyed and smiling, we use to represent the whole of the Holocaust tragedy, the one that stands in for more than 11 million faceless others. This month, however, with the opening of “ANNE FRANK: A PRIVATE PHOTO ALBUM” at…
Down in The Valley When the Queen of Latin Pop takes the Dodge Arena stage, in Hidalgo, on July 30, the small border town will have pulled off a musical coup. How often does a big-time performer like Gloria Estefan kick off a national tour in the Rio Grande Valley?…
Catching Air Whether you call it kiteboarding or kitesurfing, riding a surfboard while strapped to a kite is not for the timid. As Jeff Chilcoat, of Corpus Christi Kitesurfing, told us, “On a good day, my kite can pull a car.” We recommend proper instruction. AIR PADRE KITEBOARDING, South Padre…