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  • Texas Bike Tee on Late Night w/ Seth Meyers

    Thursday Feb 23 2017

    Ken Bethea of Old 97's sporting our new Bike Texas green tee on Late Night w/ Seth Meyers! Buy Here: https://tumbleweedtexstyles.com/products/bike-texas-green-t-shirt Watch on NBC: http://www.nbc.com/late-night-with-seth-meyers/video/old-97s-good-with-god/3473277 Watch on Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/see-old-97s-nikki-lanes-good-with-god-on-seth-meyers-w468001

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  • Tumbleweed 12: Jay B. Sauceda

    Friday Dec 09 2016

    TODAY'S TEXAN: JAY B. SAUCEDA CEO, SAUCEDA INDUSTRIES LLC Anyone who knows us at Tumbleweed Texstyles knows we can't get enough of anything Texas: the beautiful places to go, the amazing things to see and, most importantly, the talented and unique people we meet. From business owners to honky-tonk stars, Texans are what make Texas the best state in the country. And we wanted to bring those people to you. So, we sent some of our favorite Texans the 12 questions we want answered. From hometown to favorite concerts to the best barbecue in Texas, our Q&A's bring the best of Texas culture...

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  • Tumbleweed TexStyles - Texas Holiday Gift Guide 2016

    Tuesday Dec 06 2016

      1. Onward Journal - Aesthetic Supply Co. - aestheticsupply.co 2. Kammok Roo - Kammok - kammok.com 3. Elevation Blend Coffee - Cultivar - cultivarcoffee.com 4. Bike Texas Growler - Haus of Growlers - hausofgrowlers.com 5. Pearl Beer Print - Sort Of Cool - sortofcool.com 6. Explore Sweatshirt - Tumbleweed TexStyles - shoptwt.com 7. Y'all Need This Book - Texas Humor - txhumor.com 8. iPhone 7 Leather Wallet - Bexar Goods Co. - bexargoods.com 9. Cartwright Cowboys Boots - Tecovas Boots - tecovasboots.com 10. Players Striped Polo - Criquet Shirts - criquetshirts.com 11. Wooden Texas Wall Hanging -  Hemlock & Heather - hemlockandheather.com 12. Coordinate Cuffs - All The Wire...

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  • Tumbleweed 12: Songwriter/Producer John Evans

    Friday Dec 02 2016

    TODAY'S TEXAN: JOHN EVANS SONGWRITER/PRODUCER, JOHN EVANS BAND Anyone who knows us at Tumbleweed Texstyles knows we can't get enough of anything Texas: the beautiful places to go, the amazing things to see and, most importantly, the talented and unique people we meet. From business owners to honky-tonk stars, Texans are what make Texas the best state in the country. And we wanted to bring those people to you. So, we sent some of our favorite Texans the 12 questions we want answered. From hometown to favorite concerts to the best barbecue in Texas, our Q&A's bring the best of Texas culture to...

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  • Tumbleweed 12: Songwriter John Baumann

    Friday Nov 25 2016

    TODAY'S TEXAN: JOHN BAUMANN SONGWRITER, JOHN BAUMANN MUSIC Anyone who knows us at Tumbleweed Texstyles knows we can't get enough of anything Texas: the beautiful places to go, the amazing things to see and, most importantly, the talented and unique people we meet. From business owners to honky-tonk stars, Texans are what make Texas the best state in the country. And we wanted to bring those people to you. So, we sent some of our favorite Texans the 12 questions we want answered. From hometown to favorite concerts to the best barbecue in Texas, our Q&A's bring the best of Texas culture to...

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  • Tumbleweed 12: Songwriter Chris King

    Friday Nov 18 2016

    TODAY'S TEXAN: CHRIS KING SONGWRITER, CHRIS KING MUSIC Anyone who knows us at Tumbleweed Texstyles knows we can't get enough of anything Texas: the beautiful places to go, the amazing things to see and, most importantly, the talented and unique people we meet. From business owners to honky-tonk stars, Texans are what make Texas the best state in the country. And we wanted to bring those people to you. So, we sent some of our favorite Texans the 12 questions we want answered. From hometown to favorite concerts to the best barbecue in Texas, our Q&A's bring the best of Texas culture to...

