December 2020 Issue

the texas tacopedia
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The Ultimate Texas Tacopedia

Your guide to the many types of tacos around the state, where to find them, and how to enjoy them!


Black and white candid close-up of Jerry Jeff Walker.

Jerry Jeff Walker, Remembered by Lyle Lovett, Lucinda Williams, Dan Rather, and Many, Many Others

The New York–born singer-songwriter got to Texas as soon as he could—and spent the next five decades changing the lives of seemingly everyone he met.

Joe Gamaldi in his office at the Houston Police Officers’ Union.

A Bad Cop’s Best Friend?

One morning in late January 2019, Rhogena Nicholas texted a prayer to her mother, Jo Ann Nicholas, just as she did every day. A widow in her eighties, Jo Ann could no longer make the four-hour drive from Natchitoches, Louisiana, to visit her daughter and her son-in-law, Dennis Tuttle, at

The State

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