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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 four to one: Tara Royer Steele and her husband, Rick, and J.B. Royer and his wife, Jamie Len.…

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 Round Top Antiques Show. Those who come regularly seek out their favorite venues with a focus and intensity…

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 run-of-the-mill and another museum quality.  She can fit 43 pieces of furniture…

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 celebrations. “Historically dance halls were where families…

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…

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…