Patricia McConnico

Stories

Happy Trails

Need a little R&R? Head to Port Aransas for a lazy weekend of shelling, sunning, and sea breezes.

Books That Cook

Black Tie and Blue Jeans: Cooking on the Llano Estacado

On the Water Front

Summer’s blast furnace is firing up. Luckily, Texas is a paradise of spring-fed pools, sparkling beaches, and more. Here are our picks for the best places to chill out, get wet, and go off the deep end. Plus extra web-only information!

Books That Cook

Texas Old-Time Restaurants and Cafes

Around the State

Dame Edna dresses up Houston; three new travel guides throw the book at Texas; a Flock of Seagulls (and other eighties acts you thought were lost at sea) return to Houston; and regional theater takes a bow in Austin, Fort Worth, and Waco.

Around the State

Houston pitches a great weekend, museums
across the state kid around, Jamie-Lynn
Sigler slips into the role of a new soprano,
and zoos go wild about their exhibits.

Around the State

Houston gets cheap; the Art Guys suit up for an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; John Leguizamo goes Live in Austin, Dallas, and Houston; and festivals fill the summer menu.

Old-Fashioned Texas

Texas is changing before our eyes, but fried pies, drive-in movie theaters, and other vestiges of earlier days are all around. To find these treasures, we risked life, limb, and cholesterol count-and had a blast from the past.

Books That Cook

Ready for a blast from the past? This spiral bound cookbook goes back to the Dallas Cowboys team of 1979

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