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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…

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…

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…

Sailing Around the World Despite Parkinson’s

Many people sail around the world in their fantasies. Lyn and Jim Foley actually did it in a 40-foot sailboat named Sanctuary. Taking on the sea in a small craft is a challenging dream under the best of circumstances. When Jim, who…

The Fine Art of Texas Made

A chunk of mesquite that refused to burn ignited Gerald Tobola’s creative fire. It became his first lamp base, setting his hands to making lamps, and later repousse’, an age-old metalworking technique. The lamp needed a shade. Although he…

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…

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…