Monday, January 22, 2018

Through Mr. B Fireworks Tom Bargas Paints the Sky

As the owner of Mr. B Fireworks and a licensed pyrotechnician, Tom Bargas colors the black velvet of a Texas night sky. “I've never thought...

Mary Lou Marks Creates a Fabric Menagerie of Southern Beasts

Mary Lou Marks has created a menagerie of Southern Beasts. “I make them with personality, life and spark,” said Marks, who has lived and worked...

Bladesmith Cowboy Szymanski Forged His Own Life

As owner and bladesmith at Phenix Knives in Bellville, Cowboy Szymanski has forged his own life. “Life is how you live it—and as extreme...
Butchers Ball in Brenham 2017 Paella photo by Christopher E. Stavinoha

Butcher’s Ball in Brenham 2017

Sustainability was the watchword as meat-lovers gathered to celebrate protein—as well as artisanal cocktails, fresh produce, locally-grown meats and rollicking country and western-influenced music—at...
Round Top Antique Show Food Tips Truth BBQ by Mendoza

Round Top Antiques Show Food Tips for Fall 2017

We've rounded up Round Top Antiques Show Food tips for Fall 2017 shoppers. Things to think about: Our communities are small. Our local cafes and restaurants...
New Landmark at McLaren's Antiques & Interiors in Round Top London Bus

New Landmark at McLaren’s Antiques & Interiors in Round Top

New visitors to Round Top will soon see there's a new landmark at McLaren’s Antiques & Interiors. A downed plane, embedded in a berm,...
Stirring the Pot Bistro 108 in La Grange Texas photo by Dixie Ray

Bistro 108 Serves Food with Flair

My meeting with Susan Kuehler and Mike McCathern was moved from Bistro 108 next door to Vin 114, their wine bar, because the restaurant...
Original Round Top Antiques Fair Authentic American and Continental Antiques

Original Round Top Antiques Fair Home to Authenticity

The Original Round Top Antiques Fair (ORTAF), held at the Big Red Barn Event Center, is the direct descendant of the first weekend show...
Booth at Early Round Top Antiques Show

Reminiscing About the Early Round Top Antiques Shows

Photographs of the early Round Top Antiques Shows are hard to come by, so we asked people who have been around since the early...
Round Top Antiques Show history

Round Top Antiques Show Built on Authentic Antiques

The Round Top Antiques Show, which now extends for 25 miles mostly along State Highway 237 in Fayette County, began with one woman and...