• Read More Than Electricity
  • Read The Great Pumpkin
  • Read Preying at a House of Worship
  • Read Focus on Texas: Clocks
  • Read Bass Reeves, Lawman Extraordinaire


More Than Electricity

Through programs and projects, co-ops prove ‘they are the fabric of the community’

Web Extras

October 2018 Web Extras

Find exclusive online content from this issue

Texas USA

The Ballad Hunter

John Avery Lomax collected thousands of early American cowboy, folk and spiritual songs

October 2018 Photo Contest

Focus on Texas: Clocks

Got a second? Check out additional reader photos of clocks—it’s well worth your time


Preying at a House of Worship

When killer bees take over a historic church, all hell breaks loose

Texas History

Bass Reeves, Lawman Extraordinaire

Could the West’s first African-American deputy marshal have inspired the Lone Ranger?


Plowing Ahead

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

Texas USA

Trees That Speak

Marked trees that revealed resources to nomadic Comanche still stand


Hill Country Ramble

Culture and fun in this scenic swath of Central Texas

Texas History

Double Exposure

Unexplained coincidence prompts photographer’s reunion with couple at Cadillac Ranch

TCP Kitchen

The Great Pumpkin

Carving these large squashes is fine, but eating them is the real treat

TCP Kitchen

All Hail the Cookie Jar

It’s OK to get caught with your hand in this cookie jar, where you’ll find the best treats our readers have to offer

TCP Kitchen

The Secret to Salsa

With temperatures sweltering, we raise the bar with another kind of heat

TCP Kitchen

How Do You Like Your Shrimp?

You can never have too many options when it comes to serving Gulf shrimp, right?

Hit the Road

Go With the Flow

A visit to the Laredo Water Museum is an immersion in the wonders of the Rio Grande

Hit the Road

Houston, We Have a Road Trip

Bay Area Houston offers a glimpse at Mars and a historic battleground

Hit the Road

Lolling Around Luling

Town with tough reputation still basks in benevolence of its oil history

Hit the Road

Redemption in the Desert

A last-minute escape to Marathon offers inviting surprises

Energy Efficiency

Fall Home Maintenance and Prep

Is your home in tiptop shape for the changing seasons?


Plan Your Fire Escape Strategy

Developing a plan now can keep your family safe in an emergency

Energy Efficiency

Top Five Energy Users in Your Home

A starting point for savings


Summer Safety Hodgepodge

Protect yourself—from the sun, from insects and around fireworks

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