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LODGE

A Waterfowler’s Paradise in Texas

A new lodge on a sprawling ranch is equal parts haven and sumptuous retreat

Music

Song Premiere: New Music from Vincent Neil Emerson

Hear the Texas troubadour’s standout track “Road Runner” featuring tourmate Colter Wall

Music

25 Great Bands We Wish We’d Heard at SXSW

Spruce up your at-home soundtrack with a playlist of Southern artists who would have rocked Austin this week

Music

Catch Willie Nelson Tonight—from Your Couch

The legendary Texas musician is taking Luck Reunion online with ’Til Further Notice, a livestream that kicks off at 7 p.m. Eastern

Land & Conservation

Hope Takes Flight in Texas

A pair of nesting bald eagles is helping to bring a Houston community together

Southern Heroes

Larry Callies: The Lone Ranger

The retired Texan promotes the long unsung history of black cowboys

Arts & Culture

Lone Star Leather Goods

The Dallas siblings behind Leatherology forge a new model for luxe goods

Homeplace

A Texas Home with a Modern Take on Tradition

How Southern comforts warm up a shape-shifting design in Dallas

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Food & Drink

Deep-Fried Delicacies from the State Fair of Texas

Each year the Big Tex Choice Awards honor the Lone Star State’s zaniest food concoctions

Artists

A New-Age Texas Troubadour

Charley Crockett on his redemptive life story and new autobiographical album, The Valley

Anatomy of a Classic

Chicken-Fried Steak the Lone-Star State Way

How does a Texas chef do the Southern classic? Bigger and better, of course

Food & Drink

One of the Hottest Tickets in Southern Barbecue

At Houston chef Chris Shepherd’s fifth annual Southern Smoke Festival, the food is good, and the causes are even better. Tickets to the October gathering are now on sale

Drinks

Pickle-Flavored Seltzer? Only in Texas

Austin-based sparkling water company Big Swig just debuted a briny new flavor

Food & Drink

Texas Barbecue: A Love Story

At Valentina’s Tex Mex, the Vidal family are putting their own spin on barbecue—one smoked brisket taco at a time

Land & Conservation

Dreaming of Monster Fish

The powerful pull of the ancient alligator gar draws a North Carolina writer deep into the Texas mud

Travel

The Too-Muchness of Galveston

Elizabeth McCracken on the city’s cotton-candy-sticky amusement—and how to escape it

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G&G Party Pics

Austin Derby Social

G&G and Maker’s Mark host a Kentucky Derby viewing party in Austin, Texas

First Listen

An Ode to Topo Chico

In a new song from forthcoming album Texas Piano Man, singer-songwriter Robert Ellis crafts a rollicking tribute to his favorite fizzy beverage

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Arts & Culture

Miles and Miles of Texas

Austin, Texas, photographer and entrepreneur Jay B. Sauceda shares glimpses of his home state

Food & Drink

The Vibrant New Texas Food Town

Three leaders dish on Fort Worth’s buzzing restaurant scene