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  • Tumbleweed 12: Songwriter Drew Kennedy

    Friday Nov 11 2016

    TODAY'S TEXAN: DREW KENNEDY SINGER / SONGWRITER, Drew Kennedy Music Anyone who knows us at Tumbleweed Texstyles knows we can't get enough of anything Texas: the beautiful places to go, the amazing things to see and, most importantly, the talented and unique people we meet. From business owners to honky-tonk stars, Texans are what make Texas the best state in the country. And we wanted to bring those people to you. So, we sent some of our favorite Texans the 12 questions we want answered. From hometown to favorite concerts to the best barbecue in Texas, our Q&A's bring the best of Texas...

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  • Tumbleweed 12: Mike Harmeier of Mike and the Moonpies

    Friday Nov 04 2016

    TODAY'S TEXAN: MIKE HARMEIER SINGER-SONGWRITER, MIKE AND THE MOONPIES Anyone who knows us at Tumbleweed Texstyles knows we can't get enough of anything Texas: the beautiful places to go, the amazing things to see and, most importantly, the talented and unique people we meet. From business owners to honky-tonk stars, Texans are what make Texas the best state in the country. And we wanted to bring those people to you. So, we sent some of our favorite Texans the 12 questions we want answered. From hometown to favorite concerts to the best barbecue in Texas, our Q&A's bring the best of Texas...

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  • TWT Takes the Great American Beer Fest in Denver, Colorado

    Wednesday Nov 02 2016

    Fun people. Countless booths. Tons of Beer. Do I really have to say anything more? Here at Tumbleweed Texstyles, we like to think we know how to have a good time. We’re always up for popping open a cold one—so much that we think we should just about qualify as ameteur connoisseurs of craft beer. (Not a bad addition to our Texas repertoire.) This fall, we took to Denver to join up with over 60,000 other beer enthusiasts like us for an awesome event none other than the 35th Annual Great American Beer Festival. Founded by the Brewers Association in...

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  • Tumbleweed Texstyles Travels to... ROUND TOP!

    Wednesday Oct 26 2016

    A good tumbleweed travels far, rolling and rolling, picking up bits and pieces along its journeys. As human tumbleweeds, we are trying to do the same; we venture across the states, picking up on the local culture while trying to showcase our own Texas culture cross-country. Now, we’re heading down to Round Top, Texas to visit family, hit up the local grub spots, and get some much needed R&R. With a population of just under 100, according to the 2013 census, Round Top is by all means a small town. Just for that reason, our parents moved down to get...

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  • TWT Lookbook: Back-to-School Style

    Tuesday Aug 16 2016

    As much as we want the freedom of summer break to last forever, school is soon to return to sweep us back into a productive routine (or, at least, theoretically). And so, it's important to ensure that you make a good first impression on your fellow classmates, tough professors, and that cute girl in your World History class. To help you out, we've styled a back-to-school look just for you! Check out this understated yet solid outfit featuring our unisex 5 x Texas t-shirt, the latest backpack trend, and some classic Chuck Taylors. Don't worry—this school year, we've got you...

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  • Tumbleweed Texstyles Travels to... PORTLAND!

    Friday Aug 12 2016

    A good tumbleweed travels far, rolling and rolling, picking up bits and pieces along its journeys. As human tumbleweeds, we trying to do the same; we venture across the states, picking up on the local culture while trying to showcase our own Texas culture cross-country. This time around, we travel to Portland, Oregon, land of sprawling trees, hippie coffeeshops, and old-meet-news urban landscapes. On the first day, we enjoyed lunch at Pine Street Market, fueling us up for a great day. We set out for the Pearl district, a very cool and real hip area of the urban metroplex with outdoor dining, small shops, and plenty...

