Its Friday. In Texas. That can mean only one thing. High School Football under the lights! Texans love their football and have produced a litany of greats. Why, in the past 8 years one half of the Heisman winners were raised in the state of Texas. RG3 in 2011, Johnny Manziel ’12, Baker Mayfield ’17,... Continue Reading →
It just didn’t seem right to leave Santa Fe without sharing more about their historical and miraculous chapels. Where is the oldest church in the continental U.S? Would you believe Santa Fe? Traditional belief holds that it was built around 1611 by a group of Tlexcalan Indians from Mexico who were travelling with the original... Continue Reading →
If you have ever driven between Dallas and Amarillo, you may want to turn the page right now – you know this trip…well, maybe.
One day last week we found ourselves on the balcony enjoying our morning coffee. It was a hot, muggy August morning. We watched the landscape guy below, trimming the median. JAM commented, “I am really hating this August heat!” We realized we had enough of the Texas summer. We needed a break. Two hastily packed bags, a handful of travel... Continue Reading →
Six months, two surgeries and four hospital stays later, I return. On November 3, 2018 I dropped a post titled Yes Virginia, There is a Wonderland. It talked about finding wonder wherever you are, and whatever your circumstances. I lean on you Maybe it was destiny that this post would challenge me through my own... Continue Reading →
Cruising through the streets of Dallas, we continued our search for iconic signature features of the city. We weren’t disappointed. Only a few blocks down the road we found what we were looking for. The Steers are running in Pioneer Plaza. Well, they’re bronze so they’re not really running, but they look like they are. ... Continue Reading →
One of the things Texas is known for is its music scene. From Dalhart to Laredo, from Texarkana to El Paso, Singer-songwriters are belting out tunes of, for, about and to the Republic. The independence of Texas truly shows through in the songs and music of her native sons and daughters. The premier spot in... Continue Reading →
Deep Ellum has one of the richest histories in Dallas. Originally an area where freedmen settled after the Civil War, a warehouse and railroad site developed. The area was known as Central Track. In the 1920s, several jazz and blues clubs opened, eventually numbering over 50 clubs. Deep Ellum hosted some of America’s most renowned... Continue Reading →