Introducing Our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Nov 19, 2018 By Lauren Smith Ford

Right now, thousands of craftspeople and designers across the state are working in their studios—from small ateliers to large workshops run by multigenerational families—with the goal of making beautiful items with soul, purpose, and a unique point of view. In assembling this year’s gift guide, we compiled fifty of our favorite products, the majority of them made in Texas—from custom jeans made on vintage sewing machines and modern geometric earrings that… Read Story

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We Will Not Be Tamed: Jordan Shipley

Oct 4, 2018 By TM Promotions

As a star wide receiver at the University of Texas, Jordan Shipley’s obsessive approach to the craft won him recognition as an All American athlete. After four years in the NFL, Shipley brings that focus to bow hunting, most recently on the Outdoor Channel show “Bucks of Tecomate,” where he follows some of the country’s best white-tailed deer hunters as they teach the secrets of their craft. Read Story