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Blacksmiths on a beer break 1890
Blacksmiths on a beer break c1890
Courtesy Schulenburg Historical Society
Texas | Columns

"They shoe horses,
don't they?"

Texas and Texans Observed

by Editor & Friends
Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history, stories, and vintage/historic photos of Texas, please contact us.

Essays on Texas

Guest Columnists:
Barbara Duvall Wesolek >
Dianne West Short >
Carolyn Heinsohn >
Mel Brown >
Robert Cowser >
Dwight Young
Fred B. McKinley
Audrey A. Herbrich

More Guest Columns:
  • Bank Robberies in Wingate 11-18-16
  • Moon shines bright over Wilson County by Lois Zook Wauson 1-7-16
  • A Visit to the Chicken Ranch by Lois Zook Wauson 10-25-15
  • At Schneider’s Store you can go home again by Lois Zook Wauson
  • Moulton
  • Growing Up in Moulton, Texas by Olga Lueke Wagner Smothers 10-6-15
  • Yellow Rose
  • Hadacol Corners and The Doctor by Barbara Duvall Wesolek 10-1-14
  • One Poet's Journey to Peace by Robert G. Cowser 9-12-14
  • The Yellow Rose of Texas by Barbara Duvall Wesolek 9-8-14
  • Adios Pastor by Barbara Duvall Wesolek 8-1-14
  • Surviving
    George Olsson Short
    (1920-2003)
    Chapter Three

    Surviving WWII, and Arriving Home
    How his soldier brother became his savior and how he managed to get home to a post-war Texas life
    3-15-13
    World War II
    Chapter Two
    From Hitting Homers to Hitting the Hun
    and a Face-off with Gen. Patton

    A Personal Account of the Battle at Remagen Bridge
    Zola
    Chapter One
    My Father Zola
    Baseball, Love and a Love of Baseball
  • Remembering Private Caballero by John R. Fox 6-6-14
  • Mister Shiny Boots by John R. Fox 5-16-14
    Viet Nam 1968
  • Mrs. A.P. Borden
  • XIT Ranch - Gone but not Forgotten 2-16-13
  • Mrs. A.P. Borden by John Polk 2-4-13
    "I spent many hours with Mrs. Borden and Theo O’Neal as a 10 year old boy." Here is the complete story.
  • London TX dance hall
  • London, Texas Dance Hall by Kathern Hogan 12-21-12
    Oldest ongoing Texas dance hall providing live bands and dances on Saturday Nights
  • Christmas Time in 1944 by Lois Zook Wauson 12-21-12
  • The Day Mother Became Attached to her Clothesline by Jesse Suttles 12-19-12
  • wild man
  • The (Original) Wild man of Borneo And The Ballad of Zack Hargis
    Photo and Text courtesy of Kelly Haight 11-6-12
  • The Home Run that Never Was by Charles Watson 10-9-12
    "Joe Bauman hit 72 home runs that year, but he would have had 73 had it not been for a sandstorm..."
  • Where Cowboys Come From by Fred O. Simon 8-22-12
  • Infusion Confusion by John Troesser 8-19-12
    Poem for a wife 's lament
  • Memories of Pennington, Texas and the Neatest Store I Ever Saw by Jason E. Stringer 8-15-12
  • Combat
  • Combat Over Texas by Dan Heaton 6-8-12
    No listing of the key locations in the early days of flight – particularly the development of military air power – would be complete without a reference to the southern Texas city of Brownsville. It was from there that America’s first combat mission was flown, way back in 1915.
    Aviation pioneers Byron Q. Jones & Thomas D. Milling
  • Ghosts of Wilson County by Lois Zook Wauson 4-4-12
  • Thank you from Montana by Brian J. McIntyre 9-17-11
  • Schulenburg Preacher Honored as Bike Bug Brother of 2011 – Building A Church by Mike Schneider 7-3-11
    Reverend Johnny Moore of Schulenburg, Texas
  • Thank you from San Francisco Susan Fry 6-2-11
    "...My mother said [the Panhandle] was awful -- yet all her life she had an affection for the people and the culture... And, reading about the place now, I realize how enormously who she was had to do with where she was from..."

  • Texas pride and heritage comes alive in Heart of the Tin Trunk by Christy Claxton 5-7-11
  • The Port Arthur/Lapland Connection by Christy Nilluka Broussard 4-15-11
    "Great Grandpa MIK Nilluka did not just herd reindeer; he made two incredible journeys with the reindeer."

