Category: Spring 2015

You Should’ve Seen It in Color

[slideshow_deploy id=’14614′] 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...

This outfit does not make me a Texan

A Column by Jonathon S. Platt I remember when no one was lookin’ I was puttin’ peanuts in my coke. I took a lot of kidding cause I never did fit in. Now, look at everybody trying to be what I was then. I was country, when country wasn’t...

Home of the Brave

[slideshow_deploy id=’14622′] 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...

Savory Smokey Success

[slideshow_deploy id=’14540′] 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...

He’s Got Sole

[slideshow_deploy id=’14607′]   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...

Rouge Tunes

[slideshow_deploy id=’14393′]   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...

Defending the Frontline

[slideshow_deploy id=’14585′] 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...

This Land

[slideshow_deploy id=’14596′]   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. ...