Dorothy Shelby uses her art to connect with people.

The Seasons of Dorothy Shelby

by Lorie Woodward Cantu Photos by Anna Spencer Morse, Grace Photography To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV) Dorothy Shelby is an artist, a musician, a pastor and a caregiver. She is 70 years old. Now is her season. “I know God loves […] Read more…

Tootsie Tomanetz, her husband White and their former employee Lorie Woodward Cantu

More Stories from City Meat Market

By Lorie Woodward Cantu Unlikely Cupid Tootsie Tomanetz, now a Texas barbecue pitmaster of renown and my former boss at City Meat Market in Lexington, said she never had any favorite customers. I must have because there are some people who still live larger than life in my memories. One of those is Henry Harzke, […] Read more…

Opening spread for Easy Being Green in Round Top Register Summer 2015 issue.

It’s Easy Being Green

Editor’s Note: This first appeared on our blog site, goingtoroundtop.com, in late March. Life in the Roundtopolis is too rich to be confined to a quarterly magazine, so we blog in between issues. We don’t know where we’re going, but we’re going to have fun getting there. Come along for the ride at goingtoroundtop.com . I […] Read more…

Round Top Fourth of July Float

Fayette County Fourth of July

by Lonn Taylor Editor’s Note: This piece is reprinted from Texas, My Texas: Musings of the Rambling Boy with permission of TCU Press and was originally published in the Marfa Big Bend Sentinel on July 5, 2007. Lonn Taylor is a historian who lives in Fort Davis, Texas and writes columns about Texas history for […] Read more…

Marking equipment helps prevent theft and aid recovery

Seven Theft Prevention Tips for Landowners

by Katrina Huffstutler Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Photos courtesy of TSCRA Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s 30 special rangers, stationed throughout Texas and Oklahoma, are busy handling cases involving millions of dollars of property. Special Ranger Hal Dumas based in Franklin, Texas stopped long enough to give his seven tips for […] Read more…

Roses are favorite landscape plants.

Xeriscape Roses

  by Calvin Finch Ph.D. Horticulturist and Urban Water Program Director, Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources Roses are a favorite landscape plant. Most modern roses are hybrid tea roses offering a huge selection of varieties in every imaginable color. Hybrid tea roses generally make good cut flowers, but they require intensive care including […] Read more…

Bobwhite quail populations are declining across Texas.

Bobwhite Quail

by Kelly D. Norrid Urban Wildlife Program Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Photos courtesy of TPWD One of my greatest childhood memories was visiting my aunt’s dairy in north Texas and listening to the distinctive call of the bobwhite quail. A small creek lined with trees separated two of the fields where she grazed the […] Read more…

Famous Trees of Texas

  by Holli Koster Publicity and Advertising Manager Texas A&M University Press Photos courtesy of Texas A&M University Press It’s been said that every tree tells a story. If Texas’ trees could speak, what a story they would tell: love, honor, betrayal, justice, mystery and death. First published in 1970 by the Texas Forest Service […] Read more…

Turk's cap native plant adapted to Round Top TX

Round Top’s Native Texas Plants

by Calvin R. Finch, PhD Horticulturist and Director Texas A&M Water Conservation and Technology Center The Round Top area has a large palette of native Texas plants that prosper in its soil and weather conditions. Here is a list of native plants to consider that will provide your landscape twelve months of color.   These natives […] Read more…

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