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  • TWT Lookbook: Sweet Tea & Texas BBQ Inspired

    Tuesday Aug 09 2016

    Without a doubt, one of the greatest things about Texas summer is amazingly delicious barbecue. And what's great Texas BBQ without a refreshing glass of sweet tea? (Disgraceful, that's what.) We love it so much that we styled a sweet women's look inspired by Texas summer food and our own unisex Sweet Tea & Texas BBQ shirt! Check out our look and make sure you sport TWT when enjoying the true reason for the season: TWT Lookbook: Sweet Tea & Texas BBQ by henryyoutt featuring Billabong Miss Selfridge jean shortsmissselfridge.com Gap oxford shoesgapfactory.com Jessica McClintock clutchzappos.com Gucci white watch$730 - johnlewis.com T Tahari...

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  • TWT Lookbook: The Texan Explorer

    Friday Aug 05 2016

    Summer is all about getting out and enjoying the wide array of Texas' beautiful landscapes. Featuring our unisex "Explore Texas" tee, we've styled a men's kit perfect for the job. Share your own TWT Texan Explorer style pictures on Twitter (@TmblwdTexStyles) and Instagram (@shoptwt) and, as always, don't forget to follow us on Snapchat (@shoptwt)! TWT Lookbook: The Texan Explorer by henryyoutt featuring ray ban mens sunglasses The North Face mens summer shortsbackcountry.com Ray-Ban ray ban mens sunglasses$225 - selfridges.com Herschel Supply Co men s backpackgilt.com Yeti Rambler Tumbler Stainless Steel, 30 ozamazon.com Barska 7x35 Focus Free Binocularsjcpenney.com OFF! Deep Woods Dry Insect...

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  • TWT Lookbook: Summer Day-to-Day Outfit

    Tuesday Aug 02 2016

    As the month of August begins, bright sunny days are far from over! So Break back out the denim shorts, Hari Mari flip flops, and Texas Girl women's tank so you can have fun in the sun before fall arrives. Check out the TWT Look we styled: TWT Lookbook: Summer Women's Day-to-Day Look by henryyoutt featuring a muscle tank Chicnova Fashion high-waisted jean shortschicnova.com   Kate Spade leather handbagtradesy.com   Topshop hat$13 - topshop.com   Victoria Beckham sunglasses$440 - mytheresa.com   Floral garlandamazon.com   Muscle tanktumbleweedtexstyles.com   Tan Yellowharimari.com  

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  • Behind the Design: Summer Styles

    Tuesday Jul 26 2016

    We believe awesome graphic t-shirts are always the go-to apparel item—especially during the hot Texas summer. A trip to the park. A day at the beach. It's easy to look and feel cool while rocking one of our many sweet summer styles. Like the rad Texas Lone Star Tee pictured below (click here)! But, how did all these designs come about? Well, as our imaginative creative director and designer Jeb Matulich would say, "it's all about doing things you love to do in Texas." You can find bits of summer inspiration in almost all over our designs. Travel. Family. Friends. Food. Weather. Exploring. Growing...

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  • 4 Amazing Outdoor Patios in DFW (...and 1 Coming Soon!)

    Tuesday Jul 19 2016

    As self-proclaimed, party-loving Dallas socialites, we have definitely enjoyed our fair share of patios and social venues. (Trust us.) From sharing draft beers to discovering great food trucks to hearing sweet local bands, DFW is no doubt home to some of the coolest spots in the state, and we’ve definitely taken advantage of that. (Again—trust us.) Now, we’ll let you in on our go-to hangouts. There are a ton of trendy outdoor patios here in Dallas, but here are some of our favorites: Chicken Scratch - 2303 Pittman St. Dallas, TXThe trendy look of this outdoor venue sets the background...

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  • TWT Summer Essentials: Things You NEED in Your Beach Bag

    Friday Jul 15 2016

    Whether vacationing out of state or enjoying the miles of beautiful coastline here in Texas, spending the day at the beach is a classic way to embrace the summer sun. Thus, we know how important it is to pack prepared. Just so you don't miss anything, here are the essentials you'd find in our beach bag:   Tumbleweed TexStyles Beach Bag Essentials by henryyoutt featuring mens sunglasses Accessorize floppy hataccessorize.com   Cat-eye glassesmakemechic.com   Style Co handbag totemacys.com   Melissa Odabash swim wearmatchesfashion.com   Topman mens swim trunknordstrom.com   Ace mens sunglasseseyebuydirect.com   Madison mens wooden braceletbelk.com   Yeti Rambler...