  • Texas and the California Gold Rush by Frank W. Lewis 4-11-11
    What does Sam Houston have to do with the California Gold Rush of 1848-49?
  • The Wolf Girl of Devil's River by Gary Humphreys 4-4-11
  • Busted Flat in Jayton, Texas by Mary Mathias 4-2-11
  • Smithville's Dexter
  • Smithville's Dexter - From Underdog to Best of (Picture) Show by Ted R. Krueger 3-12-10
    "Adena Lewis called asking us to bring our dogs to a casting call for the movie "The Tree of Life"..."
  • Muenster - Old Europe in Frontier Texas by John Hellman 3-3-11
  • Post War Slaton - A Migrant Family's Story by James Villanueva 1-30-11
  • Tudor Takes Stand
  • RL Tudor Takes the Stand; Slaton, Texas 1932 by James Villanueva 12-1-10
  • The Murder of Dr. Sam Houston Adams; Slaton, Texas, 1930s by James Villanueva 11-1-10
  • Murder
    Father Joseph Keller
  • The Tar and Feathering of Father Joseph M. Keller, Slaton, Texas, 1920's by James Villanueva 10-1-10
  • Candy
  • Candy Shops and Crossbones; Slaton, Texas 1920s by James Villanueva 9-10-10
  • Roy Bean Before His Law West Of The Pecos Days by Lois Zook Wauson 8-2-10
    What you didn’t know about Judge Roy Bean
  • Dance Halls in Texas by Lois Zook Wauson 3-11-10
  • A Lock of Bonnie Parker's Hair by Johnny Hughes
  • Monumental Texas: The Stolz Name Is Written In Stone by H.H.Howze
    “The faults of our brothers we write upon the sands. Their virtues on the tablets of love and memory.”
  • San Antonio's New Braunfels Avenue Bridge by Mel Brown 9-2-08
  • Adventures of Eddie Fung: Chinatown Kid, Texas Cowboy, Prisoner of War by Mel Brown
  • El Paso’s Beautiful People: 1921-1946
    Photographer Alfonso Casasola and The Casasola Photo Collection
  • Bar Art by Brewster Hudspeth
    A sampling of what now passes for art in and around drinking establishments.
  • How to Explore a Small Town by Johnny Stucco
    Helpful Tips So You Won’t Feel You've Missed Anything
  • Kathy Dell: A Cowboy's Sweetheart; the life of a famous unknown by Mel Brown
  • Ina Knowles Has a Brush With Bonnie and Clyde by Lois Zook Wauson
  • J. Frank Dobie and Colonel Jack Jenkins by Mel Brown
    Two Texans become friends in War-torn England
  • Cadillac Ranch by M.M. Harris
  • Heartbeat of a Small Town by Alicia Lohberger
  • Ghost Towns for Sale:
    Valuable Properties and Invaluable (Free) Advice

    by Brewster Hudspeth

  • Home Demonstration in Texas
    From Tomatoes to Environmental Issues: The evolution of the Texas Association for Family and Community Education
  • Desperately Seeking Permission: A Coryell County Adventure by M.M. Harris
  • Delightful Detour by Billy B. Smith
    "The sixteen-mile delightful detour reminds me that there once was another America, a wistful place full of pleasant and pensive scenery..."
  • Sundays in Floresville During the 30's by Lois Wauson
  • Quanah: Bread Buttering, Cotton Ginning and Bop Dancing by Darrell Gilliam
  • The Bones in the Courthouse Crawlspace by Johnny Stucco
    What the exterminator saw...
  • The Short Yet Semi-Happy Life of Zip the Dog by Mel Brown
    Ever since seeing an old movie long ago titled “The Biscuit Eater” I have been enamored of coon dogs. Something about their especially soulful faces and incredible voices has always touched me deeply, perhaps the result of some fifteen or so generations of Southern heritage...
  • “Witch’s Gate” by Johnny Stucco
    In Cold Blood: Clay County, Texas 1975
    A needless killing for a fortune that wasn’t there.
  • Waiting for Elvis A story by Shere Chamness
  • The Most Memorable Teacher I Never Had by Raoul Hashimoto
    “Anguish and Disappointment at a Mexico City Bus Stop”
  • Bura Handley by Phil Handley
    Mister Wellington
  • Living on The New Mexico State Line and getting Mail in Texas
  • A Railroad Adventure by Maj. General Thomas R. Rampy
  • A Man's Vision... Swinney Switch! by Robin Sellman
  • My Town: Twin Sisters by Johon Haas
  • Skunk Oil, Jackrabbits, and Red Roosters by Lois Zook Wauson
  • Vashti by William Holmes
    Don Quixote believed that the very essence of adventure was in “letting his horse take whatever path it chose...”
  • Mosier Valley "Garden of Angels" by William Holmes
  • Editors: Guest Columnists:
    Editors' Columns, see
    John Troesser >
    Fifteen Minutes of Separation
    >
    John Troesser
    Brewster Hudspeth
    Luke Warm
    Johnny Stucco
    Raoul Hashimoto


