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Texas History

White House Insider

Texan Edward M. House remembered as influential adviser to President Woodrow Wilson


Madroño Ranch: An Inspired Legacy

A quiet getaway on a family ranch energized writers’ creativity


Fallen Star, Rising Sun

Some topics we looked into while you were reading last month’s issue


Playing Possum

Lively and relaxing recreation on both sides of the dam make Possum Kingdom a hot spot

TCP Kitchen

Garlic: The Stinkin’ Rose

By the clove or by the bulb, this plant’s seasoning won’t be ignored

TCP Kitchen

Primo Pasta

Find yourself in hot water at mealtime? Noodles to the rescue!

TCP Kitchen


If you can resist biting into peaches every time you pick one up, they put pizzazz into these dishes

TCP Kitchen

Greens and Grains

Ingredients loaded with health benefits and great taste

Hit the Road

Rohan Meadery

Farm near La Grange turns honey and fruit into “mankind’s oldest fermented beverage”

Hit the Road

Farley Boat Works

A hands-on boat-building workshop brings (water)craft to life in Port Aransas

Hit the Road

El Paso’s Magoffin Home

Adobe hacienda hearkens to pioneering family

Hit the Road

Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail

Experience 19th-century Texas history in person and through a virtual tour

Energy Efficiency

Canning or Freezing?

Each method of food storage has its advantages and drawbacks

Energy Efficiency

Why Is My Electric Bill More Than My Neighbor’s?

Different habits lead to different electricity usage


Stay Safe Around Lightning

Ways to keep your family safe when lightning strikes

Energy News

Avoid Shams and Scams

Being cynical about that amazing offer can save you money