• Read Circle of Life
  • Read 2018 Holiday Recipe Contest Winners
  • Read Are Longhorns Short-Timers?
  • Read Focus on Texas: Abandoned Buildings
  • Read Waco’s Mysterious Mammoths


Circle of Life

Wreaths Across America program remembers veterans across Texas at Christmas

Web Extras

November 2018 Web Extras

Find exclusive online content from this issue

November 2018 Photo Contest

Focus on Texas: Abandoned Buildings

Don’t neglect the additional reader photos of abandoned buildings

Texas USA

Are Longhorns Short-Timers?

The fabled breed of cattle is listed as critically endangered


Pretty Paper

The story behind Willie Nelson’s classic holiday song

Texas History

World War I at the Doorstep of Texas

How border tensions and the cryptic Zimmermann telegram helped push the US into battle


Saluting Those Who Served

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


More Than Electricity

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

Texas History

Bass Reeves, Lawman Extraordinaire

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

Texas USA

Trees That Speak

Marked trees that revealed resources to nomadic Comanche still stand

TCP Kitchen

2018 Holiday Recipe Contest Winners

Featuring the very best from readers’ kitchens in the 14th annual Holiday Recipe Contest

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

Hit the Road

Waco’s Mysterious Mammoths

Massive bones discovered along Bosque River transport visitors to the Pleistocene ice age

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

Energy Efficiency

Does Your Home’s Insulation Measure Up?

Keep your home warm and your heating costs low

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

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