Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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...
Junk Gypsy Launches Boot Line for Lane Boots

Junk Gypsy Launches Boot Line

Junk Gypsy Launches Boot Line Amie Sikes said that she'd always wanted to design boots so the dream has come true. Yesterday Amie and Jolie Sikes,...
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...
Royers Cafe Family Round Top Texas

Stirring the Pot: Royers Cafe

Due to unforgiving schedules that come with running restaurants and magazines, the Royers Café family and I talked food over the phone. It was...