Monday, January 22, 2018
Texas Dance Hall Preservation Round Top Register Cover Story

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...
Cover of the Round Top Register Summer 2105 edition

Don’t Be a Chicken, Dumpling

It’s possible to rent chickens in Austin. I know this because my aunt who lives in the now-tony hills west of Austin told me....
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...
Melanie Shankle Round Top

Melanie Shankle is going to Round Top

Melanie Shankle is going to Round Top Melanie Shankle’s first book, Sparkly Green Earrings, debuted at the top of the New York Times’ best-seller list...
Local Art Galleries in Round Top

Local Art Galleries in the Roundtopolis

In the spring, Mother Nature paints the rolling hills with a brightly colored palette of wildflowers. She is arguably the Roundtopolis' most visible artist....
Ammannsville KJT Hall

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....
Anna Spencer Morse, Grace Photography photo Round Top Festival Institutevideo

Round Top Festival Institute: No Ordinary Dream

Internationally acclaimed concert pianist James Dick asks: Why dream the ordinary? Master carpenter Larry Birkelbach maintains: The impossible just takes longer. Two men. Four hands. One goal: to...
Crockin' Girls Coming to Round top

Crockin’ Girls Coming to Round Top

Crockin' Girls Coming to Round Top The Crockin’ Girls’ story can be summed up as “small town Texas moms do good.”  Nicole Sparks and Jenna...
Cat Spring Agricultural Hall in Fayette County Texas

Rambling Boy: Feasts and Fireman’s Frolics

  One Saturday morning in May several years ago, I went to call on Otto Heinsohn, a blacksmith I knew in the little town of...
Round Top in 1970 Lonn Taylor

Round Top in 1970

Life was simpler in Round Top when I moved there in 1970. The Antiques Show took place on one weekend in April and consisted...