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Let’s face it: The city that produced the Astrodome and the Space Center has a reputation for focusing on the…

The Doctor Is In

The door opens, and in strides a woman in dark blue scrubs. The doctor is in.

Sister Act

"You need a dose of Farley Girls,” came the recommendation from a wise Galvestonian that Saturday morning.

A Moveable Feast

After cooking gumbo for 30 years, I’ve developed some rituals when it comes to tailoring my recipe to the seasons.…

A Century of Seafood

Not even 10 years old when my parents treated me to my first meal at Gaido’s, the famous restaurant on…

Way Out West

Just a few hours into our first visit to Rancho Loma, it was clear that my husband and I were…

European Flavor in Bay City

Soft recessed lighting and exposed brick walls, smooth jazz on the sound system, and the mouthwatering aroma of butter and…

A Dark & Stormy Twist

On my first visit to the Railean Distillery’s new Buccaneer Bar—which opened the weekend of September 19 last year to…

Hico Hideaway

For my husband and me, Hico has become a hideaway destination when we seek rest and relaxation. Time was when…

Slow and Steady

A busy work week behind us, my husband and I headed west from Fort Worth late on a Friday afternoon…

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…

How Sweet It Is!

People tasting fresh-squeezed orange and grapefruit juices from the Rio Grande Valley often use adjectives such as “luscious” and “ambrosial.”…
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