• Read Every Day Is Hump Day
  • Read Time To Talk About That
  • Read Focus on Texas: Saddles
  • Read Putting Down Roots
  • Read Quick Breads and Muffins


Every Day Is Hump Day

Camels, with their plodding gaits and affable charm, serve desert expeditions in Texas

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February 2021 Web Extras

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Putting Down Roots

Pass-along plants spread joy, friendship and legacies among gardeners

February 2021 Photo Contest

Focus on Texas: Saddles

Readers ride high in the saddle this month with their collection of photos


Time To Talk About That

Black History Month takes on a sense of urgency this year

Finish This Sentence

I Wish I Could …

Here are the many ways readers finished this sentence

Texas USA

A Spectacle, by George

Washington’s Birthday Celebration in Laredo has bridged cultures since 1898

Footnotes in Texas History

A Name That Sticks

Falfurrias—the butter and the town—emerged from South Texas’ King Ranch


Heroism on the High Seas

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

Footnotes in Texas History

The Scariest Bridge in Texas

The steep Rainbow Bridge connecting Port Arthur and Orange is a nightmare for some

TCP Kitchen

Quick Breads and Muffins

Fruit and chocolate together reward a baking itch

TCP Kitchen


Creative blends of vegetables and seasonings make for hearty meals

TCP Kitchen

The Main Event

Special touches and flavors make for exceptional holiday meals

TCP Kitchen

Cookie Swap

Get to know people and recipes with a sweet exchange

Hit the Road With Chet Garner

Caddo Monuments

Centuries-old sacred mounds remain from a Native American culture that thrived near Nacogdoches

Hit the Road With Chet Garner

Upscale Lodging

The Tarpon Inn embodies the historical vibe of Port A

Hit the Road With Chet Garner

Ghost Town Hangout

Terlingua’s Starlight Theatre draws a crowd

Hit the Road With Chet Garner

Road Trip Relics

The U-Drop Inn still entices travelers to pull off Route 66 in Shamrock

Energy Efficiency

Get the Most Life Out of Lightbulbs

Many conditions can shorten the life span of lights


Healthy Home Hygiene

Kill germs on common objects by cleaning and disinfecting


Winterize for Savings and Safety

A small investment of time can pay big dividends this winter


Whole-House Electrical Safety Checklist

Go through your home and ensure appliances, switches and outlets are functioning properly

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