    John Troesser

  • El Paso’s Beautiful People: 1921-1946
    Photographer Alfonso Casasola and The Casasola Photo Collection
  • Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez
    A Guy So Nice - They Named Him Twice
    During his career he performed alongside such actors as Glenn Ford, Lee Marvin, Karl Malden, James Garner and James Arness.
  • The Eagle Befriends the Stork
    Port Arthur's legend of F. B. Wright, A Hurricane Story
  • The Day the Elephant died in Flatonia
    “It wasn’t beauty that killed the beast – it was railroad-strength pesticide.”
    Told to the Editor by Flatonia Historian George Koudelka
  • Ten Things You Should Know About George Campbell Childress
    Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence and namesake of Childress County
  • Tree Murder in La Grange, and "... a bad haircut that can kill."
  • Austin's Newsboy Statue
  • Etta Moten Barnett
    November 5th, 1901 - January - 2004
    "Life does not owe me one thing."
  • Mollie Bailey
    "Circus Queen of the Southwest"
  • September 11th Memorial in Austin, Texas
  • Miss Rita of Beaumont's Dixie Hotel
    The Philanthropic Madam of Oil City
  • Don't Mess with Oklahoma Either!
    "That ain't my sidekick, that's my lawyer." as told to the Editor by Ex-Ranger X
  • Flat Tire in Spinachville
  • Three Bean Salad
    Tom Bean, Peter Ellis Bean and Judge Roy Bean
  • Killer Trees of the Texas Panhandle and The Noble Quest for a "Forgiving Roadside"
  • Ten More Things Your Should Know About Judge Roy Bean
    The Jersey Lilly: Where "sidebar" has a very literal meaning
  • Ten Things Your Should Know About Judge Roy Bean
  • Texas War Casualties
    Delhi, Smithville and Praha. Stone markers and chapels quietly reveal where America gets its soldiers.
  • Buildings inside Buildings
    It happened more often than you would think.
  • Murder at Camp Swift 1942 - The Tragic Death of Little Lucy Maynard 4-11-04
  • The Texas Onion
    Turning Bermudas into Vidalias with a Little Help from Cotulla
    "It's generally accepted that sweet onion production in Texas can be traced back to a single packet of seed from Bermuda being planted near Cotulla in 1898. ..."
  • Marshall "High Pockets" Bailey of West, Texas
    "The Long Arms of the Law" and Pioneer Consumer Advocate
    If bootlegging couldn't be controlled,
    then at least it could be monitored for quality.
  • "The Day the Monkey Got Loose from the Carnival and Bit the Sheriff" Lost Treasures mined from County Histories
    County histories agree on two unspoken points: Every life is interesting and the harder the times, the more interesting they seemed.
  • "Struck on the head by a Locomotive" Early Waco Obituaries 1874-1908.
    Judging by these entries, the good old days didn't quite live up to the reputation.
  • The Crash at Crush
    The field that once was Crush, Texas is now occupied by cows, but a recently replaced historical marker south of West, Texas tells the story of one of the most bizarre publicity stunts of all time.
  • The Bride, He Wore White
    Or How Men Wed in 1953 Waco
  • The Worst Book on Texas Ever Written by a Man or His legs were a little bowed from being in the saddle since boyhood.
  • Bring Me the Head of My Least Favorite Nephew Getting what you wish for in Marlin, Texas, 1908
  • The Texas Pudding Solution
    or Are we having flan, yet?
    "If no good deed goes unpunished, and every silver lining needs a dark cloud, then every solution needs a problem. In this case the solution is pudding - the problem is chili..."



