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August 2021 Photo Contest

Focus on Texas: Portraits

Readers catch close-ups of people they know or have encountered around the state

Deep lines and wrinkles tell a person’s story, but a twinkle of the eye or sly smile makes us wonder what more there is to tell. Whether carefully posed or caught spontaneously, these Texans have great heads on their shoulders.

Paul Holland, Pedernales EC: James Hinkley, an artist and longtime resident of the Panhandle who now lives in Leander.

Michele Tech, United Cooperative Services: “We never miss a chance to stop in Luckenbach. Life is good there.”

Patsi Tindel, Lamar Electric: “This man is known for his outstanding barbecue.”

Web Extra: Stanley Brown, San Bernard EC: Elidia Ramirez— “the face of mischief not yet done.”

Web Extra: Janvier Werner, CoServ: “Our granddaughter preparing for her flower girl duties in her aunt’s wedding.”

Web Extra: Lin Mayberry, Trinity Valley EC: “I caught this glimpse of my husband deep in thought.”

Web Extra: Terry Vaughn, Pedernales EC: “My grandson checking the old tractor.”

Web Extra: Daryl Snively, Pedernales EC: Scout.

Web Extra: John Hobbs, Bryan Texas Utilities: Hobbs’ granddaughter, Natalie, saying her bedtime prayers.

Web Extra: Cindy Friedrichs, Pedernales EC: A Fredericksburg cowboy.

Web Extra: Catalin Thompson, Hamilton County EC: “A young man earnestly seeking the truth.”

Web Extra: Monica Rasco, Pedernales EC: “A fun photo of my grandson, Charlie.”

Web Extra: Christy Huddleston, Farmers EC: “Kennedy Bray (21 months old), a little anxious about going swimming. Photographed by her cousin Braylee Huddleston (13 years old).”