Out of the Box

Jun 12, 2015 By Lonn Taylor

Among other things, Charles Goodnight basically invented the food truck. (He called it the chuck wagon.)

The Music Drive

Jan 21, 2013 By Joe Nick Patoski

ROUTE: Turkey to Lubbock 
(the long way) DISTANCE: 366 miles NUMBER OF COUNTIES: 13 WHAT TO LISTEN TO: Buddy Holly’s That’ll Be the Day and 
Waylon Jennings’s Ol’ Waylon West Texas is the Texas of wide-open spaces, but it is also the Texas of music giants, starting…

Texas Treasures

Jan 21, 2013 By michaelrgrauer

My journey in early Texas art began while I was a student at Southern Methodist University, where I studied Frank Reaugh pastels and met Jerry Bywaters. After 24 years at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, curating exhibitions and traveling the state, I’ve come up with a list of greatest hits.

The Art Lover’s Companion

Jan 21, 2013 By Jordan Breal

More than sixty art insiders gave us their list of favorite works of art to see in Texas. So grab your notepad, sketchbook, or iPad and take the ultimate tour of must-see art in Texas.


Jan 20, 2013 By Katy Vine

Bronzes by Remington and Russell in Orange, Quanah Parker’s trail bonnet in Canyon: Ten spaces that excel at the art of exhibition.


Jan 20, 2013 By Jordan Mackay

Hot hurdling in Giddings, super six-man football in Gordon: Ten towns that got game.

Tom “Spanky” Assiter, Auctioneer

May 31, 2008 By Texas Monthly

Assiter, who lives in Canyon, is the founder of the auctioneering firm Assiter & Associates. He has been an auctioneer for 25 years and has hosted approximately four thousand auctions. In 2007 he was inducted into the Texas Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame and the National Auctioneers Association Hall of…

A Dark Visionary

Apr 30, 2008 By Jordan Breal

Art, like politics, is polarizing by nature. Although there are plenty of universally likable artists—Monet and his water lilies come to mind—the vast majority tend to elicit diametrically opposed reactions. John Alexander is one such example: You either love his stark, emotionally charged landscapes or you hate them. You…

Grand Canyons

Jul 31, 1997 By Joe Nick Patoski

Hiking, biking, and nighttime weather to your liking make the Palo Duro and Caprock canyons a cool summer getaway.

Georgia O’Keeffe

Jun 30, 1997 By Anne Dingus

In which Texas towns did Georgia O’Keeffe teach art, and for which photographer did she pose nude?