Web Extra: Jeanie Mann, Hamilton County EC: In the old days, when cowpoke friends would ride in, they were invited to “hang their hat and sit a spell.” They always wiped their boots and hung their hats on the wall before coming in to sit at the kitchen table and tell stories over mugs of hot coffee.
Web Extra: Alice Langley, Panola-Harrison EC: Caden Commander is the 5-year-old son of Chad and Lexi Commander, who live in Elysian Fields. Caden wants to be a marshal when he grows up. People already call him Matt Dillon when they see him.
Web Extra: Jessica Adams, Lamar County EC: Jessica’s husband, Henry “Hank” Manson IV, bundles up while working in the barn.
As part of the Old West, Texas has a style all its own. It’s a place where the jeans are Wranglers, belt buckles are trophies, and hats the size of Texas come in your choice of felt or straw. Spurs jingle beneath leather chaps, vests, dusters, boots and pearl snap shirts. Worn dancing in the town square and working in the barn, Western wear is the ultimate combination of style, practicality and durability.
The Black Heritage Society in Houston holds its annual Original MLK Day Parade January 21, starting in front of Minute Maid Park. The celebration continues after the parade with the MLK Jr. Taste of Houston festival, also at Minute Maid Park.
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