Sunday, April 23, 2017
Anna Spencer Morse photo Larry Birkelbach

Round Top Festival Institute: Master Carpenter Larry Birkelbach

  Once upon a time in the 1970s, James Dick, a world-class pianist, asked, “Why dream the ordinary?” He envisioned an international center for music...
Anita Joyce and Cedarhill Farmhouse

Four Key Elements of Farmhouse French Style

Four Key Elements of Farmhouse French Style by Anita Joyce photos by Anita Joyce cedarhillfarmhouse.com Editor’s Note: Anita Joyce has a city house in Houston, a country house...
kolache in La Grange

Four Things to Do: La Grange

Go native: Eat a kolache, which is plural—and you’ll want to eat more than one while you're in La Grange. A single pastry is...
Burton Showplace Antique Rose Emporium Walter Bering Sotheby's

Burton Show Place Has Storied Past, Rose-Filled Future

Offered by Walter Bering of Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty.   In 2000, Harley and Jayme Ponder were planning to tear down and burn an old...
Round Top Register Back Roads Playlist Art

Ultimate Back Roads Playlists

When the swallows are making their cross country journey to Capistrano, they tweet and twitter to pass the time. (See the intro to 10...
Lucky Penny Ranch Round Top inviting bedroom.

Lodging in the Roundtopolis

Lodging in the Roundtopolis Our very unscientific Internet search uncovered almost 350 lodging venues­­—and we know we didn’t find them all— in the eight counties...
A King and His Castle in Bellville, Texas

A King and His Castle

Mike Newman of Bellville is king of his castle and a child at heart. “In the mid-‘90s, I purchased 20 acres of land just outside...
Royers Cafe Family Round Top Texas

Stirring the Pot: Royers Cafe

Due to unforgiving schedules that come with running restaurants and magazines, the Royers Café family and I talked food over the phone. It was...

Round Top Christmas

Texas-German Christmas by Lonn Taylor When I lived in Fayette County, the Round Top Christmas was an explosive event. Round Top was a German community, and...
Texas Dance Hall Tour Two Stepping Through History

Texas Dance Hall Tour

Asleep at the Wheel and Ray Benson are hosting the first-ever Texas Dance Hall Tour, scheduled from March 20 –26, to raise awareness and funds...