A broken-down bus that long lived at Austin’s famous honky-tonk shows some respect for the Man in Black. The missing 1948 Flxible Clipper bus that once lent its retro funk to Austin’s […]
In 2004, there was architectural eye candy everywhere you looked in Austin.
What could be tastier on Mondays than 2 for 1 Burgers at The Elite Cafe in Waco, Texas? Serving an elite road food clientele, including Private Elvis Presley, along the Waco Circle since 1941.
When Austin’s Americana Theatre held its gala opening in 1965 with a premiere of The Rounders, starring Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda as aging cowboys, its builder pitched his single-screen theater […]
There’s a tiny speck of a town in Texas along the Mexico border that ensnares most visitors to nearby Big Bend National Park for at least an afternoon. Its curious […]
As a self-defined seeker of the wacky, I’ve cultivated a number sources I follow online to get my Weekly Wacky Fix. These are some of the more creative bits I’ve […]
How did a burger and shake shop on I-35 get the name Health Camp? We can only speculate. But we sure can enjoy.
I’ve traveled far from home, and farther back in time than I’ve ever traveled in miles covered. I’ve seen the Dust Bowl in the Texas Panhandle in the 1930s; been to […]
Time travel right from your own iPad, your desktop or your car. Just get there when you can.
The story of a lifetime is told in a split-second, with the help of the camera that practically invented demand for it: the Polaroid SX-70.
Give me an old trainyard filled with abandoned cars anyday, and give me an hour to shoot it.
An Austin ghost sign that has long served as an iconic landmark, and dates from the time a pack of Wrigley’s gum cost you a nickel, is now forever hidden from view by a new Marriott.
Sandy’s Frozen Custard may very well be the best frozen custard in Texas. And Sandy’s still serves its frozen treats the old-fashioned way—from its walkup window, just the way they did […]