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I Think I Canton

Each November, my credit card starts trembling as I begin to contemplate the blank canvas that is my holiday shopping list. I, long ago, put…
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Gorgeous Gourds

As soon as pumpkins start popping up at stores, our keen drive to want to carve them, paint them, and just get creative with them…
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Power up!

Once a rural suburb 30 miles north of Dallas, Frisco is now a burgeoning mini-city of its own. As the home of the Double-A Frisco…
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Daytripper: San Angelo

On a map, San Angelo sits somewhere between the Hill Country and West Texas. But what the map doesn’t show is that this town also…
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Make Time for Tea Cakes

In her new cookbook From Tea Cakes to Tamales: Third-Generation Texas Recipes, journalist and former Texas Highways editor Nola McKey returns to her roots as…
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Singing a Story

It’s Wednesday evening at Cheatham Street Warehouse. Open guitar cases are scattered throughout the neon-lit barroom, the sign-up sheet for the weekly Songwriters’ Circle has…
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The Early Bird’s Reward

When nature enthusiasts think of the Rio Grande Valley, they most often picture the glimmering resacas and moss-hung forests of destinations like the Santa Ana…
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Leave it to Bevers

When in need of sustenance on my frequent travels around Texas, I seek out local places—establishments where I know the food will be fresh and…
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Hispanic Heritage Month

Today kicks off the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a chance to celebrate the many ways Hispanic Americans, who were among the original Texans,…
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Quiz: Are You a True Texan?

“It’s impolite to ask a person where they are from. If they are from Texas, they will tell you. If they are not from Texas,…
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Got Matcha?

Just when it seemed like coffee couldn’t get any hotter, a green alternative started to emerge in cafés all over the country—matcha, a type of…
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The Dirt on the Soap

It’s 9 a.m. on a Saturday, and most of the farm chores have already been done.
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Walking to the Water

My friend Callie and I had been hearing about Gorman Falls—the 70-foot waterfall that’s the centerpiece of Colorado Bend State Park—for the past few years.…
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Brushing up on History

Within a few minutes’ walk of downtown Austin’s bustling Sixth Street entertainment district and historic Congress Avenue, a trio of museums at the city’s Brush…
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Performance Aplenty

Houston’s history as a theater town dates to the early years after the Texas Revolution. By 1838, even before the first church had been built,…
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Lost – and Found

When my family moved to Texas from Michigan in the summer of 2014, I was still reeling from the loss of my mother, gone suddenly…
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State Parks Get Spooky

What's a little Zombie Apocalypse between friends? Spend a Friday evening at Galveston Island State Park in October and find out!
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Hauntings and History

It’s a warm evening, and I’ve joined a group of about 20 people gathering inside the breezeway of a two-story building a block or so…
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Readers' Choice: Texas' Top 40 Comfort Food Hot Spots

Asking readers for their favorite comfort foods seems a lot like asking someone to name a favorite grandchild—the answers frequently come in a flood of…
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