    Brewster Hudspeth
  • Bar Art
  • Ghost Towns for Sale:
    Valuable Properties and Invaluable (Free) Advice
  • Plutoed in El Paso!
    The World's Largest Blue Horse as White Elephant
  • The Savage Life of Herman Lehmann
    or Ich bin ein Apache
  • The Jourdanton Dog Drownings
    Small Town Finds Way to get International Attention
  • An Extremely Informal* History of Penitas
    *Written as an entertainment and not recommended for school reports
  • How to Demolish a Texas Courthouse in 14 Days
    Brazos County Hires an Iowan to Raze their 1892 Building
  • The Capitol Goddess or
    What's a girl like you doing on a Capitol like this?
  • Austin's "Guy Town" 1870-1913
    Contemporary Name / Traditional Vice
  • The Anatomically Incorrect Cowboy Silhouette
    One Bar -Two Dimensions
  • Remembering Memory
    “Thanks for the Whatchamacallits.”- Bob Hope
  • Quarry Quandary
    Texas’ Untoward Underground
  • Bison: It's not just for Native Americans anymore
  • Limestone Fence Posts
    They Aren't just in Kansas Anymore
  • The Short but Eventful Life of Adrián J. Vidal 1840-1865



    Luke Warm
  • Bank Robberies in Wingate 11-18-16
  • Home Demonstration in Texas
    From Tomatoes to Environmental Issues: The evolution of the Texas Association for Family and Community Education
  • Prada Marfa
    West Texas gets a Long-overdue Infusion of Whimsey by German-based Artists
  • The World's Heaviest, Fastest and Most Beloved Hailstone
    or "I Can't Believe It's Not an Ice Cube"
  • Texas on a First-name Basis
    Of the roughly 2,000 town names on the official state map, over 400 of them are first names.
  • "The Sound of One Hand Counting Money"
  • Reconstituted Yankees with Embalmed Smiles
    125 year-old Kansas “Tooth Wash” Bottles Reveal Early Advertising Hyperbole
  • Pixilated in Port Arthur & Reincarnated in Luling
    Alfred Stillwell and Edgar Davis
  • Is There an Edna Ferber in Your Mailbox?
    or What’s a nice girl like you doing on a stamp like this?
  • The Naming of Chili
  • Texas Guinan
    She may have been Waco's Answer to Mae West - but no one remembers the question...



    Johnny Stucco
  • How to Explore a Small Town
    Helpful Tips So You Won’t Feel You've Missed Anything
  • The Bones in the Courthouse Crawlspace
    What the exterminator saw
    ...
  • “Witch’s Gate”
    In Cold Blood: Clay County, Texas 1975
    A needless killing for a fortune that wasn’t there.
  • Midday at the Oasis
    Photos by Erik Whetstone
    "Having never pumped a pint, let alone a gallon of gasoline, this station-that-never-was has become our symbol for a particular period in Texas history."
  • Like-New Sidewalks and a Paper Historical Marker
    Photos by Lou Ann Herda
    "Wink qualified as a perfect example - the "poster child" for Urban Renewal in Texas... The whole operation was a tremendous success - except for one minor point. Nearly the whole town had left."
  • The Ugliest Courthouse in Texas
    Inside a modern monster, a 19th Century beauty is crying to come out.
  • Interview with the Gargoyle
    Behind the grimace beats the heart of a young boy.
  • Sailors in Limestone
    The Cystal City Statue That Might’ve Been




  • Border Patrol Shootout on the Rio Grande
    from "Border Patrol: With the U.S. Immigration Service on the Mexican Boundary 1910-54" by Clifford Alan Perkins


