Tall Tales

Get acquainted with some of the state’s legendary trees with wondrous stories to tell

Blessed by Cake

Many rituals and traditions are made complete by sharing this dessert

Texas Reads

Six books we think readers might embrace

Focus on Texas: Family

Clearly, love for family is something we all can relate to

Where Quarter Horses Get Their Mettle

Steel Dust and his lineage prove ideal for whole range of tasks

Texas Stories

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Making the Case for Happy Endings

It seems that books with humor and upbeat characters are a rare treat these days


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Staff Favorites

We put our special recipes to the test before sharing them with readers

  • Just Chill

    Summer plans needn’t be put on ice because of the heat, just the refreshments, including homemade peach ice cream

  • Start With Rosemary

    Ready supply of garden-fresh produce lends to variety of ingredients in roasted vegetable soup recipe

  • Take it Outside!

    June is a good time for a party dish shared outdoors

  • 2013 Holiday Recipe Contest

    Sponsored by the Texas Pecan Board


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Drive-By Chronicles

Make your way from Sam Houston to Bugs Bunny, one historical marker at a time

  • East Texas Autumn

    Martin Dies Jr. State Park: Nature preserve near Jasper beckons as trees along B.A. Steinhagen Lake sprinkle Piney Woods with bursts of fall colors

  • Abilene

    How a kids’ book character helps draw noted author and illustrator William Joyce and the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature to West Texas

  • Fort Stockton

    Just south of Interstate 10 lie remnants of namesake Army base and resting spot for frontier travelers

  • The Magical History Tour: Part I

    Follow your inquisitive spirit along the Texas Heritage Trails


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Lighten the Laundry Load

Combine clean clothes and energy savings with these helpful hints