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Read Gone But Not Forgotten

Gone But Not Forgotten

Childhood memories sometimes clash with today’s science


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Read Trolling for Options

Trolling for Options

Scale back on your usual holiday fare and turn to the sea for a change

  • Blessed by Cake

    Many rituals and traditions are made complete by sharing this dessert

  • 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


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Read Deck the Bows at the Kemah Boardwalk

Deck the Bows at the Kemah Boardwalk

Lighted boat parade past amusement park helps kick off holiday season

  • Relics and Regaling in Brady

    This antique store is like a museum where everything is for sale, though the history lessons are free

  • 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


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Read Energy-Efficient Gift Ideas

Energy-Efficient Gift Ideas

Smart holiday gifts can offer year-round savings