Owning your own business is a dream shared by many Americans, but when one man decided to open a donut shop in Missouri City, Texas, he found himself by-and-large without many customers, and his dream perilously close to dissolving. However his fortunes have changed, with the help of one tweet. Austin-based photographer Billy By saw… Continue reading Heart Wrenching Tweet Has Huge Impact on Small Business Owner in Texas.
Austin-based artist V… Vaughan has been painting oil on canvas for 17 years now. I covered her work for an article I wrote for Wide Open Country last year, and she has recently come out with a piece that is causing quite a stir. “‘Buffalo, USA’ [is] my working title.” V… Vaughn posted in an… Continue reading Check Out This Incredible Painting Done by Texas Artist V… Vaughan
Technology has absolutely exploded in the past few decades, making life today unrecognizable from what it was only 50 years ago. Technological advances have changed everything from everyday communication to how nations conduct warfare. Progress is incredible, as long as we don’t forget the lessons of the past. I’m part of the odd, half generation… Continue reading THIS is What Our Grandparents Did Right
Here we are approaching the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and I don’t know about y’all, but in my neck of the woods folks have been sporting red white and blue for two weeks already. My family and I have embarked on a road trip that will take us all the… Continue reading From Sea to Shining Sea…Well, Almost.
There are certain truths about life that Texans just know better than others. For example, the fires of hell are not hotter than a seatbelt buckle in the Summer. No one is friendlier than Big Tex, and jackalopes happen when a cottontail falls in love with a whitetail. Here are a few truths that Texans… Continue reading Lessons From a Texan
When Austin-based movie brewhouse Alamo Drafthouse announced they would be hosting a women-only screening of the new Wonder Woman movie, it caused something of an uproar. Angry men who had previously had zero interest in seeing the Wonder Woman movie suddenly were up in arms about sexist discrimination. Personally, I could not give a single… Continue reading Austin Mayor Steve Adler Trolls This Misogynist Perfectly
Might as well face it, you’re addicted to Pinterest. Where else would you go to find a recipe for whiskey bacon wrapped fried stuffed jalapeños? Or 10 exercises to get a natural butt lift? Or 15 new ways to reuse old wine bottles? That one actually might be useful now that I think of it… Continue reading Stupid Pinterest Projects You Shouldn’t Try