Sunday, July 23, 2017
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...
Antiques Venues at Round Top Texas Antiques Show

Ten Round Top Antiques Show Venues

As surely as the swallows make their way to Capistrano, treasure seekers make their way to Round Top twice each year for the famed...
Nancy Krause Nancy's Antiques Brenham Texas

Nancy Krause Knows Her Stuff

Nancy Krause, owner of Nancy’s Antiques in Brenham, knows her stuff.She can spot the nuanced distinctions that make one piece of Texas primitive furniture...
Schneider Hall Columbus Texas Amber Burris Becerra

Schneider Hall: Life’s Grand March

  Life continues its grand march across the well-worn wooden floors of Schneider Hall thanks to Amber Burris Becerra’s passion for family, history and meaningful...
Junk Gypsy World Headquarters Suburban

Shooting the Breeze with Gypsy Mama Janie Sikes

Janie Sikes Co-owner Junk Gypsy World Headquarters DOB: Jan. 7, 1947 HOMETOWN: Overton, Texas EDUCATION: East Texas State University One Sunday evening, while doing accounting or some other number...
Taylor Jacob Professional Barrel Racer Round Top-Carmine Texas

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...