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A young Texas family finds the perfect plot on which to build a modern home in Austin. Sam Mittelsteadt discovers how they put down roots — while leaving others undisturbed Photography by Ryann Ford “I did not want a modern house — in fact, I hated them.” Becky Shaheen had always envisioned living in a traditional,…(Read More)

Here’s where to go in the self-proclaimed ‘Leather Capital of the World’ Saddle-makers and Leather Goods These saddleries and tanneries have been handcrafting their leather goods in Yoakum for decades. Even if you aren’t in the market for a saddle, stop in for a behind-the-scenes peek at this Texas…(Read More)

Scores of skilled artisans in the self-proclaimed ‘Leather Capital of the World’ still craft saddles the old-fashioned way — one at a time. Susan L. Ebert browses the artisan workshops of Yoakum, Texas Photography by Buff Strickland As I breeze down through rolling, verdant pasturelands south of Austin, the sunrise has just breached the…(Read More)

Learn why this earthy Southwestern spirit is gaining the attention of bartenders and tequila lovers alike By Kara Newman Love peppery tequila? Or the smoky richness of mezcal? Well, there’s a new spirit in town that should be the next bottle on your must-sip list: earthy sotol. What exactly is sotol? The distilled…(Read More)

Sporty mountain villages. Bucolic farming communities with deep roots. Spa towns and college towns. These 12 special spots offer unique Southwestern appeal, whether you’re looking for scenic outdoor adventures, Old West character or festival-season getaways 1. Kerrville, Texas Texas Hill Country delights with spectacular landscapes, annual festivals and arts events galore The loping…(Read More)

Step inside this 4,800-square-foot Hill Country vacation home that infuses neutral Earth tones with bold Texas style Located at Boot Ranch, a private community in Fredericksburg, Texas, this home provides the perfect respite from busy city life. The owners decorated the home using a light color palette throughout, and the neutral colors…(Read More)

Have a seat in the Oval Office, take a spin through history, and — if you act quickly — catch the Pearl Harbor exhibit open now through Dec. 31 at the Bush Presidential Library By Laurie Davies  It turns out the Secret Service doesn’t like anyone moving too quickly toward the President. From a football field…(Read More)

From the spot where a mighty Apache warrior surrendered to the bayou that birthed the Texas Revolution, these Southwestern hikes turn back time By Laurie Davies It really is a different world out here. While the rest of country frets over freezing temperatures, the Southwest’s lower-elevation denizens venture outdoors, buoyed by survival of…(Read More)

Once called “Hell’s half-acre” by barbecue chef Christopher B. Stubblefield, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q now anchors Austin’s Red River Strip music district By John Nova Lomax / Photography by Merrick Ales There’s a certain bewitching magic to the city of Austin, an ineffable feel you can find nowhere else on the…(Read More)