This weekend brings St. Patrick's Day, the annual celebration of all things Irish. Even in Texas there are parades. As well there should be, because Irish Texans have definitely made their mark on the world. Like these ten: 10. Matthew McConaughey His Mom was a McCabe. "McConaughey" is Gaelic for ... More >>
Investors held on too long.Beginning with LaSalle, the French explorer who survived shipwrecks and cannibal Karankawa Indian attacks only to perish at the hands of his own men near Navasota, some people in Texas have had some pretty damned hard luck. You might lay some or all of the blame at ... More >>
Already a poet laureate of Americana before he moved to El Paso about ten years ago, Tom Russell's border tenure has seen him produce some great hardscrabble portraits of sketchy characters and haunting, even deadly landscapes. One of Russell's truly great pieces is the border memoir "When S ... More >>
Today at 9 am, near the corner of Main & Holcombe, a small group of dedicated fans will once again pour out some Irish whiskey and toast the demise of the Shamrock Hotel.Today marks the 60th anniversary of the legendary hotel's opening. The dream of Texas oilman Glenn McCarthy, the place epitomi ... More >>
Houston has a national rep for taking down buildings. So why are these eyesores still standing?