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Baby Elephant Joy 0004 6356After a two-year pregnancy, the Houston Zoo's 26-year-old Asian elephant Shanti gave birth to a 305-pound female at 8:27 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12. The calf, named Joy, began to nurse within three hours.

Diego Rivera JuchitMonday mornings can be difficult. To combat that first-day-of-the-week blues, we’ll give you something to anticipate with highlights of what’s upcoming and new in the world of Texas travel.

celisMonday mornings can be difficult. To combat that first-day-of-the-week blues, we’ll give you something to anticipate with highlights of what’s upcoming and new in the world of Texas travel.

Smoked BrisketIf traversing the Chisholm Trail has upped your hankering for beef, the Texas Beef Council is happy to sate your cravings. Their website, for "Beef Loving Texans," offers recipes, stories, cooking and shopping tips, as well as nutrition information to help you find your way.

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