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Things to do in Fayetteville

Almost everyone has a things-to-do list. While grocery shopping and picking up the laundry are necessary, they’re not nearly as fun as exploring the Roundtopolis. While the Round Top Antiques Shows may be the most famous event in our area,…

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 read this post by Dayna Steele (who I think has good sense and is witty besides) it caused…

Texas Wildflower Photo Tips

Five of the best Texas Wildflower Photo Tips We are lucky to work with two outstanding photographers: Anna Spencer Morse of Grace Photography and Dixie Ray Hamilton of Dixie Ray Photography. With Texas wildflower season approaching,…

Round Top Wildflowers

Texas’ Spectacular Spring Wildflowers Editor's note: Always on the lookout for Round Top wildflowers, we have seen bluebonnets between Chappell Hill and Brenham...how about you? If you live in Texas, you know how spectacular spring can…

Ultimate Back Roads Playlists

When the swallows are making their cross country journey to Capistrano, they tweet and twitter to pass the time. (See the intro to 10 Antiques Venues, if you don’t get this seemingly random reference.) We’re not very good whistlers, but we…

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. I wanted to share the halls not through my eyes alone but also through the eyes of individuals I met at each gig…

Texas Dance Hall Preservation: A Passion

  The dance hall culture is alive and well around Round Top. Smoke still pours from barbecue pits, music wafts through open windows and crowds of all ages still gather for special events at places such as the Round Top Rifle Hall…

Gary E. McKee Remembers….

Gary E. McKee attributes his love of road trips to the long treks his parents made between California and Texas on U.S. Highway 90 in the throes of a corporate relocation in 1953. His mother was pregnant with him, so McKee…

Secret Barbecue Sauce

Secret Barbecue Sauce The text said, “The barbecue sauce is so good I want to eat it with a spoon….like soup.” It was the Fourth of July in Round Top. Katie was reporting from the Rifle Hall. I was busy downtown—and missed…