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Texas Dance Hall Preservation: A Passion

  The dance hall culture is alive and well around Round Top. Smoke still pours from barbecue pits, music wafts through open windows and crowds of all ages still gather for special events at places such as the Round Top Rifle Hall…

Gary E. McKee Remembers….

Gary E. McKee attributes his love of road trips to the long treks his parents made between California and Texas on U.S. Highway 90 in the throes of a corporate relocation in 1953. His mother was pregnant with him, so McKee…

Secret Barbecue Sauce

Secret Barbecue Sauce The text said, “The barbecue sauce is so good I want to eat it with a spoon….like soup.” It was the Fourth of July in Round Top. Katie was reporting from the Rifle Hall. I was busy downtown—and missed…

Round Top Gift Giving

‘Tis the Season for Gift Giving in Round Top ‘Tis the season for gift giving in Round Top and the entire Roundtopolis. Everyone, regardless of whether you’re naughty or nice, has someone on their list who is a challenge to shop for.…

Round Top Fashion Field Report

Round Top Fashion Field Report: Holiday Style Editor’s Note: ‘Tis the season for gatherings, events and parties. A full social calendar raises the age-old question: “What am I going to wear?” To find the answer, we sent our intrepid…

Road Trippin’ to Round Top

The Roundtopolis is a magical realm encompassing Fayette County and seven of its neighbors. As the last rural stronghold between Austin and Houston, it is a place where traditions meet transitions. Round Top is the self-proclaimed…

Round Top Road Trippin’ Music

Because no road trip is complete without bleeding ear drums, we've compiled a variety of playlists from a variety of people to provide the back beat as you explore the Round Top and beyond. Roll down the windows. Let the wind blow…