ABILENEJames Leddy Boots 1602 N. Treadaway Boulevard 915-677-7811The nephew of boot king M. L. Leddy is now royalty himself, and he runs a real family business: He does the cutting, his wife and daughter do the stitching, his son-in-law does bottoms, and his former daughter-in-law creates the prettiest inlays anywhere.
TopThe top, also known as the shaft, is the artist’s canvas: Here is where the most detail work is done (although, ironically, if you’re a man, the top stays hidden under your pants legs unless you’re riding or at a cowboy ball). Standard tops are twelve inches high, though custom
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Holy Moses and More An exhibit of medieval religious frescoes from the Vatican Museums on display in . . . Lubbock? Let that sink in—like paint applied to wet plaster on a permanent wall. Wouldn’t you have to move the whole wall? Well, no, says the Reverend Malcolm Neyland, the
Having Their Say The 2000 U.S. census indicated that Hispanics make up 12.5 percent of the population, yet Hispanics make up only 2 percent of prime-time television characters, with stories spotlighting contemporary Mexican American families and neighborhoods remaining dreadfully few and far between. More and more, though, Texas audiences are
Boys Will Be Girls Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz) will turn 77 on June 3, one day before the opening night of Some Like It Hot, a musical based on the 1959 Billy Wilder movie in which he co-starred with Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe. In this production Curtis will
Now Town Rest assured, there’s always plenty to see and do in Fort Worth. While mainstays like the Stockyards National Historic District and Sundance Square are sure to amuse, the weekend of June 7-9 promises to impress with charms of its own. On Friday head out to Maverick Stadium at
This cool onion and bean salad makes a substantial appetizer or can be combined with bread and cold cuts to make a light main course.
Growing Their Own Wordsworth went gaga over his “host of golden daffodils.” Me, I dig herb gardens, especially the parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme cultivated by an array of restaurants across Texas. The Eastside Cafe in Austin (2113 Manor Road, 512-476-5858) is famous for its bountiful third-acre backyard garden of
Calling all Southern gentlemen . . . if you're out there.
The Marble Falls area not only offers numerous lakes but also good restaurants and loads of fun.
Texas on the Plate
Tony Curtis stars in a new version of Some Like It Hot, the musical based on the 1959 Billy Wilder movie. The show premieres in Houston.
Minimal to the Max “The only time we ever had to close early was when rain was blowing horizontally into the kitchen,” says Naylene Dillingham-Stolzer. That will happen when your kitchen is a concrete slab with a roof, a few propane burners, two refrigerators, and some prep tables. But scant
Outstanding Texas cowgirls have been around for a long timeblazing the way for future generations.
Massimo to the Max Massimo Pallottelli, the Roman chef who brought San Antonio its most authentic Italian restaurant, now has new digs that match the quality of his menu. Slickly dramatic, Massimo Ristorante Italiano uses every design trick in the book to seduce you: walls painted a deep, tawny gold;
Compaq and Hewlett-Packard have completed the largest merger in the history of the technology industry, but is that good news for Houston and Texas?
Communicating with Karen Hughes.
When general manager John Hart arrived in Arlington last November, he promised to turn the Texas Rangers into winners. Then the team got off to its worst start in history. Some things never change.
Plenty of buzz and a distinctive menu couldn't keep Austin's Star Canyon from closing after just fourteen months. I didn't see it coming, but now I know one recipe for recipe for failure.
What happens to your belief in God when your son commits suicide after being molested by a priest? That's a question Nancy and Pat Lemberger have been struggling with for years.
In praise of old stogies.