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Surprises in Plano

Written by | Published December 3, 2008
My husband, Randy, and I spent most of this past Thanksgiving holiday visiting his folks in Plano, a north Dallas…

Show Us Your Tex-Mex

Written by | Published November 26, 2008
The December issue's Top Tables article on old-school Tex-Mex restaurants—"Candy or Sherbet?"—makes my taste buds crave that extra cheesy enchilada…

Sarah's on the Square

Written by | Published November 25, 2008
I make the trek up to the Red River and beyond on I-35 several times a year to visit family…

Plexiglass Menagerie

Written by | Published October 28, 2008
I finally checked off a longstanding item on my Texas travel to-do list. I'd been wanting to visit the Dallas…

Victory at Last

Written by | Published October 27, 2008
In Dallas' trendy Victory Park development, the new American Airlines Center— with its modern architecture and enormous exterior video monitors…

Farewell, Mobil—Hello, Giovanni!

Written by | Published October 16, 2008
My reliable neighborhood full-service Mobil gas station/garage is no more. Left in its place, in the parking lot, is a…

Tips for ACL Fest

Written by | Published September 25, 2008
This is my third year to attend the Austin City Limits Music Festival, now in its seventh year, and I…

Take That, Tomato!

Written by | Published September 23, 2008
In February 2007, I wrote a story about Central Market's cooking classes, a piece that was a blast to research,…

It's not the destination, but the journey....

Written by | Published September 23, 2008
I'm always looking for roadside surprises on our frequent trips from Austin to visit family and friends in Hico and…

Chillin' in Palo Duro Canyon

Written by | Published September 19, 2008
If you haven't seen the Texas pageant in Palo Duro Canyon State Park, it offers an unexpected opportunity to relax.…

Backstage at Willie's Place

Written by | Published September 19, 2008
Experience now tells me that no building can contain the legendary persona of Willie Nelson. I say this in spite of…

Tony Bennett in San Antonio

Written by | Published September 19, 2008
No one enjoys working like Tony Bennett does. The American music icon drew an amazingly diverse crowd to San Antonio's…
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