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Sports |
March 23, 2015

Celebrate the Spurs (in Haiku)

Having grown up on the South Side of San Antonio, I know that the Spurs aren’t just a team, they’re a way of life. To show my support, I did what any fan would do: make like Bashō and pen five haikus, one for every NBA title. 

The Culture |
March 23, 2015

How to Drive 85 Miles per Hour

The fastest road in America does not cross the Mojave Desert or the big sky country of Montana. Instead, it cuts through an unexceptional stretch of farmland southeast of Austin, where the posted speed limit on Texas Highway 130 jumps to 85 miles per hour. The so-called Texas Autobahn

The Culture |
March 23, 2015

Drive a Pickup Truck (or Don’t)

I promise driving a truck won’t help you create any ties to your new state’s rural roots, but spending one day on a city street, sharing it with trucks like mine, may help you understand that practicality doesn’t have much to do with being a Texan at all. 

The Culture |
March 23, 2015

How to Survive the Summer

When I was a teenager growing up in Wichita Falls, which is regularly hailed as one of the hottest cities in the state (and sometimes the country), I spent my summers smelling like roadkill. The moment I stepped outside my house, sweat began sliding like syrup down my back.

Texas History |
March 23, 2015

Texas History in 601 Words

The story of Texas can be reduced to one sentence: somebody has something somebody else wants and will put up a fight to get.In the beginning, these fights were over land. The Spanish explorers came here in the 1500’s; ignoring native peoples, they claimed a vast region that included

Sweepstakes |
January 22, 2015

Ranch Life Sweepstakes

One winner will receive a three-day, two-night stay for up to 4 occupants at the Jaynes Gang Ranch Guest Home in Orchard, Texas to be fulfilled by Exclusive Genetics Bucking Bull Games. During your stay, you can join ranch workers and bull trainers to learn the business

Sweepstakes |
January 22, 2015

Arizona Sweepstakes

Winner will receive a two-night stay in luxurious accommodations provided by the new Sheraton Mesa Hotel. Prize also includes a Grand Canyon or Apache Trail tour for two from Detours Arizona, a hot air balloon ride for two from Rainbow Ryders, and a Queen Creek Olive Mill Culinary

Sweepstakes |
November 19, 2014

Santa Fe Sweepstakes

Two winners will receive one of two ski packages at the following luxurious locations: Inn and Spa at Loretto Prize package includes a two-night stay, dinner for two at Luminaria, two 50-minute Mindful Massages, and two ski passes from Ski Santa Fe. La Posada de Santa Fe

Sweepstakes |
October 22, 2014

Taos Sweepstakes

Winner will receive a two-night stay and dinner for two at The Bavarian Lodge & Restaurant in Taos Ski Valley, along with two all-lift ski passes for Ski Taos. Prize package valued at $800.For complete rules and regulations, click here.