  • Guests

  • A Visit to the Chicken Ranch by Lois Zook Wauson
  • Dance Halls in Texas by Lois Zook Wauson
  • Smithville's Dexter - From Underdog to Best of (Picture) Show by Ted R. Krueger
  • A Lock of Bonnie Parker's Hair by Johnny Hughes
  • Monumental Texas: The Stolz Name Is Written In Stone by H.H.Howze
  • Ina Knowles Has a Brush With Bonnie and Clyde by Lois Zook Wauson
  • Heartbeat of a Small Town by Alicia Lohberger
  • Cadillac Ranch by M.M. Harris
  • Desperately Seeking Permission: A Coryell County Adventure by M.M. Harris
  • Delightful Detour by Billy B. Smith
    "The sixteen-mile delightful detour reminds me that there once was another America, a wistful place full of pleasant and pensive scenery..."
  • Sundays in Floresville During the 30's by Lois Wauson
  • Quanah: Bread Buttering, Cotton Ginning and Bop Dancing by Darrell Gilliam
    "Little did I know at that time how much I would eventually miss my times in Quanah."
  • Waiting for Elvis A story by Shere Chamness
  • Bura Handley by Phil Handley
    Mister Wellington
  • Living on The New Mexico State Line and getting Mail in Texas
    A Bronco Memoir by Loretta Caraway
  • A Railroad Adventure by Maj. General Thomas R. Rampy
  • A Man's Vision... Swinney Switch! by Robin Sellman
  • My Town: Twin Sisters by Johon Haas
  • Skunk Oil, Jackrabbits, and Red Roosters by Lois Zook Wauson
    My Aunt Fay Goode Newhouser had the best memory of anyone I know who talks about the 1930’s...
  • Vashti by William Holmes
    Don Quixote believed that the very essence of adventure was in “letting his horse take whatever path it chose...” So do I. On July 2, 2005, I happend to be in Vashti, Tx for their annual fireworks...
  • Mosier Valley "Garden of Angels"
    by William Holmes
  • The Gillette Cowboy by Lois Zook Wauson
  • Beeville Memories by Yvonne Hastings (Winfrey)
    German Spies, Flim-Flam Men and Stolen Tortillas
  • Shootout at Shafter
    Ranger Meets His End on New Years Day 1940
    Story and photos courtesy of William G. Howell
  • Grin and Bear It by Milton Babb
    "There's nothing worse than a drunken bear in a department store..."
  • Stately Memories by Billy B. Smit
    The old State Theater in Winnsboro, Texas
  • Lucius Seneca Hine, M.D.
    A Yankee Doctor in Oakalla, Texas after the Civil War
  • Longview: A Memoir by Mike Campbell
  • Remembering Sabine Pass by Stan Weeber, Ph.D.
  • Railroad Interlocking Towers of Texas by Jim King
    The railroad towers, "signal towers" or "switch towers"
  • Kopperl, Bosque County, Texas by Steven Fromholz
    I was neither born nor reared in the very small town of Kopperl, Bosque County, Texas, but as we Texans say, "Mom 'n 'em were."...
  • Chisholm Trail: Fording the Brazos at Kimball Bend Bosque County Texas by Angela Blair
  • Tracks by Billy B. Smith
  • Houston Airport Story by Ken Rudine
  • Texas Panhandle Mystery Monument
  • The Lee House
    A letter from George Benoit
  • Wings Over Notrees Texas by Mike Moore
  • The Joy Theater of Shreveport by Billy B. Smith
  • Judge Leonard W. Scott of Caldwell County by Wayne & Rick Scott
  • My Father's Desk by Wayne Scott
  • My Afternoon with Jack Johnson by Ed "Brock" Brockman
  • I remember Bartlett by Carolyn Ripper
  • Memories of Uncle Bob and a Wooden Box by Delores Miles
    "Really he must have been a most intelligent man for how else could he have known to give a child joy you must let them have it a little at a time."
  • Remembering Alexander and the "Fattest Kitten" in Erath County
    by Duby Joe Moore
  • Freddy Fender by Ken Rudine
    "Freddy Fender is probably the greatest singer, writer and musician of Mexican-American heritage."
  • Not Remembering the Monahans Sandhill Rangerettes by Rex Parsons
  • I Remember a Faded Love by Ken Rudine
  • Coolidge, Texas
    An excerpt from the unpublished manuscript of Archibald Flint Watkins, 1956
  • Orla, Texas Michael E. Beckham
    Bubba's Bus Route and the Day the Water Tank Fell
  • The Osburn Saga by Caroll Osburn Zerkle
    Melungeons in Wizard Wells
  • In Its Own Way by Kathleene S. Baker
  • A Texas Tragedy by Kathleene Baker
    Jourdanton Dog Drownings
  • Memories of the Hall County Courthouse
    by Wes Reeves
  • Dignity, Decorum and Justice Mark Texas' Courthouse Histories, Except for the Fights, Arsons, Thefts, etc by Bill Morgan
  • Remembering Beattie by Harland Moore
    Beattie, Comanche County, Texas
  • “Brenham to Sweetwater and the Big Town of Blair”
    Railroad Memoir. A letter from Johnnie Stokes, Morse Telegraph Operator, Colorado, Gulf and Santa Fe railroad
  • “When Robert Lee Gets a New Railroad"
    A letter from Ruth Elliott Sellers
  • Street Name Trivia by Joe Foster
    Austin, Fredericksburg, McAllen and Weslaco
  • TUMBLEWEEDS' TALES: Ghost Towns and Town Ghosts
    by Stephen Osmon
    “When you get there you’ll know. Then you will have to decide, will you stop or will you pass by? It could change your life forever; but you gotta make the first move....”
  • James Brown, Desdemona's Celebrity Actor by Linda Ruhl
    Lt. Rip Masters of "Rin Tin Tin"
  • The Picture Show Years by Darrell Loyd
    The Select Theatre in Mineola
  • Taken on the Road by Charles Kuralt by James Feagin
  • Collin County Courthouse: Architecture The Embodiment of Human Endeavor by Guy R. Giersch
  • Area citizens join protest in Austin against Texas corridor by Barry Halvorson, Victoria Advocate
    "We need to say no to the largest land grab in Texas history, say no to freeways being converted to toll roads and say no to TxDot being replaced by EuroDot." - Fayette County Judge Edward Janecka
  • Bend, Texas by Harland Moore
    San Saba County Chronicles
    "In this account of the history of Bend, Texas, it may sound like that my ancestors invented the earth, inhabited it, created Bend, Texas, and hung the moon..."
  • Bethel Community by Shirley Thompson Mohler
    Romance at the mailboxes, smuggled books and why pregnant women couldn't teach.
  • Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park by Ken Rudine
    All Texans are being deprived of their usual access by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department empowerment of The World Birding Center.
  • Dick Dowling Statue by Edward T. Cotham, Jr.
    Dick Dowling Statue, First Public Monument in Houston, Turns 100 Years Old on St. Patrick’s Day
  • "Mary, Mary, Once of Perry" by Toney Urban
    "In the late 40s and early 50s, there was a Black lady named Mary (last name unknown), that would arrive out in the countryside near Perry, Texas and dispense some incredibly amazing medicine and conversation....."
  • Purple Martins by Judith D. Mitchell
  • The naming of Marfa - The Last Word on "Marfa" by Lee Lowry
  • Remembering Grandma & Dado (Elmer F. and Clara B. Sanders) in Quemado, Texas by O. Polly (Ford) Wright
  • Consider the Lowly Canna and Where It Grows
    Horticultural Mongrels Number 12
    by Sylvan Wilt
  • Kyle: Growing with Thought by Veranda Mansard
    "With all that's going wrong in the world of development - it's nice to know that something is going right."
  • Your Simplified Horrorscope by Sister Latrina
    Herein you shall find no mythological creatures and no placemats telling you who you should or shouldn't have married. To get your simplified horrorscope, just ...



