Chris DuCharme is self-taught, armed with a telephoto lens and words of encouragement from his late wife.
Third Planet Sci-Fi Superstore in Houston is home to hundreds of thousands of comic books and collectibles.
Pianist James Dick has turned a rolling pasture outside of Round Top into a haven for classical musicians from around the world.
A museum in San Felipe, 40 miles west of Houston, commemorates the unique history behind Stephen F. Austin’s founding colony.
The Comanche Tortilla & Tamale Factory has been making tamales since 1947 and wants to help inspire and educate a new generation of home cooks.
Decades of conservation have helped save the native fish, now iconic to Central Texas anglers.
The small motel has a sliding-roof observatory where people can enjoy some of the darkest skies on the planet.
From the obscure to the historically significant, the Texas Broadcast Museum tells a uniquely twentieth-century story.
Luci Zahray is an expert on poison and is a consultant to mystery writers around the world.
Chris Morris broke his back during motocross practice, but that didn’t stop him from finding a new source of adrenaline and drive.
The Austin-based artist recycles discarded plastic into beautiful animal sculptures and hopes to inspire others to eliminate waste.
With clients including barbecue joints and the USDA, the welding program at Sam Champion High School is a template for vocational programs across the U.S.
Every week, we share dispatches from Texas Country Reporter, the long-running TV show that invites you to hop in and travel along to explore the back roads of Texas. A fifth-generation New Orleans native, Sharon Richardson never imagined leaving Louisiana for Texas, but when Mother Nature strikes with a
In downtown Sanderson, shoppers can get lost in aisles overflowing with eclectic items, old and new.
Seeing a need in the community, Willa Johnson started Feeding Kids Right, a mobile meal delivery service in Athens.
Roel Flores’s folk art paintings are poignant and colorful, and his work is part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection.
The Texas Heritage Museum at Hill College has grown into a nationally recognized collection specializing Civil War history.
Born out of the Great Depression, the pieces are still handcrafted in San Angelo and are in as much demand as ever.
Texas Country Reporter revisits James H. Evans after thirty years. His long career has taken different turns, but his unwavering commitment to the people and places of West Texas defines his legacy.
From inside their shop, the wife-and-husband duo explain how they capture the universe in spiraling steel structures as tall as four-story buildings.
Claire Mestepey has built a steady publishing business around her unique approach to word search puzzles.
Gene Fernandez has an outfit for every story, but his infectious love for local history is the star of the show.
Joshua Rodrigues opened a food truck to serve up good times and classic dishes to a community hungry for Cajun flavors.
In a video interview, Ethan Wayne, the film star’s son, explains how an exhibit at the Fort Worth Stockyards began with a storage unit full of his dad’s untold stories.
Founded in 1946, the Shelby Store is a relic of what retail once was for many small Texas communities.
Joey Sanchez and Eric Maier are behind the Blue Tile Project, a movement to locate and restore the original tile street signs across the Bayou City.
Dinah Bowman is a world-renowned artist specializing in a fish printing technique. The results are rich, textured, and colorful. You have to see it for yourself.
From her studio near the Chihuahuan Desert, Alice Leese paints what it feels like to be out on the ranch.
W.R. Dallas has been crafting western furniture since 1929. The company’s iconic pieces have appeared everywhere from Hollywood films to hotel chains.