Thursday, June 22, 2017

Shooting the Breeze with Shiner Brewmaster Jimmy Mauric

I toured the Spoetzl Brewery in mid-April but missed seeing Shiner brewmaster Jimmy Mauric because he was at a craft brewing conference in Washington,...
Anna Spencer Morse, Grace Photography photo James Dick Larry Birkelbach Round Top Festival Institute

Round Top Festival Institute: The Magnificence

Once upon a time in the 1970s, James Dick, a world-class pianist, asked, “Why dream the ordinary?” He envisioned an international center for music...
Opening spread of Round Top Register's story on pitmaster Tootsie Tomanetz

Tootsie Tomanetz: First Lady of Texas Barbecue

Barbecue aficionados around the world know Tootsie Tomanetz as “possibly the greatest female pitmaster in Texas history,” but she’ll always be Miss Tootsie to...

Huff Brewing Company: Global Hometown Style

Huff Brewing Company near Bellville exists because Ryan and Christine Huff love the beverage industry. “We really like traveling to different places, tasting what other...
Antiques display at Round Top Antiques Show Round Top Texas

Can’t Miss Tips for Round Top Antiques Show

The Round Top Antiques Show is a big patchwork quilt of experiences. High-end antiques. Junkified treasures. Flea market. Food. Fashion. People. Music. From a storytelling...
Ammannsville KJT Hall

A Look at Ammannsville and Dubina

Years after my first dance hall visit, I decided to write about the vibrant settings that had become a regular part of my life....
BVD Bovine Viral Diarrhea Stray Livestock

Ask an Ag Attorney: Stray Livestock

Question: If stray livestock show up on my property, can I keep them? Answer: “Finders keepers, losers weepers" may apply on the playground, but...
Burton Showplace Antique Rose Emporium Walter Bering Sotheby's

Burton Show Place Has Storied Past, Rose-Filled Future

Offered by Walter Bering of Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty.   In 2000, Harley and Jayme Ponder were planning to tear down and burn an old...

The Rambling Boy, Fence Law in Texas

Fence Law in Texas Fences and fence lines have caused so much trouble in the Big Bend over the years that I was pleased to...
Taylor Jacob Professional Barrel Racer Round Top-Carmine Texas

Taylor Jacob: The Rush of It All

Perspectives change when people see their hometowns in their rearview mirrors. “When I was growing up in Carmine, I thought it was just okay because...