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Lonn Taylor

The Rambling Boy Texas Brags

There is no entry in the Handbook of Texas for John Hayward Randolph, nor was he ever elected to the Texas Institute of Letters, but he was a Texas author who probably did more than anyone else in the latter half of the 20th century to…

Round Top Christmas

Texas-German Christmas by Lonn Taylor When I lived in Fayette County, the Round Top Christmas was an explosive event. Round Top was a German community, and Germans, at least in Texas, like to hold on to old customs. When I moved there in…

Round Top in 1970

Life was simpler in Round Top when I moved there in 1970. The Antiques Show took place on one weekend in April and consisted of 20 or so dealers who showed their wares in the Rifle Hall. There was no Royer’s Cafe with people…

Fayette County Fourth of July

Find info on the 2016 Round Top 4th of July Celebration Here. Yesterday was the 231st Fourth of July to be celebrated in the United States since bells rang out in Philadelphia to celebrate the passage of the Declaration of…

The Runaway Scrape

by Lonn Taylor The Rambling Boy The weeks between March 6, 1836, when the Alamo fell, and April 21, when Santa Anna was defeated at San Jacinto, were the darkest in Texas history. Santa Anna’s army moved eastward from San Antonio into…