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Sweet on Susie’s

The first thing I notice when I walk in the door at Susie’s South 40 Confections is the unmistakably sweet…

Daytripper: Grapevine

If you’ve ever visited Grapevine in December, then you know why it’s called the Christmas Capital of Texas.” However, year-round…

The Spice of Life

Around lunchtime on Galveston Island, there are few places I’d rather be than bellied up to the long, communal table…

A Texas Bucket List

In a few weeks, I’ll become a first-time grandmother when my daughter gives birth to a son, who will go…

A Day at the Beach

In a family-vacation photo taken in the early 1900s, a family of seven poses at the edge of the surf…

Counter Culture

I’m standing with my wife and young son in front of Nostalgia Antiques/Soda Fountain in Bowie, a town some 47…

Hometown Roy

It’s not likely that many people stumble on Wink. the tiny Permian Basin town (population 940) is indeed “the middle…

One-Stop Chinatown

It takes a sense of adventure, as well as an adventurous palate, to explore ethnic dining areas as vast and…

Finding Fort Stockton

For decades, I’ve passed through Fort Stockton on countless road trips out west, stopping for gas and great Tex-Mex—and to…

Wild West Wine Bar

Imagine yourself in Fort Stockton’s adobe Grey Mule Saloon, around 1894. Sidle up to the bar and order a shot…

Holiday Travel

As you make travel plans for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, consider this - you probably shouldn't travel on Wednesday! It's…

The Accidental Ornament

This December, when I string my lights and trim my tree and light my menorah, I have four new friends…
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