Author

Suzy Banks

Feature |
August 31, 2002

My Kind of Town

Bank of America Center, 700 Louisiana; closed weekends; Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet, 713-523-0701; Chocolate Bar, 1835 W. Alabama, 713-520-8599; Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Boulevard, 713-464-4900; Etta’s Lounge, 5120 Scott, 713-528-2611; Fred Hartman Bridge, Texas Highway 146 between La Porte and Baytown; Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501

Feature |
August 31, 2002

My Kind of Town

EVERY SUNDAY THE FAITHFUL PACK Etta’s Lounge, south of the University of Houston, to worship with sax legend Grady Gaines and the Texas Upsetters. The longnecks, the coldest in the city, are served on ice in mop buckets; the decor runs to aged Christmas decorations; and everyone, from the nattily

Travel |
February 1, 2002

Love Birds

If you want the romance in your marriage to take flight, take a cue from the whooping cranes of the Texas coast.

Web Exclusive |
December 1, 2001

Shopping Spree

Writer-at-large Suzy Banks tells the story behind this month's cover story, "The Shops Around the Corner."

Travel |
September 30, 2001

Boo!

If you want to get into the Halloween spirit, head to South Texas and try to scare up San Patricio's famous ghost.

Web Exclusive |
June 30, 2001

Winged Evaders

Catching a bat emergence when Mother Nature isn't cooperating can be a sticky situation. Just ask me.

Travel |
June 30, 2001

Nether Lands

Forget about getting down and dirty. Take a trip into one of Texas' show caves, where the beauty of going underground is on full display.

Travel |
April 30, 2001

Urban Renewal

No one considers Dallas a hot getaway for Memorial Day weekend. That's exactly the point.

Feature |
December 1, 2000

Fifty Gifts Yule Love

Attention, holiday shoppers: Time's a-wasting (but help is on the way). This quirky compilation of Texas-made goodies—from mesquite dominoes to mohair throws—should have something for everyone on your list.

Feature |
September 30, 1999

Hey, Dude

You might be bunking in a room that would give Martha Stewart seizures, but at these eleven guest ranches you can saddle up and get in touch with your inner buckaroo.

Art |
May 31, 1999

Garden Variety

From antique benches to cast-iron planters, a selective guide to the yard art of your dreams.

Feature |
June 30, 1998

The Handmades’ Tale

These twelve Texas artisans herald the victory of man over machine, carefully crafting wood, metal, or stone into items for your home and hearth that are tomorrow’s heirlooms today.

Feature |
March 1, 1998

Ramblin’ Roses

Texans are rediscovering antique roses, the hardy, neglected beauties that decorate old graveyards and abandoned houses across the state. Whether you buy them from a nursery or rustle cuttings from the wild, here�s the dirt on how to grow your own.

Feature |
December 1, 1997

Lights! Camera! Auction!

All over Texas, smart shoppers are bidding on everything from antiques to airplanes. Join them before the best buys are going, going, gone.

Reporter |
August 31, 1997

Winging It

A bat man builds a super cave (holy conservation!).

Feature |
December 1, 1996

Border Bargains

We’ve found thirty shops just across the Rio Grande where you can buy everything from hand-carved furniture to whimsical walking sticks. The quality is high, the prices are right, and you don't have to pay in pesos.