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Just Like Mom ’n’ Them Had

Jefferson man writes the book on America’s iconic metal lawn chairs

Texas USA

Taylor’s Twain

Circleville Philosopher entertained small-town newspaper readers with satire


Word From Afar

Some of the topics we looked into while you were reading last month’s issue

Texas History

The Winchester Quarantine

Texas ranchers turned to rifles when deadly tick-borne disease threatened their herds

Co-ops At Work

Serving Their Neck of the Woods

United Cooperative Services’ efficient work allows giraffe birth video to proceed

Texas USA

Concrete Example

One of several unlikely ships now resides in Galveston


Broadband Across Texas

Co-ops keep rural communities competitive by offering high-speed internet service

Texas History

Diplomacy on the Pedernales

LBJ’s first official dinner was a barbecue in Texas


Home on the Range

Texas Master Naturalist volunteers help preserve natural heritage

Texas History

Blizzard of 1957

Howling winds drive deep drifts across Panhandle

TCP Kitchen

Tailgating Favorites

Add these blue-chip dishes to your roster for the coming season

TCP Kitchen

Some Like It Hot

If you’ve never met a pepper you didn’t like, keep reading

TCP Kitchen

Texas Gulf Shrimp

Prized seafood comes up big in co-op kitchens

TCP Kitchen

Spectacular Sandwiches

Readers’ creative fixin’s stack up nicely

Hit the Road

A Lake in the Desert

I-20 Wildlife Preserve offers unexpected nature viewing in the shadow of downtown Midland

Hit the Road

Lumbering in Lufkin

Enjoy national forests of this East Texas landscape

Hit the Road

Panhandle Prosperity

Childress bustles its way to historic restoration and retail reinvention

Hit the Road

Present Day Past

Marking history in Comanche


Get Ready!

National Preparedness Month offers reminder to plan ahead

Energy Efficiency

Oven-Free Summer Cooking

Countertop appliances offer a cooler way to prepare meals


Prevent Power Line Problems

Downed power lines can pose hidden, deadly hazards

Energy Efficiency

Heat and Cool Efficiently

Simple steps keep your HVAC system running smoothly