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An Ode to the Native Chile Pequin, the ‘Mother of All Peppers’

An Ode to the Native Chile Pequin, the ‘Mother of All Peppers’

…being a rite of passage in her kitchen growing up. Even now, she incorporates it into different dishes and regularly…

Kingwood’s In a Pickle Festival Is Kind of a Big Dill

Kingwood’s In a Pickle Festival Is Kind of a Big Dill

the adult contest by eating seven-and-a-half large Dell Dixie pickles in five minutes. There’s also a home-canning pickle contest—with home…

This Summer’s Drought Has Some Texas Flower Farmers Wilting From the Heat

This Summer’s Drought Has Some Texas Flower Farmers Wilting From the Heat

growing season to primarily spring and autumn flowers, and avoiding the summer growing season entirely. If that doesn’t work, however,…

In Praise of Tex-Mex with TV Chef Pati Jinich

In Praise of Tex-Mex with TV Chef Pati Jinich

…for her Emmy-nominated and James Beard Award-winning cooking show Pati’s Mexican Table, which opened its 11th season on PBS in…

What’s That Smell? San Antonio Zoo’s Corpse Flower Is Ready To Bloom

What’s That Smell? San Antonio Zoo’s Corpse Flower Is Ready To Bloom

…it starts growing again. “It can take eight to 10 years of growth before it has enough energy to actually…

Boerne’s Hill Country Charm and Texas-German Heritage Fuel a Weekend of Fun

Boerne’s Hill Country Charm and Texas-German Heritage Fuel a Weekend of Fun

…contributed to both a growing population and a steady stream of tourists. Boerne’s German heritage is alive and well in…

What a 500-Year-Old Tree Taught Me About Putting Down Roots

What a 500-Year-Old Tree Taught Me About Putting Down Roots

…emphasis on sturdiness. Exploration, adventure, self-fulfillment—yes. But quietly growing, year after year, in the same spot? That’s boring at best,…

Fests Up! Fall 2010

Fests Up! Fall 2010

…CookOff, the In a Pig’s Eye Dart Contest, the crowning of King Hog or Queen Sowpreme, the Hogalicious Dessert Contest,…

Everything Goes to the Dogs at the Buda Wiener Dog Races

Everything Goes to the Dogs at the Buda Wiener Dog Races

contestants more or less make a beeline toward victory. Others waste key seconds heading in another direction before finishing. Some…

Looking for a Saloon? Bandera’s Historic 11th Street Cowboy Bar Is For Sale

Looking for a Saloon? Bandera’s Historic 11th Street Cowboy Bar Is For Sale

…featured music by Cajun singer Wayne Toups, a gumbo cookoff, costume contest, and parade with 137 floats. Proceeds benefited community…

The Comanche Trail in Big Bend Recalls a Bygone Era of Tribal Raids into Mexico

The Comanche Trail in Big Bend Recalls a Bygone Era of Tribal Raids into Mexico

…to the late 1850s, when a growing population of settlers from the U.S.—many hostile to Native Americans—made routes through eastern…

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

Growing up to 5 feet long and weighing around 100 pounds, paddlefish once swam the length and breadth of the…

Fly Fishing Is Taking off in Texas Rivers

Fly Fishing Is Taking off in Texas Rivers

…tributaries of the Rio Grande, a growing number of fly fishers—armed with springy rods affixed with feathery offerings—have made their…

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

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

…“Down Home, Down the Street,” once again holds true for a small and growing number of people in the state….

Editor’s Note: You Can Go Home Again

Editor’s Note: You Can Go Home Again

El Abrazo mural by Sandra Gonzalez adorns The Rialto Hotel in downtown Laredo. While she was growing up in Laredo,…

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