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Given the ubiquity of cell phones today, it’s hard to believe photographers once carved out a living taking novelty pictures of kids in goat carts.
When I was growing up in and around Fort Worth, Dickies was ubiquitous. Eating biscuits and gravy on Saturdays at the Bronco Café in my then-small hometown of Mansfield, I’d watch local ranchers and farmers clad in Dickies pants and dirt-covered boots read the local paper over coffee.
“Plogging” has been gaining popularity in the U.S. within the last few years. The term comes from the Swedish word plocka upp, meaning “pick up,” and “jogging.” Plogging isn’t limited to jogging—people can plog while walking, hiking, cycling, and kayaking. Cities such as Galveston, Dallas, Austin, and Houston have already seen organized plogging events over the last couple of years.
A few nights stay inside one of these Texas shipping containers could inspire your participation in the tiny homes movement, if not just allow for a great weekend getaway.
Near the confluence of Bear and Onion creeks on a 20-acre ranch in far south Austin, I’m touring the fermentation room of Texas Keeper Cider, surrounded by stacks of tubs full of pale yellow and deep gold apple juice, which will soon become some of the state’s finest hard cider. Next door is the taproom, housed in a 19th-Century church/schoolhouse.
If some of Texas’ historic bank-turned-hotel walls could talk, they would tell stories of wealth and loss.
The window display of Búho’s downtown Brownsville storefront features a recently released Jodi Picoult novel, a Spanish translation of Deepak Chopra’s How to Know God, and the Dr.
Beer isn’t all that’s rolling off the production line at the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner these days.