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J. Frank Dobie (1888–1964), folklorist and writer about open-range days

Linda Ellerbee (b. 1944), journalist, correspondent, reporter

Horton Foote (b. 1916), author and playwright

Patricia Highsmith (b. 1921), writer, author of Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley

Robert E. Howard (1906–1936), author of the Conan stories, and other pulp adventure tales.

Christopher Hudgens (b. 1977), painter, graphic artist

Molly Ivins (b. 1944), political commentator, journalist, and author

Stanley Marsh 3 (b. 1938), millionaire, artist, philanthropist

Larry McMurtry (b. 1936), Pulitzer Prize winning author of Lonesome Dove

Katherine Anne Porter (1890–1980), journalist, essayist, novelist

Robert Rauschenberg (b. 1925), painter, sculptor, graphic artist

Liz Smith (b. 1923), syndicated columnist

Sergio Troncoso (b. 1961), author of The Last Tortilla and Other Stories, and The Nature of Truth

Donald Judd (1928–1994), sculptor,