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Finding your thrill

I sat cross-legged in the sandy dirt at the foot of a blueberry bush at a pick-your-own farm called Blueberry…

Day With the Dolphins

A sleek, gray bottlenose dolphin briefly breaks the surface of the water in a smooth, rolling motion. From my perch…

From Scraps to Souvenirs

Galveston’s Ships Mechanic Row got its name back in the 19th Century when it was an artery of the island’s…

Paddle Port O

I’m an occasional weekend paddler, launching a canoe or kayak about once a month with my trusty paddling partner and…

Keeper of the Flame

In the 1960s at his Soho building in New York City, “minimalism” icon Donald Judd would take his phone off…

It's a blast!

As visitors approach Space Center Houston, the space-themed museum located adjacent to NASA Johnson Space Center, a massive new exhibit…

Get Your Kicks (and Souvenirs)

How can one explain the neon magnetism of Route 66? Before this summer, I could quote a few lines of…

Miles of Stylle

Stylle Read took an interest in re-creating old-time Texas with colorful artwork while growing up in Lufkin in the 1950s.…

Let them Eat Fruitcake ...

My family’s love affair with the chewy and crunchy good taste of Collin Street Bakery’s DeLuxe Fruitcakes began years ago…

Favoring the Fall

A little more than 25 miles from where my feet tramped, a line of cars waited to enter Lost Maples…

The Missing Ingredient

Stepping into the brightly colored display area of the Melissa Guerra Latin Kitchen Market in San Antonio was like entering…

Nuts About San Saba

Pecans permeate the shady town of San Saba, emerging in pies, jams, and candies; infusing local coffee, beer, and steaks;…
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