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It's a Wrap!

The first thing you should know about San Antonio’s Tamales! festival is that it’s not only about tamales. In fact,…

Hot Chocolate with a Kick

I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for Hugo’s, the decade-old restaurant in the heart of Houston’s hip Montrose…

There's No Place Like Floore's

It’s been 50 years, give or take, since a clean-shaven, copper-locked singer-songwriter from up past Waco first took the stage…

Texas by Bus

  My first trip on a Greyhound bus wasn’t planned. In western New Mexico, my aging sedan had broken down,…

The Dallas Farmers Market

Farmers markets are obvious attractions for serious foodies in search of fresh produce, locally sourced cheese and meat, and artisanal…

Stamps of Approval

My parents went to the Texas Centennial Exposition, and all they brought me were these six miniature Centennial stamps. Not…

Amazing in Autumn

  From my shady perch on a high, breezy ridge, I scanned wooded slopes and rocky ledges fading to blue…

Fried and True

The woman at the next table whispered something to me. “Anchovy paste,” she said.

The Great, Grape Plains

A  six-foot steel sculpture of a corkscrew marks the entrance to McPherson Cellars in downtown Lubbock. Inside, the modern theme…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Stephenville

Few things are as intertwined with the image of Texas as the cowboy. Whether driving the long, dusty trail or…

Georgia O'Keeffe: Canyon and Sky

The room where artist Georgia O'Keeffe lived in Canyon south of Amarillo was so tiny it held only an iron…

JFK: Some things you never forget

I was sitting at the lunch counter of Coots’ Drugstore, at the corner of Marsh Lane and Walnut Hill Road…
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