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Sep 13, 2013 By Texas Monthly and John Doe

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On Sports and Sportsmanship

Aug 15, 2013 By Texas Monthly and David Courtney

Q: I’ve had a tailgate party in the same spot for just about every Aggie home game since R. C. Slocum’s last season, in 2002. This year I’d like to make the move to a different spot, on the other side of the stadium, but it’s between two established tailgates, and I…

On the Great Outdoors

Aug 15, 2013 By Texas Monthly and David Courtney

Q. I am an avid South Texas hunter. A while back, I was en route to Concan and stopped to get gas when I saw a group of grown men shamelessly flaunting their pink camouflage hats and shirts. In almost three decades of hunting I have never seen a pink…

On the Home and Lawn

Aug 15, 2013 By Texas Monthly and David Courtney

Q: Will hiring a lawn service to do my mowing make me soft?Preston CulbersonNacogdochesSeptember 2009 A: Well, boy hidy, Mr. Deep Pockets, seems somebody has suddenly found himself standing in some mighty high cotton. And, at the same time, in some increasingly tall grass. Did your…

On Child-Rearing

Aug 15, 2013 By Texas Monthly and David Courtney

Q: My twelve-year-old daughter is a complete and unashamed tomboy. She hunts with me, fishes with me, and throws the football with me. Wouldn’t be caught dead in a dress. I love every second of it, but her mother thinks it’s come time for her to drop some of these boyish…

On Dipping and Spitting

Aug 14, 2013 By Texas Monthly and David Courtney

Q: I work for a technology company in a nice office in Austin—despite what you have heard, we are required to wear shoes. Anyway, I have a co-worker who dips Copenhagen and spits into a Styrofoam cup. Is this acceptable in an office environment? Mike Via e-mail…

On Romance

Aug 14, 2013 By Texas Monthly and David Courtney

Q: How many Gulf oysters does it take for a person to see results from the aphrodisiac qualities that they are said to possess? My wife and I were recently visiting Galveston and shared three dozen to no avail.Name WithheldFebruary 2011 A: Ah, the oyster. The most delectable…

On Relieving Oneself

Aug 14, 2013 By Texas Monthly and David Courtney

Q: If one makes a genuine effort not to be seen while peeing outdoors, can that still be considered urinating in public?Frank AllenRicardoMarch 2009 A: Yes and no. The need to shake the dew off one’s lily away from modern facilities is one of life’s many inevitabilities…

On Driving and the Rules of the Road

Aug 14, 2013 By Texas Monthly and David Courtney

Q: I live in Arkansas but recently visited Port Aransas with my family for our summer vacation. We had never been to the Texas coast and were really looking forward to the trip, but it turned out that what could have been four beautiful days on the beach were marred by…