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Day Trips: Glenrio, Texas
West Texas ghost town was once a popular stop on Route 66
"...The State Line Motel in Glenrio, on the Texas side of the border with New Mexico, proclaimed it..."

July 3, 2015 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Panhandle Rambler
Walkabout with Joe Ely
"...While remaining a Texas treasure – designated official Texas State Musician for 2016..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Texas by Georgia
How O'Keeffe Adopted the Lone Star State
"...Trunk- Yellow Leaves, 1928 When she lived in the Texas Panhandle, Georgia O'Keeffe stared across the vast empty spaces..."

March 20, 1998 Arts Feature by Rebecca S. Cohen

Letters at 3AM: Jesus Walking the Panhandle
The Christian cross is a question mark
"...quarry by the Salt Fork of the Red River. Texas State Highway 70 ran by our – our what?..."

Aug. 13, 2010 Column by Michael Ventura

Happy, Texas
"...a series of escapades plant them in the small Texas town of the title, two escaped convicts are rifling..."

Nov. 19, 1999 Movie Review by Sarah Hepola

Texas Titles in Toto
"...Of the estimated 3,500 songs written about Texas and Texas Places, most of the votes came from..."

Nov. 28, 2003 Music Feature

Ethanol Usage, Production Heat Up in Texas
Production of renewable fuel source still pollutes but offers longterm potential for clean energy
" a handful of worldwide companies, including one in Texas, expected to ultra-efficiently transform literally any plant matter, from..."

June 9, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Who's Texas?
The story of Texas history says a lot -- about the storytellers
"...year that when he was growing up in West Texas, he was sometimes called a "good minority" -- the..."

Sept. 6, 2002 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Texas Tales
For those of you who are still pondering the eternal question that seems to arise wherever beer and English majors appear together in the Lone Star State, the answer is: Texas does indeed have a separate and distinctive literature, Tom Doyal writes. If you have been arguing the other side of this proposition, the writers and publishers of Texas have issued you a sharp rebuke in their new spring releases.
"...Texas A&M University Press, 266 pp., $29.95..."

May 25, 2001 Books Feature by Tom Doyal

9 Texas Day Trips That Will Inspire You to Hit the Road
We dip our toe in the nearly 1,500 columns from our resident day tripper
"...As the second-oldest hotel in Texas – only the Menger Hotel in San Antonio is..."

May 13, 2019 Chron Events Post by Gerald E. McLeod

2017 Texas Biennial: Putting It Together
Leslie Moody Castro on reviving the show after four years
"...Moody Castro accepted the job of curating the 2017 Texas Biennial, she wasn't simply agreeing to select the art..."

Sept. 27, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

He Took the Cat to Texas: Part 2
Suicide was the last lens through which Mayer Vishner gazed upon life
"...In August, in my Lubbock, Texas, apartment, I awaited an old Mayer Vishner – and..."

Oct. 4, 2013 Column by Michael Ventura

October 26 Is Official Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day
Celebration that started in Dallas spreads across the state
"...Jeffrey Yarbrough worked to have October 26 designated as Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day and a resolution to that..."

Oct. 25, 2012 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Sam Baker
A magnificent seven Texas Platters
"...debris in "Road Crew" and the cutting glint of "Panhandle Winter" both bear that out, while the melodic strum..."

Aug. 23, 2013 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

2018's Texas Pride Celebrations
Celebrate your queerness throughout the Lone Star State this summer
"...Pride, and ends with Austin Pride in August. But Texas, despite its conservative leanings, is quite queer with LGBTQ..."

May 22, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Mikaila Rushing

Texas Towns & Places
"...a-thunk that in MTV's infancy, the band to put Texas on the video map would be ... Duran Duran?..."

Nov. 28, 2003 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

The Last Texas Ranger
They don't make 'Rangers' like Walker anymore.
"...If you've never seen a real Texas Ranger, your first glimpse might be surprising. Not long..."

Oct. 26, 2001 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Explore the Natural Beauty of Texas at These Four State Parks
The best outdoor destinations near Austin are just a road trip away
"...make it easy to forget the 630,000-plus acres of Texas state parks and natural areas that lie only a..."

May 17, 2019 Features Feature by Beth Sullivan

A Sampling of Summer Attractions Around Texas
"Day Trips" columnist Gerald E. McLeod picks some of his favorite things to do and see around Texas
"...The Saga tells Texas history on the façade of an 18th century cathedral..."

May 17, 2019 Features Feature by Gerald E. McLeod

Road-Tripping for the 2017 Texas Biennial
To curate this edition of the contemporary art survey, Leslie Moody Castro took an epic road trip across the Lone Star State
"...Leslie Moody Castro's mission was to put the "Texas" back in the Texas Biennial...."

Sept. 29, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Texas Biofuels Movement Building Momentum
As Bush makes groundbreaking revelations about the U.S. being "addicted to foreign oil," Texans may be pleased to know that many of the scientific "breakthroughs" he says will someday break our oil fixation are already in the works here.
"...Nelson's name-brand biodiesel. What was perhaps most encouraging for Texas' green fuel outlook, however, was the conference's attendance, which..."

Feb. 24, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

The Mother of All Texas Honky-Tonks
A look back at the Mother of All Texas Honky-Tonks
"...year of "Livin' la Vida Loca," the gargantuan Pasadena, Texas, nightclub in which most of Urban Cowboy was filmed..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Texas Platters
Surfin' Senorita
"...the superfine Western Swing of Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys -- towering figures who defined and contributed to..."

March 5, 1999 Music Review

Art About Texas
"...Don't be put off by the name. Yes, Texas is an inspiration for numerous artists, many of whom..."

June 21, 1996 Arts Feature

Joe Ely
"...crashed and burned, or rather seeped back into the Panhandle, Athos retreated back home to Lubbock after sustaining three..."

Aug. 24, 2018 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

The Kitchen Cinq
"...Kitchen Cinq doesn't comport with the dominant narrative of Texas garage rock. Nor do they curry the ear of..."

Oct. 23, 2015 Music Review by Greg Beets

Ponty Bone
"...recordings, Ponty Bone's eclectic sound remains as big as Texas itself. Maybe it's his San Antonio roots, transplanted to..."

Nov. 29, 2013 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Kevin Fowler
" his peashooter attempts at sincerity on the cliche "Panhandle Poorboy" and groaningly cheesy "Habit I Can't Break." Only..."

April 18, 2014 Music Review by Kevin Curtin

Terry Allen
"...busy with multimedia installations, but each side of his Panhandle-fed artistry, be it visual, musical, or theatrical, feeds another...."

Feb. 15, 2013 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

The Flatlanders
"...DVD doc and liner notes from the Austin trio's panhandle comrade and Chronicle mystic Michael Ventura, The Odessa Tapes..."

Sept. 7, 2012 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

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