My mom recently sent me my writing journals she saved from when I was in first grade in 1990-1991. At first I wasn’t interested in trying to decipher my 7 year old phonetic spelling (it really is like cryptology) but after digging into it with my kids I discovered a few pretty fascinating things. First… Continue reading My Writing Journal from 1990 is a Fascinating Time Capsule
Some situations just call for country girl skills. That’s what happened this morning when a woman used apples from her lunchbox to help catch a couple of runaway horses on State Highway 130, the road with the highest speed limit in the nation. Here in Texas horses are not a rare sight, however, it’s still… Continue reading Texas Woman Uses Apples to Help Catch Horses Loose on Freeway
Seguin, Texas – The teachers, principal and staff of one south Texas elementary school are so ready for the STAAR Test that they made a super awesome music video and shared it with the world. Like schools all across the Lone Star State, Rodriguez Elementary in Seguin, Texas has been working hard to prepare for… Continue reading South Texas Elementary School Rocks Viral STAAR Test Video
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
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
With Memorial Day behind us, Summer has (un)officially begun in the Lone Star State. That means we’ll all be planning summer cook-outs, camping trips and fun vacations! Though there may be plenty of places to splash around, when it comes to waterparks, in Texas, that means Schlitterbahn. With a Schlitterbahn in nearly every part of… Continue reading 10 Surprising Facts About Schlitterbahn
Will Fredericksburg wine be the death of Fredericksburg peaches? Read on to find out the future of fruit in Fredericksburg.
Texas is really a foodie’s paradise because of all the incredible types of cuisine we have to offer. Most Texans, however, will eschew donuts for kolaches and breakfast tacos, but we shouldn’t. We have some insanely delicious donuts here in the Lone Star State. I am blessed enough to live just far enough from Round Rock… Continue reading Delicious Texas Donuts