Jester King Brewery Adds a 2-Mile Trail to its 165-Acre Property

Jester King Brewery Adds a 2-Mile Trail to its 165-Acre Property

Even before the trail officially debuted last weekend, Jester King was a fun place to socialize while spreading out. But the new addition tap into something else Texans have been craving since March—a connection with nature.

Hop & Sting Brewing Company in Grapevine Keeps the Spirit of Giving Year-round

Hop & Sting Brewing Company in Grapevine Keeps the Spirit of Giving Year-round

The roaming pups hint to Hop & Sting’s greater mission: producing delicious beer that helps give back to the local community.

Funky Town Fridge Is Helping Fort Worth Fight Food Insecurity

Funky Town Fridge Is Helping Fort Worth Fight Food Insecurity

In Fort Worth’s Southside neighborhood sits a refrigerator painted with an image of a smiling woman holding a bowl of fruit. This refrigerator and an adjacent pantry are stocked with produce, canned goods, water, and other items free for the taking. The resource is part of Funky Town Fridge, a community fridge that was set up in late September by Fort Worth resident Kendra Richardson. 

How Bonton Farms Fed Its Community During COVID-19

How Bonton Farms Fed Its Community During COVID-19

COVID-19 unfolded as I was reporting a story about Bonton Farms for the December 2020 issue of Texas Highways. I got to witness first-hand how this business, which you can get a primer on in my article, handled the pandemic speedily and carefully.

6 Pumpkin Recipes to Try Now

6 Pumpkin Recipes to Try Now

Sure, pumpkin pie is tasty, but let’s not limit the bright-orange gourd to a brief appearance at the Thanksgiving table. As these Texas chefs and creators from top restaurants and tourist destinations prove with their innovative recipes, pumpkin can be spicy, savory, crunchy, and deep-fried, too.

Due to a Massive Fire, Greenberg Smoked Turkeys Cancels Remaining 2020 Orders

Due to a Massive Fire, Greenberg Smoked Turkeys Cancels Remaining 2020 Orders

On Friday, Nov. 6, employees at Greenberg Smoked Turkeys in Tyler were spending the busy day fulfilling orders for the company’s famed Thanksgiving turkeys. That night, an explosion in one of the freezer facilities caused a fire and brought the busiest time of year to a halt.

An Austin Walking Tour Sheds Light on America’s First Serial Killer

An Austin Walking Tour Sheds Light on America’s First Serial Killer

Miles is a former high school history teacher and the owner of Walking Tours of Austin, which specializes in local history. Miles launched his Murder Walk in April 2019, using his considerable storytelling abilities to relay the gruesome story of America’s first serial killer. Known in the press as the “Midnight Assassin” or “Servant Girl Annihilator” (the latter a nickname coined by the author O. Henry, who lived in Austin at the time), the killer took the lives of four Black servant women, one of the servant’s daughters, a Black man, and two white socialites, using axes and knives to hack and stab his victims before lobotomizing most of them with a steel rod.

How One Woman Took a European Road Trip in Texas

How One Woman Took a European Road Trip in Texas

Pasadena resident Debbie Trainor wasn’t able to visit Italy this summer like she had planned. Even though COVID-19 made international travel unlikely this year, she still wanted to take a fun, safe trip with European flair. “There’s just so much to see in this big world,” she says. “I’ve got to do something.” That’s when she got the idea to take a trip around Texas visiting cities with European names. Among the cities she planned to visit were Moscow, Paris, Dublin, Berlin, and Vienna.

Luby’s Long Goodbye

Luby’s Long Goodbye

If you grew up in Texas, you’ve probably eaten at Luby’s. And if you’ve eaten at Luby’s, your feelings about the restaurant may run surprisingly deep. While it’s been decades since I stepped inside one, my nostalgia for square fish, church clothes, and green Jell-O has been in overdrive since hearing the 73-year old Houston-based cafeteria chain is closing multiple locations and heading toward liquidation.

How 3 Companies Are Putting Ranch Water in a Can

How 3 Companies Are Putting Ranch Water in a Can

It’s nearly impossible to escape spiked seltzers. Everyone from frat boys to their moms are devoted to brands like White Claw, Truly, and Bon & Viv, which offer low-calorie, fruity, and bubbly malt beverages in a can. It’s caused such a stir, that big beer companies like Natural Light, Corona, and Bud Light have released their own lines of spiked seltzer. Now three companies have given the trend a Texas twist with canned ranch water.

Small-Town Business Spotlight: COVID-19 Inspired One DeSoto Restaurant Owner to Rebrand

Small-Town Business Spotlight: COVID-19 Inspired One DeSoto Restaurant Owner to Rebrand

For the Peaceful ThaiBinh owner ThaiBinh Ho, having a vegan restaurant was always his plan—but he didn’t want to compete with another vegan eatery located in the same plaza. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, the other restaurant scaled down and eliminated its vegan offerings. Ho saw an opportunity to fill the gap.

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