    Dwight Young
    Originally published in Preservation magazine, National Trust for Historic Preservation:
  • Right Here
    Keene, Texas
    "There's something incredibly powerful about being able to walk into a building and say, "This is where it happened, within these walls, right here."
    That's what a landmark does: It tells you, "Right here."
  • Perfect Worlds
    Donna Reed and the Granada Theater in Plainview, Texas
  • Sagging Symbols
    "In the midst of the vast, windswept West Texas landscape, the courthouse ... offered tangible evidence that our town was here to stay and that the residents were a civilized lot who knew what a public building ought to look like."




  • Fred B. McKinley
  • Oil Field Humor
    Who says that oil, wool—and sheep manure don’t mix?
  • Frank Yount, Godfather of Beaumont



  • Audrey A. Herbrich
    English instructor at Blinn College in Brenham and Schulenburg
  • San Angelo’s (Semi-) Old Five-and-Dime
  • Running of the Sheep
    On the last Saturday in September, San Angeloans showcase their idea of “fun” by releasing a herd of sheep in the downtown streets.
  • Hollywood Soot
    Photos by Boyd Photography, La Grange
    The fire in La Granger.
  • The “Perdiest” Falls in Texas
    or Falling for You: Central Texas Travel
    Pedernales Falls State Park near Johnson City

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