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  • Read Focus on Texas: Historic Texas
  • Read Listening to Texas


Serendipity Spinners

Members of a San Angelo cooperative spin wool from their own flock


Listening to Texas

How folklorists saved the soundtrack of the Lone Star State

Web Extras

May 2021 Web Extras

Find exclusive online content from this issue

May 2021 Photo Contest

Focus on Texas: Historic Texas

Step into the past when you check out our slideshow

Texas USA

Drink a Beer, Make Some Art

Sunlight can create an otherworldly image through a pinhole in a can

Web Extra

Bill Wittliff’s Guide To Making a Pinhole Camera

How to create solargraphs using a beverage can

Finish This Sentence

The Song That Got Me Through a Year of Pandemic Is …

Here are the many ways readers finished this sentence


Universal Appeal

The night skies of far West Texas bring celestial wonders to light

Footnotes in Texas History

The Hero of Cinco de Mayo

A Texan named Zaragoza led the battle against the French in Mexico


Spelling and Boot Scootin’

Some of the topics we looked into while you were reading last month’s issue

TCP Kitchen

Potluck Dishes

It’s all about sharing, including family favorites such as baked beans from author Toni Tipton-Martin’s award-winning cookbook

TCP Kitchen

Fresh Herbs

Give your dishes, including scones, lentils and smoked pork, a distinctive zing

TCP Kitchen


Some of the most creative and complex flavors ever to meet a tortilla

TCP Kitchen

Quick Breads and Muffins

Fruit and chocolate together reward a baking itch

Hit the Road With Chet Garner

Used Cars

Visit Amarillo’s Cadillac Ranch to leave your mark on an art shrine

Hit the Road With Chet Garner

Heart of the Matter

Set yourself on a course for smack-dab in the middle of the state

Hit the Road With Chet Garner

Where Artistry Congregates

Czech and German painted churches in Central Texas are sparkling shrines

Hit the Road With Chet Garner

Caddo Monuments

Centuries-old sacred mounds remain from a Native American culture that thrived near Nacogdoches


Remember Electrical Safety This Month

Review household hazards and ways to keep them at bay


Beware of DIY Electrical Work

Call an expert for jobs that probably aren’t as easy as they look

Energy Efficiency

Garden Efficiently

A little planning and effort can beautify green space with a minimum of electricity, water

Energy Efficiency

Get the Most Life Out of Lightbulbs

Many conditions can shorten the life span of lights

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