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A TikTok Video Has Us Wondering: Can Persimmons Really Predict Winter Weather?

A TikTok Video Has Us Wondering: Can Persimmons Really Predict Winter Weather?

As Texas rolls deeper into autumn—and its ongoing drought—all eyes turn to the upcoming winter. What it has in store is anyone’s guess.

Annual Mermaid Festival Makes A Splash in San Marcos

Annual Mermaid Festival Makes A Splash in San Marcos

The refreshingly dark, cool interior of LaniKai Lounge & Tiki Room in San Marcos features paintings of beach scenes, a constellation of jewel-toned lights overhead, and a playlist featuring surf guitar music and retro standards, all conjuring dreams of tropical getaways.

Texas Beaches Are Awash In Baby Dolls, Messages in a Bottle, and Other Oddities

Texas Beaches Are Awash In Baby Dolls, Messages in a Bottle, and Other Oddities

An excessive amount of trash—or treasure, for some people—has been known to wash up on Texas beaches.

Think Texas Is Hot? Here Are 8 Reasons Why It’s Hotter Than You Think

Think Texas Is Hot? Here Are 8 Reasons Why It’s Hotter Than You Think

Texans are no strangers to heat, but everyone’s feeling it this summer as temperatures continue breaking records.

Absent Since 2009, Piggly Wiggly Stores Are Reappearing in East Texas

Absent Since 2009, Piggly Wiggly Stores Are Reappearing in East Texas

The excitement rises with the temperature on a sunny June morning in the East Texas town of Athens.

With a Concha Revival Underway, Here’s Where to Get the Colorful Pastries in Texas

With a Concha Revival Underway, Here’s Where to Get the Colorful Pastries in Texas

To everyone who rolled their eyes at the hybrid cronut or the gourmet over-complication of cupcakes in recent years (bakery fads: so many empty calories), we’ve got good news.

Meet Three Artists Defining Art in El Paso Right Now

Meet Three Artists Defining Art in El Paso Right Now

Drive from El Paso’s Upper Valley through downtown and east toward Socorro and you’ll undoubtedly spot colorful murals, innovative sculptures, and creative art installations.

Banking on Renewed Interest In Its History, a Crazy Water Hotel Reopens in Mineral Wells

Banking on Renewed Interest In Its History, a Crazy Water Hotel Reopens in Mineral Wells


Historic photo courtesy Crazy Water Plaza / current by Gene Fowler
Several years ago, Kelly North was living in the Dallas area when she fell under the spell of Mineral Wells.

Spring Road Trips : From Kolaches to the Comanche to the Kings Highway

Spring Road Trips : From Kolaches to the Comanche to the Kings Highway

Warm weather has arrived, and so has the urge for adventure. The first of our two-part spring road trips series takes you on three different journeys: a kolache trail that offers two different routes to find the delicious Czech pastry; a drive following the steel arrows that recall the 19th-century era of Comanche Chief Quanah Parker; and an overnight journey following the historic El Camino Real, also known as the King’s Highway.

Austin’s Driskill Hotel Marks 135 Years as a Nexus of Texas Culture, Politics, and Society

Austin’s Driskill Hotel Marks 135 Years as a Nexus of Texas Culture, Politics, and Society

At one point in 2007, I found myself between jobs and needing to come up with my half of the rent for the apartment I shared with my then-boyfriend, now husband.

Robert Bruno’s Steel House in Lubbock Keeps People Guessing

Robert Bruno’s Steel House in Lubbock Keeps People Guessing

About three weeks ago, a flurry of reports came out from the Lubbock area about the wacky and wild Robert Bruno Steel House.

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