Kristin Ellertson

Stories

Smokin’

Can your backyard brisket taste as good as the meat you’d get at your favorite barbecue joint? Bill Karau, a native of Pittsburg, thinks so. There’s only one catch—you’ve got to use one of his pits.

Made in Texas

What weighs 32,000 pounds and is more than thirty feet tall? The largest DNA in the state.

Let the Games Begin

Amateur athletes from across the state will have a chance to dream big at the Winter Games of Texas.

A Beautiful Mind

Terry Stickels is combining his love of puzzles with spreading awareness of Alzheimer’s disease in his new book, The Big Brain Puzzle Book .

Texas Palette

Texas City–native Opie Otterstad discusses painting sports figures, being a Texan, and signing bats.