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Round Top Christmas

Texas-German Christmas by Lonn Taylor When I lived in Fayette County, the Round Top Christmas was an explosive event. Round Top was a German community, and Germans, at least in Texas, like to hold on to old customs. When I moved there in…

The Magic Gingerbread House

Be True to Your Elf! by Annie Gallay, Bright Sky Press The Magic Gingerbread House As a realtor in The Woodlands, Pam Franks knows just what makes a house special. Now, as a children’s book author, she shares her first-hand experience…

Guten Morgen, Mein Hair

Unlike many other publications, the Round Top Register hasn't made a habit of reporting on disasters. Nothing about floods, tornadoes or Supreme Court decisions appears on its pages. During my years as editor of this magazine, I stuck by…

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. She and her husband once built a glider in their garage so they could fly to Oshkosh, Wis. She keeps up with the…

Gravity: The New Menace

by Kurt Wilson What goes up must come down. – Sir Isaac Newton We live in a world of worries. International terrorism, a porous southern border and, for some, the theory of global warming disturbs our dreams. I am sorry to add to this…