Building Community in the East Texas Town of Athens

May 2, 2023 | By Regina L. Burns

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

June 13, 2022 | By Paul McDonnold

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

Netflix’s ‘Cheer’ Returns to the Mat for Season 2

January 12, 2022 | By Natalie Moore

Trigger Warning: This post touches on the sexual misconduct allegations against former Navarro College cheerleader, Jerry Harris.

15 Small Texas Towns to Visit Now

July 31, 2019 | By

There was a time when most Texans lived over yonder. But over the past century, the percentage of Texans living in rural areas versus urban areas flipped: Today, 85 percent of us live in cities, while only 15 percent live in the country, according to the Texas Demographic Center.

Tour the World in Texas

July 24, 2019 | By Michael Corcoran

Texas is perhaps the most self-contained state in the union, with the mindset of an island continent: Anything you need, you can get right here. That includes the itinerary of a world traveler. To visit Paris, London, Palestine, Athens, and Dublin, your gas card is the only passport needed. Borders crossed: zero.

Abundance of Goods

January 20, 2017 | By Phil West

When Athens voters decided to make the town wet in 2012, one couple in Austin —Bess and Mike Suarez—took particular notice.

Daytripper: Athens

June 20, 2016 | By Chet Garner

Many travelers will spend thousands of dollars for a ticket to the Mediterranean to discover historic architecture, splash in blue waters, dine on amazing food, and gaze upon heart-stopping views.

Gone Fishing

August 18, 2014 | By Terri Schexnayder

Casting my line into the water, I smiled to think I was no bigger than the little girl across from me when I last tried my hand at fishing.

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