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  • TWT Lookbook: Summer Festival-Ready for Women

    Friday Jul 08 2016

    As people venture across Texas chasing their favorite musical groups, planning the perfect outfit for staying cool and looking cooler is a must. Using our Thunderbird Texas Tank as inspiration, we've put together a fantastic women's look just for you: TWT Lookbook: Summer 2016 Festival-Ready Women by henryyoutt featuring swarovski crystal jewelry Giambattista Valli zipper shorts$550 - thecorner.com   Qupid suede flatlulus.com   Kate Spade man bagkatespade.com   Boohoo amber earringsboohoo.com   Roberto Cavalli swarovski crystal jewelry$260 - luisaviaroma.com   Wide brim hatcuyana.com   Ray-Ban crystal glassessnobswap.com   Muscle tanktumbleweedtexstyles.com  

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  • TWT Lookbook: Summer Festival-Ready for Men

    Tuesday Jul 05 2016

    With summer festival season in full swing, looking cool and comfortable is important when seeing your favorite artists. Using our unisex Texas music graphic tee as inspiration, we pieced together a go-to men's look for any summer fest: TWT Lookbook: Summer 2016 Festival-Ready Men by henryyoutt featuring mens sunglasses MANGO MAN mens distressed jeansmango.com Timberland mens boots6pm.com Levi s mens work shirt$220 - endclothing.com SELECTED mens sunglasses$17 - thehut.com Master Hatters of Texas mens cowboy hatshoebuy.com Texas Music (Two Color Options)tumbleweedtexstyles.com

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  • TWT Partners with Dallas Pets Alive to Save Animals

    Thursday Jun 30 2016

    Tumbleweed TexStyles is thrilled to announce that through a partnership with the DFW-based animal rescue initiative Dallas Pets Alive, we are now launching a campaign to support unwanted pets in the Dallas area. Half of all proceeds on dog gear and closeout items sold from July 1 to July 8 will go to finding unwanted pets at risk of euthanasia safe homes. Soon to celebrate their four year anniversary, DPA rescued their first dog in September of 2012 after residents wanted to bring a similar existing foundation, Austin Pets Alive, to the metroplex. Leslie Sans, the executive director at DPA,...

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  • 12 Bands on Our Radar During Summer 2016

    Tuesday Jun 28 2016

    Music is a huge part of Texas’ culture. (And not just country music!) With Austin’s growing music scene, sometimes it seems as if we’ve got more singer-songwriters, folk groups, and alternative rock bands than anywhere else. And anyone who has met us knows that we can’t get enough. We’ve always have been active music buffs and we always will be, especially during the summertime when park lawns are concert venues and tank tops are acceptable event attire. The following twelve bands and solo artists are for sure to be on our radar this festival season.    THE QUAKER CITY NIGHT...

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  • What Tumbleweed Texstyles Means to Us

    Wednesday Jun 22 2016

    Tumbleweed TexStyles is more than just hand-designed t-shirts and quality Texas gear (...although those surely aren’t overlooked). Our company is all about getting personal with our customers, as patrons, as individuals, but most importantly as fellow Texans. Sometimes, it blows us away just how many diverse groups of people can relate to our design and our vision. Walk into a local hotspot and you’ve got cowboys, hippies, farmers, college kids, yuppies, and housewives all enjoying the same culture, a culture made by Texans and for Texans. And it’s that kind of culture we try to reflect in our products. From...

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  • Cool Brands For Your Summer Fun

    Thursday Jun 09 2016

    We love getting to explore the great state of Texas.  We love it even more when we are able to do it while supporting other Texas brands.  You need to check out these three Texas-based brands: Hari Mari | Based in Dallas, TX | harimari.com Hari Mari’s commitment now sees 1% of sales on every flip flop purchase going to support kids battling cancer. It's called Flops Fighting Cancer.Hari Mari’s clean aesthetics, design-forward approach and “ahhh”-inducing feel are driven by a commitment to simplicity, color & comfort, making THE flip flop for flip flop enthusiasts…and helping a lot of brave kids along...

