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The Culinary Delights of Corpus Christi

Feb 13, 2019 By TM Promotions

Over the past decade, cities across Texas have risen to the forefront of the national craft coffee, cocktail, beer, and culinary trends. With locally-owned coffee shops, brunch spots, restaurants and cocktail lounges galore, Corpus Christi is no exception.

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Birding and Wildlife Tourism in Corpus Christi, Texas

Feb 13, 2019 By TM Promotions

People flock to Corpus Christi’s plentiful beaches and bays to enjoy fresh seafood and fun in the sun. But other protected habitats like coastal prairies and saltwater lagoons also make Corpus Christi a prime destination for birding, hiking, and photography.

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Sights and Sounds in Downtown Corpus Christi

Feb 13, 2019 By TM Promotions

Full of rich history, museums, marinas, and incredible harbor views, Corpus Christi is more than a beach destination. There’s always something to see or do in the largest city on the Texas coast and the sixth-largest port in the nation, so grab your camera and get walking.

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Outdoor Adventures in Corpus Christi

Feb 13, 2019 By TM Promotions

Whether catching winds at Bird Island Basin, riding a wave off the Bob Hall Pier, or launching your kayak in the Laguna Madre for a tranquil afternoon, Corpus Christi offers plenty of activities that will make you forget to check your phone.

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Good Newscast: Episode 3

Feb 11, 2019 By TM Promotions

In episode 3 of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, our hosts discuss community and homelessness, strangers honoring a Vietnam veteran, and the courage it takes to be the youngest producer in Hollywood.

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How Texan are you?

Feb 4, 2019 By TM Promotions

Texas Independence Day is right around the corner, so what better way to celebrate than to test your Texan-ness? Questions range from pop culture to geography to history, but are all centered around one thing- Texas.

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Good Newscast: Episode 2

Jan 30, 2019 By TM Promotions

If there is good out there, Owen, Andrew, and Arely will find it. In Episode 2 of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, our hosts tidy up closets, cheer on a mission to Disney for career development, and take notice of the seeds that Lady Bird Johnson knowingly planted long ago.

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Austin’s Finest: Faces of Austin

Jan 29, 2019 By TM Promotions

In a three-part series, the Texas Monthly Studio will present the leaders in their respective fields from Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. Meet the faces of Austin—industry pioneers from cosmetic surgery to pediatric care, first featured in our February 2019 issue. The Face of Personalized Cosmetic Surgery Jennifer…

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Good Newscast: Episode 1

Jan 24, 2019 By TM Promotions

The Texas Optimism Project and Frost Bank are proud to introduce the Good Newscast, a podcast about good news in the world.

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Texas Monthly’s Tips on Optimism

Jan 23, 2019 By TM Promotions

The Texas Optimism Project has searched far and wide for extraordinary Texans, but sometimes the most inspiring people are right in your own backyard, er, office. The Texas Monthly staff answered questions about the little ways they stay motivated and positive. This video is part of the …

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Encouraging Words from San Antonio’s River Walk

Jan 23, 2019 By TM Promotions

The Texas Optimism Project paid a visit to the River Walk in San Antonio and asked folks how they stay optimistic. Here’s what they had to say.   This video is part of the Texas Optimism Project, a sponsored partnership between Texas Monthly and Frost Bank’s Opt for Optimism initiative.

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Collaboration Starts Here

Jan 15, 2019 By TM Promotions

Connect to a world of innovation, technology, and comfort. AT&T Hotel and Conference Center is designed to bring minds and ideas together in a versatile, collaborative setting.

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9th Annual Lights All Night

Jan 4, 2019 By TM Promotions

Lights All Night (LAN) celebrated its ninth annual event with a return to Dallas Market Hall in Dallas, Texas on Friday and Saturday, December 28 and 29 of New Year’s Eve weekend. LAN played host to over 30,000 total attendees across two days with a weekend full of…

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Faces of Optimism

Dec 21, 2018 By TM Promotions

Optimism isn’t just a state of mind, it’s a practice. But seizing an opportunity to improve things can rarely be done alone. Texans work together every day to help their neighbors, respond to disaster, and build brighter futures. We’ve spotlighted six Texans creating optimism in their communities—with the help of…

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Community Colleges are a Good Investment for Texas

Dec 10, 2018 By TM Promotions

Higher education is more important than ever for Texas to remain competitive in today’s global economy. Community colleges fill a pivotal role helping ensure Texans have broad access to postsecondary education and that the state has a trained workforce in place to meet the demand.

