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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…

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 of 20 or so dealers who showed their wares in the Rifle Hall. There was no Royer’s Cafe with people waiting on…

Fayette County Fourth of July

Find info on the 2016 Round Top 4th of July Celebration Here. Yesterday was the 231st Fourth of July to be celebrated in the United States since bells rang out in Philadelphia to celebrate the passage of the Declaration of…

The Runaway Scrape

by Lonn Taylor The Rambling Boy The weeks between March 6, 1836, when the Alamo fell, and April 21, when Santa Anna was defeated at San Jacinto, were the darkest in Texas history. Santa Anna’s army moved eastward from San Antonio into…