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Western Exposure

The photographs of Erwin E. Smith, cowboy photographer

Trolling for Options

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

Out for the Count

Annual Christmas Bird Count provides thrills for birders, valuable data for Audubon conservation efforts

Focus on Texas: Trains, Planes & Automobiles

You’ve arrived at a place where motion pictures take on a whole new meaning

Confessions of a Head Busboy

A street gang cut me some slack because of how I settled the silverware standoff

Texas Stories

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Sentries to a Mystery

Scant remains hint at Fort Phantom Hill’s days as a frontier post


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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

  • 2013 Holiday Recipe Contest

    Sponsored by the Texas Pecan Board


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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

  • Fort Stockton

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


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Recharging Your Body and Your Ride

Bluebonnet EC helps install vehicle charging stations at resort hotel