Written by Lois Rodriguez
When Dodie Stillman started to recognize her growing fascination with the art of beekeeping, it was just that. But there’s a Texas Highways connection that propelled her into the beekeeping world four years ago. Now, this weekend, she is showing her blue-ribbon honey at the State Fair of Texas.
When you wonder, or someone asks, “What’s for dinner?” You can say pancakes. Yep. Even if you don’t think it qualifies as dinner, today is National Pancake Day. On this day, where pancakes are concerned, anything goes.
Texas Highways magazine won 21 awards, including Magazine of the Year, at the annual International Regional Magazine Association's conference this week in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The awards recognize excellence in general-interest, regional publishing. Each year, magazines from across the United States and Canada compete in 28 categories.
In June Naylor’s story on Graham’s historic downtown square, you find out how to explore local heritage and culture. That’s not to say, however, that Graham is all about the past. That’s hardly the case, in fact: Much of the author’s time in Graham included exploring today’s homegrown scene, the contemporary diversions that keep a small town lively. Here’s a look at some of the modern distractions that help fill a busy trip to Graham, with almost everything situated on the charming downtown square.
On any given day, Mary Stamm performs minor (and not so minor) miracles in Dallas. Working as a concierge at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, that’s her job—and it’s never dull. In her three decades at the Mansion, she has guided guests to restaurants, museums, and other points of interest in Dallas and beyond, and she has some special tales to tell, too—though she’ll never name names.
It’s always worthwhile to make your way to one of the state’s illustrious art museums with holdings that rival collections across the globe. But keep your eyes open for the bonus art that you happen upon – public art.
Kolaches never go out of style, but if it’s kolache fellowship you seek, September is the time to find it. WestFest kicks off the festivities on Labor Day Weekend, followed by Caldwell’s Kolache Festival and Hallettsville’s Kolache Fest closes out the month.
Labor Day weekend is like one last quick blip of summer after the school year starts. Texans surely know how to make the most of it. There are plenty of holiday festivities throughout the state, and here are a few.
“It’s impolite to ask a person where they are from. If they are from Texas, they will tell you. If they are not from Texas, it’s not nice to embarrass them,” the late journalist and author John Gunther once quipped. And he’s right. Besides, there are easier ways to tell if you’re dealing with a true Texan.
There’s a big production tonight, and it’s in the skies. Join the millions of eyes that will be looking upward for what is expected to be a brilliant showing of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Many parks and observatories across the state also will be geared up for what astronomers predict will be an especially good year to view the phenomenon.