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August 2018 Web Extras

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A Slice of Heaven

A Texas historian shares a quest for a personal favorite—Key lime pie

Co-ops in the Community

Bringing Light to Bolivia

Lineworkers from Texas co-ops bring power to homes in rural Bolivia

Texas’ OPEC

The story of the strangely named and powerful Texas Railroad Commission


Telling Harvey and Others Where To Go

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

Texas History

Double Exposure

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


Classic Car Culture

Route 66 lures all, from street rods to muscle cars


Rendezvous on Route 66

The Mother Road still offers a journey through a slice of American life


East Texas Mojo

Writer Joe R. Lansdale’s gritty Pineywoods fiction captivates Hollywood and international fans


Pop and Spike

Widowed Indiana farmer moves to Texas, where new life blossoms

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?

TCP Kitchen

Your Best Grilled Cheese

This yummy, easy sandwich is beloved by most everyone—but you should see what makes these extra special

TCP Kitchen

Cake Walk

What better way to celebrate graduations, baby and bridal showers, and mom than with a luscious, beautiful homemade cake?

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

Hit the Road

Happy in Hico

Hints of history and legend pepper modern life in northern Hill Country town

Hit the Road

Presidential Aspirations

Denison invites visitors to tour Eisenhower’s birthplace

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

Energy Efficiency

Not All Air Filters Are Created Equal

Breathe easier by investing in high-quality filters


New Tech Requires New Mindfulness

Every device powered by electricity calls for safety