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By Patty Bushart, Jill Campbell Jordan

Karl Komatsu is President and CEO of the architectural firm that bears his family’s name, a leader in design-build management, interior design, and historic preservation.

Features

Tumbleweed
Does being a native Houstonian qualify me as a native Texan? I couldn’t answer that…
Texans One and All

Whether a “from-here” or “come-here” Texan wanting to appreciate the diversity of your great state,…

Local

Menard Irrigation ‘Ditch’ Dates Back to 1757

Underground treasure potential has lured sailors and seekers to Texas for centuries. Whether it was…

Norway on the Bosque

A LONG A WINDING CREEK northeast of Waco, Texas, the Cleng Peerson Memorial Highway leads from the hamlet…

Preserving Tradition and Promoting Culture at Asia Times Square

At the Pearl, one group of diners converses animatedly in Vietnamese. At the next table…

Houston’s Mahatma Gandhi District Celebrates South Asian Culture

Chef Kaiser Lashkari’s Himalaya Restaurant wasn’t the first eatery in what is now known as…

The Dutch Oven

Cooking on the Texas Frontier

Sailing on Faith

As with many European groups who faced religious oppression in the middle nineteenth century, the…

Panna Maria in Texas

In December 1854, a bedraggled group of peasants from Poland gathered beneath a live oak…

Life

The Pluck of the Irish

The Emerald Isle Comes to the Lone Star State

Beehive Brothers

Iranian-born Esfandiarys serve up traditional West Texas fare with the best of them

Green Pastures at Green’s Sausage House

German and Czech Immigrants Established Cultural Roots That Thrive Today

It Takes a Village

C ome December, the place to intimately know Christmas and all of its meaning is the…

Costumes of the Americas Museum

A celebration of color, shape, and texture greets the view of visitors to a unique cultural…

A Cultural Collection of Asian Treasures

A Dallas real estate tycoon who never had the chance to attend college and his…

The Germans’ Journey to Boerne

In the 1840s Germany was plagued with overpopulation. There was barely enough farmland to raise…

Legacy

Texas’ Diverse History of Immigration

T he draw of Texas—a mythic place of ample land and opportunity—is well known today. However,…

Finding Fayette County

Glance at a Fayette County map, and you’ll see German and Czech community names dotting…

80 John Wallace

I t’s an irony, no doubt, that the men’s correctional institution operating since 1994 in Mitchell…

One Patient at a Time, One Painting at a Time

O n an October afternoon among tree-lined heights of Canadian, Texas, a hint of fall in…

The Past and Present in Seguin, Texas

N ostalgia remains alive and well in Seguin, Texas, 181-year-old seat of Guadalupe County. Visitors to…