August 2023 Issue

An aerial view of the wave pool, including the concrete grid on the bottom, at Waco Surf on June 9.
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Wacowabunga! Why California Surfers Are Descending on Central Texas

Some of the best waves in the world are found at the Waco Surf water park, far away from any ocean.


Allie Beth, in June 2023, at the Highland Park home of friends who are former clients.

The Queen of Highland Park

For forty years, Allie Beth Allman has ruled the glittering world of luxury real estate in Dallas. Then came a flood of coastal money, a technological revolution, a rift with a longtime partner, and the inexorable toll of time.

The State


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