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  • Buy 1 Get 1 mystery tee free | Memorial Day Weekend Offer

    Friday May 27 2016

    T is for Texas.  Tee for a Tee weekend! Get 1 free mystery shirt for each shirt you purchase.  Mystery shirts will be a secret until you open the box!  Ends May 30th.  The mystery shirt will be chosen at random from one of the shirts in the TWT store.  You will receive the same size tee as the one you purchased, but in a different design.  NO REFUNDS or EXCHANGES on the mystery tee.

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  • Texas BBQ Sign - Behind the Design by Tumbleweed TexStyles

    Tuesday May 24 2016

      Texans love their BBQ. I mean heck, Texas Monthly magazine has their own BBQ editor for their magazine, the BBQ snob himself, Daniel Vaughn.  We knew early on after we started Tumbleweed TexStyles that we would be creating a BBQ design for a tee. After brainstorming for a few days, I locked in on doing a design in the shape of an old Texas neon sign. It just seems like some of the best BBQ joints in Texas have some old worn out signage that has been there forever.  That is what we were trying to capture with this particular...

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  • Free Shipping + Free Republic of Texas Sticker through 4/24

    Thursday Apr 21 2016

    You can receive free shipping plus a free Republic of Texas window decal now through 4/24 with the use of coupon code "SHIPPING".  This sweet offer will not last long.  Don't wait!  

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  • Texas Music - Behind the Design by Tumbleweed TexStyles

    Thursday Apr 21 2016

      When we started Tumbleweed TexStyles, there was one very big thing that we had in common and that was our love for the Texas music scene.  We knew we needed to launch a music related shirt, but was not sure where we should take it.  Jeb took to his sketch book and came up with this very popular design.  Jeb wanted to pay homage to the Texas music scene along with a little inspiration from one of his favorite vintage Willie tees.   Our Texas Music design has been seen on many Texas musicians over the past few years....

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  • Tumbleweed TexStyles Partners With Reptile Sun

    Monday Mar 07 2016

    Tumbleweed TexStyles has partnered with Texas-based Reptile Sun to offer some of the best sunglasses in the market.  Whether it be for style or Texas recreation, we got you covered. Check out the {TWT + Reptile} Collection >> RX SUNGLASSES Digital Optical Science At Its Best Reptile Sun Polynium DHD 160°TM is a patented digital lens design engineered to provide enhanced High Definition vision throughout the entire lens. The advanced back surface digital processing converts frame information, fitting measurements and Rx to a data points file that controls the generation of the optics in the lens. This computerized program results...

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  • Texas Towns - Behind The Design by Tumbleweed TexStyles

    Monday Feb 01 2016

    The very popular Texas Towns design originates from us (the Tumbleweed TexStyles crew).  It was one of our very first designs dating back to 2011 when we first started the company.  The inspiration came from our Co-Owner and Creative Director, Jeb Matulich. On July 18, 2011, he was sketching and doing his thing around midnight and came up with what we now know as the Texas Towns.  If you don't believe me, check out Jeb's blog, "Junky Trinkets" that showcases the day that the idea and initial concept came to him.  You can see the process below. After 3 years...

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  • Ozarka Natural Water Partners with Tumbleweed TexStyles

    Friday Oct 16 2015

    We teamed up with Ozarka Natural Water to help you celebrate Friday Night Football in style.  Check out this video that they created to showcase our story during Southlake Carroll's football games this season.  Click image to play. This was an incredible opportunity for us to support another Texas brand.  The proceeds for the shirts that we designed for Southlake Carroll Dragons will be donated to their booster club to help support their high school students.  As former high school football players, coaches and now teachers, we love giving back to our local community.

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  • How Do You TexStyle?

