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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…

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 it wasn’t always cool or comfortable to have everyone knowing everything about me,”…

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…

Larry Weishuhn World Hunter

Larry Weishuhn: Hunting his Dream by Lorie Woodward Cantu Larry Weishuhn, outdoor writer, speaker and television personality, has pursued big game all over the world, but the hunt that looms largest in his memory occurred near…

Real Estate in the Roundtopolis

Real Estate in the Roundtopolis As the population in urban areas grows, the footprints of cities cover more land making open space just a little more scarce. As urban areas grow so do the crowds, making elbow room just a little more…

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…