Category: Spring 2015

  • You Should’ve Seen It in Color

    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 of earth, and the road obediently…

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  • This outfit does not make me a Texan

    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 cool.” These words from Barbara Mandrell’s…

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  • Home of the Brave

    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 mother and sister, but I didn’t…

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  • Savory Smokey Success

    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 in Central Texas. IT’S A FAMILY…

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  • He’s Got Sole

    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 West was still wild. As the…

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  • Rouge Tunes

    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 by the name of Texas music…

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  • Defending the Frontline

    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 financial and population behemoths like Lake…

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  • This Land

    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.  While Texas continues to modernize and…

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