They’ve Got It Covered Five songs played by marching bands this year: • “1999” • “Livin’ La Vida Loca” • “Theme from Wild Wild West” • “American Woman” • “Jump Jive An’ Wail” He’s With the Band In 24 years as the band director at…
Coach Couture Coaches still prefer shorts from time to time, but long pants are suddenly in fashion. The 10,600 coaches who attended this year’s coaching convention in Fort Worth were all dressed in polo shirts of varying hues, khaki, and loafers (tassels optional). What Every Coach Wants for Christmas End-zone…
You might be bunking in a room that would give Martha Stewart seizures, but at these eleven guest ranches you can saddle up and get in touch with your inner buckaroo.
See You in the Playoffs 4A La Marque has made it to the state finals six straight years. 3A Sealy won four consecutive state titles between 1994 and 1997. Both teams have racked up more than a hundred victories in the nineties, as have 5A Austin Westlake, 5A Converse Judson,…
Madeline at Neiman Marcus, the Capitol, the Alamo: A classic children’s heroine comes to the Lone Star State—and a bookstore near you.
Investigators in the coastal plain think so, and they’re doing what they can to tie the retired NASA engineer to the deaths of at least four young women there. But thus far the tangible evidence has eluded them. And, consequently, so has he.
Half the state hates them and secretly admires them. The other half admires them and secretly hates them. Such is the plight of the decade’s best high school football team.
OFFENSE Quarterback Blackie Sherrod sportswriter, Belton High School Tigers, class of 1937 Larry Gatlin singer, Odessa High School Bronchos, ’66Roy Spence advertising executive, Brownwood High School Lions, ’67 Rick Perry lieutenant governor, Paint Creek School Pirates, ’68 Richard Linklater filmmaker, Huntsville High School Hornets,…
The greatest coach, the most-fearsome players, the top teams, games you shouldn’t miss, and more.
Eleven years later, the Permian High School Panthers remember Friday Night Lights, the book that put them—and Odessa—on the map.
CDs by Daniel Johnston, Don Walser, and Willie Nelson; BOOKS by Tom Grimes and Joe R. Lansdale.
There’s something unorthodox—to say the least—about the Christ of the Hills Monastery in Blanco.
Judy Walgren is outrageous, hilarious, and surprisingly laid-back, but when she starts talking about what she’s working on, there’s no questioning her seriousness. “The whole reason I went into photojournalism wasn’t so much because I love taking photos,” says the 36-year-old Dallasite. “It was a calling to go out and…
The tycoon from Texas who’s very much in Vogue.
Don Graham doffs his hat to J. Frank Dobie.
Art works in two small museums in Port Arthur and Tyler. Plus: A new image projected in Fort Worth; a masterful exhibit mounted and timely music played in Houston; and an in-tents new circus in Austin.
THE EXCERPT FROM JAN JARBOE Russell’s book on Lady Bird Johnson confirmed my belief that there has always been a Lone Star in that family and it is our state treasure, Lady Bird, not her famous husband [“Alone Together,” August 1999]. I, like most Texans I know, avoid talking…
The University of Texas Tower figured in which movies?
Robert Clark has a soft spot in his heart for Odessa, the town that gave him the most important exposure of his career. Back in 1988, Clark quit his job at the Philadelphia Inquirer and sojourned in the West Texas city so that he could shoot the football players at…
Revenge of the bird: A pleasant pheasant from the Rough Creek Lodge near Glen Rose.
1/2 cup pancetta bacon cut into 1/2-inch strips 3 bunches Swiss chard, destemmed and torn into smallish pieces In a large sauté pan cook bacon over medium-high heat until it becomes transparent and some of the fat has liquefied. Add Swiss chard and sauté until tender. To serve, arrange…
Roasted Pheasant 1 pheasant, about 2 1/2 pounds (other fowl may be substituted) kosher salt to taste freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 6 strips pancetta or other bacon 1/2 cup grape-seed or olive oil Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
I was lured to Central America by the promise of “unspoiled adventure travel.” After sailing for a week in the Caribbean, I can report that I wasn’t disappointed.
For an outing that’ll make you go stark graving mad, visit Texas’ peaceful old cemeteries—and experience the esprit de corpse.
The Wiccans of Fort Hood have conjured up their share of enemies, including a Republican congressman and a Baptist preacher. Are their claims of religious freedom appropriate, or are they off base?
Forgive state senators like David Sibley and Bill Ratliff their jockeying to succeed Lieutenant Governor Rick Perry. They want to be number two; they have to try harder.
How an elementary school turned itself around: a South Texas success story.