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Independence Day in Round Top

For 166 years, Round Top has celebrated Independence Day with a bang. With a patriotic kick-off on the square, an All-American parade and a barbecue lunch accompanied by beer and music at the Round Top Rifle Hall this year is no exception.…

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 four to one: Tara Royer Steele and her husband, Rick, and J.B. Royer and his wife, Jamie Len.…

Recycling the Past in Round Top

Talkin' Shop with Recycling the Past The Roundtopolis is home to a variety of businesses of all sizes. Through our “Talkin' Shop” column, we’ll introduce you to the entrepreneurs you pass often. We’re talking with Matt White of…

Things to do in Fayetteville

Almost everyone has a things-to-do list. While grocery shopping and picking up the laundry are necessary, they’re not nearly as fun as exploring the Roundtopolis. While the Round Top Antiques Shows may be the most famous event in our area,…

Tipping Point of No Return

The Tipping Point of No Return I (Katie) admit that sometimes I find tipping to be challenge...Not doing it, but figuring out when/where/how. When I read this post by Dayna Steele (who I think has good sense and is witty besides) it caused…

Texas Wildflower Photo Tips

Five of the best Texas Wildflower Photo Tips We are lucky to work with two outstanding photographers: Anna Spencer Morse of Grace Photography and Dixie Ray Hamilton of Dixie Ray Photography. With Texas wildflower season approaching,…

Round Top Wildflowers

Texas’ Spectacular Spring Wildflowers Editor's note: Always on the lookout for Round Top wildflowers, we have seen bluebonnets between Chappell Hill and Brenham...how about you? If you live in Texas, you know how spectacular spring can…

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 Antiques Venues, if you don’t get this seemingly random reference.) We’re not very good whistlers, but we…

A Look at Ammannsville and Dubina

Years after my first dance hall visit, I decided to write about the vibrant settings that had become a regular part of my life. I wanted to share the halls not through my eyes alone but also through the eyes of individuals I met at each gig…