Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Rambling Boy: The King of the Western Belt Buckle Collectors

Robert Brandes is the king of Western belt buckle collectors. He has roughly a thousand of them, and his e-mail address incorporates the words...
Nussbaumer Book Signing

Nussbaumer to Sign Books in Round Top

Michelle Nussbaumer to Sign Book during DESIGNER DREAM SPREE Wanderlust By Michelle Nussbaumer, Published by Rizzoli With homes in San Miguel de Allende, Gstaad and...
Reading is Fundamental

Rambling Boy: Reading is Fundamental

For the next few Friday mornings, you will find me in a classroom at Marfa Elementary School reading The Wind in the Willows aloud...
art is for everybody

Friends With Words: Art Is For Everybody

I’m going to climb on my soapbox. My legs are short, so it may take me a while to clamber up… Brace yourself. Here it comes. Art...
Arts for Rural Texas Student

Arts for Rural Texas: Opening the Possibilities

Allyson Hoffmann doesn’t remember whether she was in the first or second grade when she took her first class sponsored by Arts for Rural...
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...
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...
photographer Bernard Mendoza and writer Marilyn Albert

Shooting the Breeze: Bernard Mendoza

Bernard Mendoza in Round Top Bernard Mendoza’s move to Round Top was prompted by his first grandchild being born a Texan. At the time, he...
Jessica Robertson Coming To Round Top

Jessica Robertson Visits Round Top

Jessica Robertson, one of the stars of A&E's Duck Dynasty television show, signed copies of the book she co-authored with her husband Jep: The...
tipping and television

Tipping Point of No Return

The Tipping Point of No Return I (Katie) admit that sometimes I find tipping to be challenge...Not doing it, but figuring out when/where/how. When I...