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  • Read Focus on Texas: Portraits
  • Read Easing Life’s Baggage


Channel Your Inner Scientist

Opportunities abound for Texans to augment impactful research

Power of Our People

Easing Life’s Baggage

Flush with bags, a college student finds new ways to support foster youths through difficult transitions

Web Extras

August 2021 Web Extras

Find exclusive online content from this issue


TDA Takes Texas Worldwide Through GO TEXAN

The new online market highlights the best of Texas-made products, from barbecue sauce to boots

August 2021 Photo Contest

Focus on Texas: Portraits

Readers catch close-ups of people they know or have encountered around the state


Pools in the Pasture

Summers on a ranch promise swimming in stock tanks

Texas USA

A School Was Here

Memory lane leads to an abandoned Piney Woods schoolyard created by the Rosenwald Fund

Footnotes in Texas History

Stolen Words

While in Texas, author Nelson Algren was a man with a thieving arm

Finish This Sentence

I Always Laugh When My Dad …

Here are the many ways readers finished this sentence


Keeping Score and Keeping Cool

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

TCP Kitchen

Kids Cooking

Youngsters in the kitchen help make family meals truly rewarding

TCP Kitchen

Ice Cream and Sorbets

Churn out flavorful treats that are sure to take the edge off a Texas summer

TCP Kitchen


Sliced is nice, but you can also bake them into saucy desserts and other treats

TCP Kitchen

Potluck Dishes

It’s all about sharing, including family favorites such as baked beans from author Toni Tipton-Martin’s award-winning cookbook

Hit the Road with Chet Garner

Head Honcho

The barbacoa at Vera’s in Brownsville rises to the occasion

Hit the Road with Chet Garner

A Serious Undertaking

Houston funeral museum pays its respects to the inevitable

Hit the Road With Chet Garner

Deep Dip

Wimberley’s seemingly bottomless Jacob’s Well invites a plunge

Hit the Road With Chet Garner

Used Cars

Visit Amarillo’s Cadillac Ranch to leave your mark on an art shrine

Energy Efficiency

Keep Cool This Summer Without Blasting Cold Air

Easy strategies can minimize the need for AC

Energy Efficiency

Change Habits To Beat the Peak

Consider simple adjustments to electricity use to help save on your bill


Preparing for Disasters

Planning ahead helps keep your family safe


Remember Electrical Safety This Month

Review household hazards and ways to keep them at bay

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