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On March 2, 1836, 59 delegates gathered at Washington-on-the-Brazos to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence, setting in motion a series of battles that would lead to Texas’ independence from Mexico. Cities and towns throughout Texas will celebrate the occasion on March 2 (see “Events” at for a lengthy list), but two caught our eyes for their unusual nature.

Published in Blog: Events

This salad hails from the Gristmill River Restaurant in Gruene. Note that the tenderloin is marinated only briefly. If you like, refrigerate the remaining marinade, reserving it for other cuts of meat (most will require longer marinating); just be sure to use it within a couple of days.

One of the many pleasures of a small town is that you can see the moon rise. On a warm June evening, a silver crescent climbs above the landmark water tower that signals the presence of Gruene to the outside world.

Published in TRAVEL
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