Texas Panhandle

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    The Garrison Brothers Distillery is Fun and Educational for Bourbon Experts and Novices Alike

    Hye, Texas, is a town of 105 people, located on U.S. 290 on the road from Austin to Fredericksburg. It's also the home of Garrison Brothers distillery, the first bourbon distillery in Texas and one which makes bourbon exclusively. Their bourbon is pricey, but it has always been highly reviewed, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Lesser Prairie Chicken Is Officially Threatened

    It's finally happened. A chicken that you've probably never heard of, unless you're into environmental things, has formally been declared "threatened." The lesser prairie chicken is a member of the grouse family and distinguished from its relative, the greater prairie chicken, by being a bit smalle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Van de Putte Isn't One of Those Serape Wearing, Tortilla Tossing Candidates

    Leticia Van de Putte's experience and what she represents makes her more viable than either of her opponents.

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Lesser Prairie Chicken Listed as 'Threatened', Cornyn's Not Thrilled

    Why did the lesser prairie chicken cross the road? To get the hell out of Texas where a whole lot of people are not thrilled with the fact that the chicken, a Texas native, has been taken under the protective wing of the federal government and placed on the threatened species list by the folks over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Prairie Dogs Become Prairie Gods; Have Humans Working for Them

    A colony of black-tailed Prairie Dogs has been moved into a Texas Panhandle park and just to make sure the move would take -- local humans clawed through the earth, initiating the deep drilling that would follow. "Park staff pre-drilled several holes to encourage the animals to being making their ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Drunken Wee-Hours Whataburger Drive-Thrus: A Proud Texas Tradition

    I'll take a Whatachicken with fries and a large vodka.​Shamefully, all too many of us have been there: out in the bars since happy hour, it's now a quarter-past closing time. We stagger to the car and suddenly remember we haven't eaten a thing other than beer nuts since lunch. Hunger cuts thro ... More >>

  • News

    December 3, 2009

    Noncombat Deaths: Another Casualty of War

    The mass shooting at Fort Hood was just one of a growing number of troubling military deaths, murders and suicides.

  • News

    March 26, 2009

    The T. Boone Pickens Road Show

    A former wildcatter and corporate-takeover tycoon preaches alternative energy across America.

  • Calendar

    March 19, 2009

    Tulia, Texas

    How to go to jail without even trying

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2007

    Packing Meat

    One morning in March, the world's forces of globalization, migration and economic inequity collided in a split second on the balcony of a Best Western in the Texas Panhandle. There, bubbling away outside the doors of three motel rooms, was a line of Crock Pots. Beside one was a small, dark man squat ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 28, 2005

    Allen's Alien

    See the surreal side of the Texas Panhandle in Dugout III: Warboy (and the backyard blues)

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    Drug Money

    Narcotics task forces in Texas spend millions of dollars each year busting low-level users and dealers. Is it money well spent, or are officers just addicted to easy cash?

  • Music

    June 15, 2000

    Wide Open Shot

    The Groobees piggyback on the success of a song

  • Calendar

    November 12, 1998

    Night & Day

    November 12 - 18, 1998

  • News

    February 12, 1998

    Oprah Does Amarillo

    It's the Queen of Talk versus the Meat Men, and outside the courtroom, master media manipulator Winfrey is already the clear winner.

  • Music

    August 25, 1994