Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Sam Houston was leading the Texas army during Runaway Scrape

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...
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...
Round Top Antiques Shows History Emma Lee Turney

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...
Bethlehem Lutheran Church Round Top Texas

Bethlehem Lutheran Church: A Community Pillar in Round Top

For 150 years, Bethlehem Lutheran Church has been a community pillar in Round Top.
The history of the church and the town are deeply intertwined. “For...
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...
Victorian Lady photo by Anna Spencer Morse Grace Photography

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...