Clifton artist Bruce Greene sits amongst his paintings in his Central Texas home. Photo by: Travis Taylor

You Should’ve Seen It in Color

Posted on Posted in Spring 2015

Central Texas artist creates from the age of cowboys and the world outside his window By Elizabeth Starr Photos By Travis Taylor Driving north of Waco on Highway 6, it only takes about 30 minutes for the landscape to change dramatically. Flat fields give way to steep inclines of earth, and the road obediently twists and […]

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Home of the Brave

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Modern-day U.S. Navy veteran connects with Pearl Harbor hero’s local roots By Trey Gregory I moved to Waco from the D.C. area after my wife and I separated from the military in the summer of 2013. I visited Waco many times the previous decade to visit my mother and sister, but I didn’t know much […]

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Savory Smokey Success

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The rest of the state has brisket. We have sausage. By Kate McGuire It is no doubt that German and Czech heritage run strong within the communities of Taylor and Walburg and can be seen most prominently in the delicious smoked and summer sausages that are made in Central Texas. IT’S A FAMILY THING No […]


He’s Got Sole

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  From his upbringing to a lifelong passion, Greg Carmack creates masterful leather goods from the heart By Laura Beth Moore Inhale, as the whiff of leather seeps in deep, powerfully transporting one back in time to the days of saloons, gun smoke and back when the West was still wild. As the door to […]

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Rouge Tunes

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  The shade and soul of Texas country music By James Herd Imagine a genre of music that didn’t identify with country but couldn’t really be defined as rock ’n’ roll, or any one genre in particular, for that matter. Such a genre exists, and it goes by the name of Texas music or Red […]


Defending the Frontline

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Friday night high school football: As big time as small town gets By Shehan Jeyarajah From the boom of the opening kickoff to the final whistle’s shriek, time stops on Friday nights in towns across Texas. By this point, football is a way of life. But while financial and population behemoths like Lake Travis or […]

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This Land

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  A Photo Story by Constance Atton There are many people outside of Texas who envision ranching as a lifestyle only made up of baling hay and sipping sweet tea on a front porch swing. However, what they don’t see is the privilege that these families have.  While Texas continues to modernize and grow, filling […]


The Wild Side | By Nicollette Niles

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In a small shopping center in Hewitt you can purchase coatimundis (members of the raccoon family,) micro mini pigs, chinchillas, sugar gliders, leopard geckos and many more exotic animals. Established in 2012, Critters Exotic Pets brings an animal experience to the region unlike any other. Owner Tierny Krueger wanted to open an exotic pet shop […]