Loud and Invasive, the Monk Parakeet Charmed Its Way Into Texas Almost 50 Years Ago

Loud and Invasive, the Monk Parakeet Charmed Its Way Into Texas Almost 50 Years Ago

If you live along the coast or in any of the big metros of the Texas Triangle, you have seen or at least heard the cries of a monk parakeet.

It Wouldn’t Be Wedding Season in Texas Without the Grand March

It Wouldn’t Be Wedding Season in Texas Without the Grand March

The dance starts with our elders. Two old-timers who know what it means to spend decades together in marriage and come out wealthier in love.

Relive the Days of Arcades and Rush at the Texas Pinball Festival in Frisco

Relive the Days of Arcades and Rush at the Texas Pinball Festival in Frisco

Back in 2001, pinball was in one of its periodic downturns. New machines had dwindled almost to zero and there was only one manufacturer left on the planet.

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.

Take a Vegetarian Road Trip Through the Texas Hill Country

Take a Vegetarian Road Trip Through the Texas Hill Country

As a vegan who has lived in different parts of the country and now resides in Texas, I’m happy to see that alongside its population boom, the state has also experienced growth in its vegan food culture, especially in its largest cities.

Participants and Spectators Alike Cheer for the San Antonio River Basin Paddling Race Series

Participants and Spectators Alike Cheer for the San Antonio River Basin Paddling Race Series

For San Antonio canoeists and ultramarathon enthusiasts Marcus Monroe and Ryan Tedrow, racing beneath the skyline of their city has been a “bucket list” item since the River Walk section opened to paddlers last year.

James Beard-Nominated Chef Felipe Riccio Brings the Mediterranean to Houston at March

James Beard-Nominated Chef Felipe Riccio Brings the Mediterranean to Houston at March

Felipe Riccio is having a moment. Last month, the 31-year-old Houston chef was announced as a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef: Texas award and is receiving a lot of fanfare for his team’s beautifully designed fine-dining restaurant March, which, as he says, “tells the story of the Mediterranean” through cuisine.

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.

Satisfy Your State Fair of Texas Cravings With New Series ‘Deep Fried Dynasty’

Satisfy Your State Fair of Texas Cravings With New Series ‘Deep Fried Dynasty’

The allure of the State Fair of Texas—and particularly its renowned foods—extends well beyond the state borders.

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