Sunday, May 28, 2017
Original Round Top Swing Company porch swing

Original Round Top Swing Company

Just a Swingin' in Round Top with Original Round Top Swing Company In this edition of Talking Shop, we’re  chatting with Ellen Hart, founder of...
Anna Spencer Morse photo Larry Birkelbach

Round Top Festival Institute: Master Carpenter Larry Birkelbach

  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...
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...
Round Top Festival Institute Founder James Dick

Round Top Festival Institute: The Musician James Dick

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...
Deputy Secretary of State Coby D. Shorter III

Shooting the Breeze: Coby D. Shorter III

Lorie and I ran into Coby D. Shorter III at the installation of Gov. Rick Perry's portrait at the State Capitol. As a result...
The Derrick Burnett Family of La Grange Back Porch BBQ & Grill

Stirring the Pot: Back Porch BBQ & Grill

I met with Derrick and Korin Burnett, owners of Back Porch BBQ & Grill in La Grange, at the restaurant on their day off....
Lewis Tindall Builder of Dream Homes Round Top Texas

Q&A with Building Experts

Q&A with Round Top Building Experts As part of the summer 2016 feature on construction in Round Top, we spoke with the Round Top building...
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...
provide places to sit and eat on porch

On the Porch: Making Your Porch a Destination

Country life was foreign to me, yet it drew me in. It imprinted my soul in a way I still don’t fully understand. My Magical...