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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. Her handiwork serves as natural introduction to the stunning creations found within…

Wonder(ful) Women. Wisdom of the Ages.

WONDER(ful) WOMEN Wisdom of the Ages from Round Top, Texas Allow us to introduce you to three wonder women from the Round Top, Texas area. “I know God loves me, and I’m on this earth to do His work. This is my time and my…

Art, Antiques and a Victorian Lady

For almost 25 years, Tom Vining and Dent Beall have collected antiques and fine art. In 2015, they found a permanent home for their extensive collection—a tri-colored Victorian lady built in 1887 that is a work of art in her own right.…

Texas Trash & Treasures Reimagined Restoration

Linda and Richard Hamilton Texas Trash & Treasures Warrenton, Texas 423-502-1374 richard.hamilton@texasrust.com www.trash4sale.com Years in the Creativity Biz: 25 Get their goods: Dillard’s Yard during Spring and Fall Round Top…

Round Top Antiques Show History: Then and Now

The Round Top Antiques Shows History began with one woman and one building. In the fall of 1968, Emma Lee Turney established a two-day “country antiques show with unsurpassed standards of excellence” and called it the Round Top Antiques…

The Rambling Boy Texas Brags

There is no entry in the Handbook of Texas for John Hayward Randolph, nor was he ever elected to the Texas Institute of Letters, but he was a Texas author who probably did more than anyone else in the latter half of the 20th century to…

Own a Media Empire They Said

Two years ago on December 10, Katie and I inked the deal that promised us the chance to own a media empire in a town with a population of 90. After we signed papers at Botts Title,  we took a congratulatory selfie with Santa Claus at Henkel…

Shooting the Breeze with Totally Tikaa

I caught up with Totally Tikaa, as she's known on her blog and social media channels, while she was being driven to Waco to attend her Baylor freshman's first equestrian competition.  I follow her on Instagram and had noticed she was doing…