personal essay

Author May Cobb Just Can’t Quit East Texas

May 18, 2021 | By May Cobb

This is the setting of my childhood in Longview, an East Texas town sandwiched between Marshall and Kilgore on U.S. Highway 80. It holds unimaginable beauty, but also dark secrets that won’t keep speaking to me.

One Travel Writer’s Journey to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine Led to One of Her Most Memorable Texas Trips

April 6, 2021 | By Cynthia J. Drake

Hitting the road from Austin to West Texas in March, my family felt excited and a little nervous—like we were pulling off some tremendous caper. My husband and I were on our way to get our first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

A Former Astroworld Employee Reminisces About the Most Coveted Summer Job in Houston

December 24, 2020 | By Marcus J. Guillory

Luby’s Long Goodbye

September 11, 2020 | By Jill Coody Smits

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.

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