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Austin Traditions: Texas State Capital

Austin Traditions: Texas State Capital

May 22, 2017

  One of the most iconic buildings in the state, and a crown jewel in every Texans’ heart, is the Texas State Capital. Completed in 1888, the Capital was named the 7th largest building in the world at that time. Spanning 2.25 acres of land in the heart of Austin, the iconic building has nearly 400 rooms and over 900 windows. (And of course, don’t forget to look for the Goddess of Liberty situated on the very top of the rotunda.) Recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1986, the Capital is fully functioning- it houses the chambers and offices...

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Austin Traditions: The Broken Spoke

Austin Traditions: The Broken Spoke

May 22, 2017

Photo Credit: Jay Janner | American-Statesman “Last of the true Texas dance halls, and damn sure proud of it!” -James M. White, owner A tradition as old as cowboy boots themselves, the dance halls are an irrefutable Texas tradition. And the Broken Spoke is one of the oldest in the state! Established in 1964, the Spoke is as authentic as they come. Unfamiliar with how to Texas 2-Step? Not to worry! The Broken Spoke offers dance lessons, completely open to the public. (Read more here on their website.) Once you’ve learned how to really do some boot-scootin’, all you need...

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Allens Boots Center Announces Lone Star Sponsorship of 2017 Texas Black Tie & Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball

Allens Boots Center Announces Lone Star Sponsorship of 2017 Texas Black Tie & Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball

May 22, 2017

Lucchese at Allens Boots | Austin, Texas AUSTIN, TX (Dec. 1, 2016) – Allens Boots Center, Inc. has today announced its Lone Star Sponsorship of the Texas State Society of Washington D.C.’s 2017 Texas Black Tie and Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball. The iconic boot retailer has teamed up with Lucchese Bootmaker and Stetson Hatco to officially outfit Washington D.C. in true Texas fashion.  With a combined Texas lineage of 325 years, there is no better representation of Texas style than a pair of Lucchese Boots and a Stetson hat. Allens Boots, is honored to sell the 2017 commemorative cowboy boots and hats at...

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Austin Traditions: Hamilton Pool Preserve

Austin Traditions: Hamilton Pool Preserve

May 22, 2017

Photo Credit: Destination Dripping Springs What’s a trip to Texas without taking a dip in a swimming hole?! We have just the one! Just upstream from where the Pedernales River meets Hamilton Creek, the creek overflows, spilling out over a limestone outcropping. This 50 foot drop creates a waterfall during the rainy season, feeding into the Hamilton Pool! Home to a diverse variety of vegetation and wildlife, the entire Preserve is a 232-acre piece of a 30,000-acre system of endangered species habitat. In an effort to maintain the delicate balance of wildlife and integrity of the environment, the number of visitors...

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Checklist: 5 Styles Every Boot-Lovin' Girl Must Have

Checklist: 5 Styles Every Boot-Lovin' Girl Must Have

May 22, 2017

Cowgirl boots are the perfect way to show your personality. And yes, there are SO many styles to love! Tall or short, bright stitching or exotic leather…where to begin?! Don’t panic, we broke it down for you! Here are the basic staples to any cowgirl boot collection: Fringe Cowgirl Boots Style pictured: LB-71124-VERD Fringe is a fun, flirty way to add movement to any outfit. Once a style statement for pageant western attire, fringe on cowgirl boots is becoming a mainstream idea…and we’re crazy about it! Cowgirl Boots with Color Style pictured: 10017350 Add a pop of color with your...

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