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After the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect in 1863, it took two and a half years for the word that…
(Fireworks explode over Waterway Square at the Memorial Day Weekend Celebration in The Woodlands./Photo courtesy of The Woodlands CVB) Memorial…

Houston to host 2017 Super Bowl

Written by | Published May 21, 2013
The Super Bowl is heading back to Houston—Super Bowl LI, to be exact.
Women take a closer look at a piece of pottery at the Rockwall Founders Day Festival, which features all-day live…
A cook-off competitor fries up his best chicken-fried steaks in Lamesa. The West Texas town of Lamesa, about 60 miles…
Some are shy on stage; others are natural performers. Some feature technical playing; others draw on their emotions. They're all…
In Houston this Saturday, March 23, from 11-2, the always zany and creative Orange Show Foundation hosts its annual Easter…

Go outdoors!

Written by | Published March 15, 2013
The Vernal Equinox and the first official day of spring—March 20—is so close we can taste it. Well, FEEL it…

Celebrating Texas' Independence Day

Written by | Published February 28, 2013
Growing up in Texas and learning about how this state became a nation for a time, I always wondered why…

Laissez les bons temps rouler, Texas style

Written by | Published February 1, 2013
Fat Tuesday isn't until Feb. 12, but why wait until then to let the good times roll? Mardi Gras events…
Families enjoy the big sleigh at Lubbock's Winter Wonderland at Vintage Township. (Texas Highways photo/Kevin Stillman) Tomorrow it will officially…

Doing my Wurst in New Braunfels

Written by | Published November 13, 2012
Tearing up the floor at Wurstfest. If you can't polka or two-step, just wait for the next Chicken Dance. It's…
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