    Wednesday Jul 29 2015

    One of our favorite things is when followers post pictures on social media wearing or using our products.  We would love to see your experience while sporting a Tumbleweed TexStyles product.  How do you TexStyle?  Be sure to tag us and tell where the picture was taken.Take a moment and share your picture by tagging us on any social media platform that you use.  We are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pintrest. @TumbleweedTexStyles@ShopTWT #ShopTWT#TumbleweedTexStyles#ExploreTexas

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  • BEHIND THE SCENES

    Wednesday Jul 22 2015

    Take a deeper inside look into the process on how Tumbleweed Texstyles shirts are made. All shirts are hand drawn and printed in Texas.  All of our designs come from us.  Jeb who is our Co-Owner and Creative Director loves Texas and has hand-drawn almost all of our designs.  Learn more about artist and Co-Owner Jeb: Jeb Matulich has lived in Texas his entire life, and has literally lived in almost every corner of the state.  Jeb is the son of a high school football coach that moved the family frequently during his younger years of life.  Jeb is what...

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  • How We Began

    Wednesday Jul 08 2015

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  • TWT Shirt Featured on MSNBC with Tamron Hall

    Wednesday Jul 01 2015

    Click to Watch Video >> We had the incredible opportunity of being asked to design a custom shirt and dress for the wonderful Tamron Hall.  As you can see in the image above and the video at the link, she loved it!  The inspiration behind our design was mixing the historical De Zavala Flag with the watermelon theme of the Luling's Watermelon Thump.  This design was hand drawn and then digitally finalized by adding the color. Buy the shirt here >>

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  • The Rib Whisperer - New Logo

    Tuesday Jan 20 2015

    We had the pleasure of working with the fine folks over at The Rib Whisperer to develop their new logo for all their BBQ sauces, rubs, and spices. It's really cool to see an idea go from a sketch to an actual label on a bottle of BBQ sauce. You may have seen Trace Arnold on the History Channel traveling the country with his big smoker. He is known for his big personality and his big cowboy hat.  He also owns a local BBQ joint called 3 Stacks in Frisco, Texas. Here is what I came up with for their design:...

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  • THE LAST RECORD STORE

    Monday Jan 19 2015

      The first time I walked into Bill’s Records in 1993 looking for a U2 import, I was caught a bit off guard. I had heard from friends and college buddies at the time that this was the absolute place to go if you were an aficionado of any particular band or type of music. If you were a music lover and you wanted it, but it was hard or impossible to find, then Bill probably had it. The place was, needless to say, not what I expected. Go with me on this. My memory is a little hazy…   ...

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  • Positive Growth: Dallas’ Urban Gardens

    Thursday Dec 18 2014

    “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.”  - Oscar Wilde A quick Google search is all it takes to learn the basic information on a wonderful technique of gardening called Companion Planting. The approach can be simple enough for a beginner or can contain intricacies that only the most learned botanist can pull off. However the basic idea is the same: companion planting allows for plants to work together in a garden space to help each other not only grow, but flourish in the most optimal way possible. Tall plants, for example, provide shade and...

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  • Steak and Wine: A Match Made in Heaven

    Thursday Dec 18 2014

    There is one thing Texas is most known for the world over. It’s inarguable … intangible. It isn’t cowboys, Dallas Cowboys, or Stetsons. It isn’t even a luxurious pair of snake-skin boots. All of those staples come second to this iconic bit of state history that stands to be mentioned alongside the greatest of Lone Star hallmarks. What is it?  It’s the beef. The Lone Star State has long held a reputation for housing some of the best cuts in the world, but it was only after the Civil War that cattle actually became a growth industry in Texas. Refrigeration...

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  • LET'S CHAT ABOUT BILLY BOB'S TEXAS

    Friday Nov 21 2014

    It’s hard to say exactly where that most famous of verbiage about everything being “bigger in Texas” might have first originated from. Was it a starry-eyed traveler new to these parts; or perhaps a local cowpoke who was schooling some greenhorn on the benefits of the Lone Star State? Whoever it was, they were right on the money. Everything is bigger here, from the wide-brimmed hats to the wide-open spaces; from the rhinestone belt buckles to the saucer-sized chicken fried steaks you can feast on in Sundance Square. Texas and in particular, Fort Worth, have amassed a huge reputation for...

