Christian Wallace
Christian Wallace
Texas Writer

A short piece I wrote about the West Texas episode of 'Parts Unknown.' Thank you, Tony. Read the story here: Texas Monthly Photo by Jessica Lutz.
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The life and times of Myrtis Dightman, the bull rider who should've been champ. Read the July cover story here: Texas Monthly
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On a wet morning this January, I went to the liquidation sale at Alamo Village. There, I spoke with Jamie Rains, the daughter of Happy Shahan, the visionary rancher who courted Hollywood studios to film in his drought-stricken corner of
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Last June I traveled to West Texas to visit the set of The Iron Orchard, a forthcoming film based on a mostly forgotten Texas novel. I watched director Ty Roberts and his scrappy crew endure hail storms and scorching heat
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On their 60th anniversary, I went on the trail with the Prairie View Trail Ride Association. Read the story here: Amtrak's The National magazine
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Generations of Willie devotees gathered to revel in music and good times with the Red Headed Stranger in his own backyard. Read the story here: Texas Monthly
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Once upon a time, Sam and Lauren and I tried to make prickly pear margaritas. It, uh, didn't go so well. Read the story (and get the Star Light Theatre's recipe) here: Texas Monthly
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Reflections on the penultimate Texas stop of Keen and Lovett's acoustic tour. (Featuring a cameo by new friends, Linda and Bulldog.) Read the story here: Texas Monthly
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The Christian Motorcycle Association smoked briskets for the annual Memorial Day Picnic, and so I’m sitting under an elm in Lakeside Park, gnawing on gristle. To my right at the end of the bench, Granddad rests in the only
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For the March issue of Texas Monthly, I wrote about our subpar state song, and why it's time we find a different tune. Read the story here: Texas Monthly
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