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A Look to the Future of Texas State Parks

May 2, 2023 | By Matt Joyce

Andrew Sansom got his first job in 1959 as a lifeguard at Lake Jackson Municipal Pool in his hometown about 55 miles south of Houston.

Bigger Is Better for Ashley Kidd, 5-Time World Champion Wakesurfer

May 27, 2021 | By Pam LeBlanc

Growing up in Corpus Christi, Ashley Kidd splashed through waves on a boogie board and told her mom that one day she’d become a real surfer.

Jeweler Kendra Scott’s Journey to Entrepreneurial Icon and Star on Shark Tank

December 24, 2020 | By Kimya Kavehkar

 
There’s a term venture capitalists use to describe a private business valued at over a billion dollars: a “unicorn.” And Kendra Scott certainly fits the definition with her eponymous Austin-based jewelry company.

Stephen Harrigan on His Big and Wonderful Chronicle of Texas

November 27, 2019 | By S. Kirk Walsh

Take a Moment and ‘Think’ with Dallas Public Radio Host Krys Boyd

October 31, 2019 | By Kimya Kavehkar

Tune in to your local public radio station around lunchtime on a weekday and you’re likely to hear the dulcet voice—and sharp questions—of Krys Boyd. The host and managing editor of Dallas-based KERA’s Think delivers a one-two punch of mellow curiosity and deeply considered topics in her two-hour interview show. While she’s hosted big-name guests like actor Bryan Cranston and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, the most fascinating episodes often cover topics outside of the 24-hour news cycle. Boyd has tackled everything from spelling bees to failed spy techniques.

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