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  • SUNDANCE SQUARE

    Thursday Nov 13 2014

    It’s practically impossible to wander the red-bricked streets of Sundance Square and not ponder how and when the city of Fort Worth got its start. From the stones underfoot to the distinctive styling of the rooftops overhead; the city speaks volumes. Tough and leathery, with equal touches of western nostalgia, down-home charm, and lasting craftsmanship; Fort Worth has enjoyed all manner of reinventions since it was first established way back in 1849 as a Trinity River military outpost on the borders of the west Texas frontier. It’s a town rife with ghosts; but not the scary kind. These ghosts whisper...

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  • STATE FAIR REFLECTIONS

    Tuesday Oct 21 2014

    So long, Big Tex. Let's do it again next year, buddy.Another season has come and gone, dear readers. This past weekend, the 2014 State Fair of Texas closed up shop after its nearly month-long run and set some new records, both in ticket/concession sales and overall attendance. The weather was beautiful, the live music offerings were quirky and varied, and the newest food temptations were both as ridiculous as always and strangely tasty.So, now our cholesterol is a little higher; the scale is tipping a couple of pounds in the wrong direction, and we've consumed enough fried dough to last...

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  • SUD-SATIONAL

    Tuesday Oct 21 2014

    Three words, Texas Culture Hubbers: Thirty. Rotating. Drafts. It almost goes without saying that any burger and beer joint that opens in the Big D is going to have a lot to live up to, especially considering the wealth of choices and availability of good beef in the area.  However, if the youthful energy, spirited crowds and cool Greenville Ave. location are any indication,  then the freshly hatched Dallas Beer Kitchenseems to be off and running in the right way so far. The DBK features nearly three dozen selections of suds ranging from local and hard to find to globally...

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  • GREETINGS TEXAS CULTURE HUBBERS!

    Monday Oct 13 2014

    As the newest blogger to grace the hallowed grounds of the Texas Culture Hub, I thought it fitting to introduce myself a bit, give you the lowdown on where I'm coming from (literally and figuratively speaking, folks) and tell you a little bit about the fledgling posts that I'm leading off with this week. First off, like many of you, I'm a tried and true Texan. I love every nook and cranny of this great state, from the Corral Theatre in Wimberly to the legendary music (and lack of air conditioning) that emanates from Gruene Hall. This big, eccentric and utterly...

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  • WHAT IS TEX-MEX?

    Monday Oct 13 2014

    Everyone is familiar with the zesty crunch of a good plate of nachos. To the uninitiated, it could seem that these simple but delectable creations have always been with us. After all, who would need to invent a nacho? Take some cheese; put it on a deep-fried chip, top it with sour cream or guacamole, and it’s finished. But where did it actually start? A quick Google search confirms officially that it all began in Piedras Negras, Mexico in the early 1940s by a man named Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya. The story goes that Anaya threw the blessed union of cheddar...

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  • HAUNTED TEXAS

    Monday Oct 13 2014

    As the leaves begin to turn as orange as the store pumpkins, and the chills in the air become a reality, it’s time to turn our attention to that most horrifying of holidays. Whether you fancy a low-key slog through a ghostly hayride, or a pulse-pounding trip into the bowels of an eerie castle, there’s no time as frightfully delicious as Halloween. So wrap your favorite sweater just a little tighter and keep the hot chocolate close; it’s time to explore the goriest and goofiest October happenings in the Big D. Screams Just a short jaunt out of Dallas and...

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  • 100 Reasons Texas Is Twice As Awesome As Any Other State

    Monday Sep 22 2014

    Do any of these still apply?by Dallas Observer 2011The Top 100 Reasons Texas Is Twice as Awesome as Your State:1. NASA2. World class birding. Even in the middle of Dallas at White Rock Lake.3. Tex-Mex4. El Capitan5. South Padre Island (best sand castle sand in the world)6. Molly Ivins7. Ann Richards8. Taco Cabana9. Sons of Hermann Hall10. Barton Springs, Balmorhea, Krause Springs and all the rest11. When Katrina refugees needed places to stay, we took them in.12. Nolan Ryan 13. Willie Nelson14. Robert Earl Keen, Guy Clark, Billy Joe Shaver, Lyle Lovett and Townes Van Zandt15. The most popular poker game...

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  • Index Fest 2014 in Dallas, TX

    Monday Sep 22 2014

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