Turk's cap native plant adapted to Round Top TX

Twelve Months of Colorful 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…

Round-Top-Antiques-Show-Chip-Joanna-Gaines

Round Top Antiques Show Insider’s Guide

Round Top Antiques Show? Antiques Week? Warrenton? Marburger? You need an insider’s guide, no matter what you call it. The Round Top Antiques Show is a huge collection of antique shows all happening at the same time along the country roads and in the small towns surrounding Round Top. Venues selling vintage goods pop up […] Read more…

Original Round Top Antiques Fair

Round Top Antiques Show Navigation Guide

We’ve talked to Round Top Antiques Show insiders—vendors, designers, veteran shoppers, and bloggers—and collected their best tips for making your Round Top experience manageable and memorable. Our panel included: Paige and Smoot Hull, The Vintage Round Top; Anita Joyce, Cedar Hill Farmhouse; Karly Woods, Gypsy Treasures; Susan Franks, Big Red Barn; Joe Pete Forcher, Joe […] Read more…

Paige & Smoot Hull, owners of The Vintage Round Top, are avid Round Top Antiques Show shoppers and vendors.

Round Top Antiques Show Treasure Guide

We’ve talked to Round Top Antiques Show insiders—vendors, designers, veteran shoppers, and bloggers—and collected their best tips for making your Round Top experience manageable and memorable. Our panel included: Paige and Smoot Hull, The Vintage Round Top; Anita Hill, Cedar Hill Farmhouse; Karly Woods, Gypsy Treasures; Susan Franks, Big Red Barn; Joe Pete Forcher, Joe […] Read more…

Fried chicken is good anywhere, and especially in Round Top, Texas.

Round Top Antiques Show Food & More Guide

We’ve talked to Round Top Antiques Show insiders—vendors, designers, veteran shoppers, and bloggers—and collected their best tips for making your Round Top experience manageable and memorable. (Get your free map here.) Our panel included: Paige and Smoot Hull, The Vintage Round Top; Anita Hill, Cedar Hill Farmhouse; Karly Woods, Gypsy Treasures; Susan Franks, Big Red Barn; […] Read more…

Lyn Foley, artist, jeweler, world traveler. Round Top, Texas.

Sailing Around the World Despite Parkinson’s

Many people sail around the world in their fantasies. Lyn and Jim Foley actually did it in a 40-foot sailboat named Sanctuary. Taking on the sea in a small craft is a challenging dream under the best of circumstances. When Jim, who was then 43, was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease, the adventure became […] Read more…

Gerald Tobola works with copper in his studio in Round Top, Texas

The Fine Art of Texas Made

A chunk of mesquite that refused to burn ignited Gerald Tobola’s creative fire. It became his first lamp base, setting his hands to making lamps, and later repousse’, an age-old metalworking technique. The lamp needed a shade. Although he had no metalworking experience, Gerald wanted to work in copper “I was 45 when I made […] Read more…

Branding has been used to mark livestock throughout history.

Branding Livestock Best Means of I.D.

by Kristin Hawkins Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Fire branding livestock has been used since ancient times to prove ownership because it works, said Larry Gray, head of law enforcement for Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA). “Branding is one of the best ways to track down lost or stolen animals. Ear tags […] Read more…

The Round Top Brass Band in Round Top, Texas.

Banking on Round Top

As CEO of Round Top State Bank, an enterprise that manages assets of $446 million from five locations in three counties, giving advice is part of Ronny Sacks’ job. When his cell phone chirped, he politely stopped our conversation and took the call. He was warm and friendly, but kept the conversation to the point. […] Read more…

Sam Houston was leading the Texas army during Runaway Scrape

The Runaway Scrape

by Lonn Taylor The Rambling Boy The weeks between March 6, 1836, when the Alamo fell, and April 21, when Santa Anna was defeated at San Jacinto, were the darkest in Texas history. Santa Anna’s army moved eastward from San Antonio into the heart of Anglo-American Texas, destroying everything in its path, and Sam Houston’s […] Read more…

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