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Texas’ Best Beach

Nov 26, 2018 By TM Promotions

Escape frigid temperatures and shoveling snow for a tropical destination filled with warmth and leisure on the Texas Gulf Coast, South Padre Island, Texas’ best beach.

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Becoming Texas

Nov 19, 2018 By TM Promotions

When did the story of Texas begin? Becoming Texas: Our Story Begins Here, opening December 10 at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, is a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind journey through more than 16,000 years of Texas history using the most contemporary research on our past. Learn more about this groundbreaking exhibition.

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What’s Improved Thanks to Texas’ Open Electricity Market?

Nov 13, 2018 By TM Promotions

Things changed for the better in 2002, after the Texas legislature opened the state’s electricity market to competition in most regions of Texas. Since then, competitive market pressures continue to drive retail electricity providers to focus on improving their customer services, customer insight tools, and innovative new products and solutions to stay ahead of the competition. Jim Steffes, Executive Vice President of Corporate & Regulatory Affairs for Direct Energy, joins us to discuss the impact of an open electricity market.

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West Texas In A Bottle

Nov 13, 2018 By TM Promotions

Celebrate the richness and history of West Texas with Desert Door sotol. Every bottle contains a unique story and a wild Texas spirit.

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South Padre Island Experience

Nov 7, 2018 By TM Promotions

Waves crashing, toes in the sand, a gentle sea breeze–not your typical fall description. Escape the cooler temperatures and experience fall on South Padre Island.

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More Corporations Getting Involved in “Giving Back” to Make an Impact.

Oct 23, 2018 By TM Promotions

Corporate-sponsored community involvement is becoming more popular, and one of the most active Texas-based companies in terms of giving-back-to-make-a-difference is Direct Energy. Read more about Direct Energy and other corporations giving back, and watch the video of the opening of the new Direct Energy Patient Floor and Cardiac Patient Care Unit at Texas Children's Hospital.

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The Good Collection

Oct 18, 2018 By TM Promotions

A list of Texas shops that give back to the communities they serve and the people who make their products, curated by the Texas Optimism Project.

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Tracking Down Roy Hindes

Oct 9, 2018 By TM Promotions

In South Texas, if a hunter wounds a deer, there is only one person to call: Roy Hindes. Watch as Texas Monthly and Porsche take a trip to South Texas to meet Hindes, his hunting dogs, and hear his unforgettable stories.

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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.

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How Do You Stay Optimistic?

Sep 28, 2018 By TM Promotions

Thank you to all who voted. Our winner is…LYNNETTE The Texas Optimism Project spotlights extraordinary Texans who embody resilience. Recently we asked readers: What is your advice on optimism? We received many great responses, but a few caught our eye. Out of the three featured in our poll,…

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Not Intended for Indoor Use

Sep 20, 2018 By TM Promotions

Lone Star Brewing Co. is proud to support the Texas outdoors each and every year with the limited-edition Lone Star CAMO cans line-up during the fall. This fall, customers can enjoy Lone Star and Lone Star Texas Light in a limited-edition camouflage pattern and TTHA co-branded packaging.

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Living the Bold Life: Bogner Stubbs

Aug 7, 2018 By TM Promotions

When Bogner Stubbs found the love of his life, he didn’t waste any time in letting her know it. “I asked her to marry me on the first date,” Bogner says about late wife Willidean. The couple was married for 62 fun-filled years. Read more about Bogner on “Living the Bold Life,” a series with Whataburger from Texas Monthly.

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Living the Bold Life: Hector Garza

Aug 7, 2018 By TM Promotions

Hector Garza didn’t go to college. “It was all street knowledge,” Garza says about how he built his successful career in marketing and sales at Anheuser-Busch. His story is part of our “Living the Bold Life” series with Whataburger from Texas Monthly.

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Living the Bold Life: Herb and Carolyn

Aug 7, 2018 By TM Promotions

Herb and Carolyn Gray have a philosophical take on their 65 years together. “Our paths through life have been as good as you can get,” Herb says. Read their story on “Living the Bold Life”, a new series with Texas Monthly and Whataburger.

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Living the Bold Life: Dorris McCoy

Aug 7, 2018 By TM Promotions

Retired educator Dorris McCoy works out at a San Antonio YMCA almost every day. Nearly 90, she is currently training to walk her third 5K. Read her story on our “Living the Bold Life” series with Whataburger.

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Living the Bold Life: Don and Adana

Jul 30, 2018 By TM Promotions

Adana and Don met during grief counseling in 2006, after both of their spouses passed away. “I called him back, and I was relieved to get the answering machine,” says Adana, who had the first date nerves at 73 years old. Now, after 11 years of marriage, they always kiss goodnight. Read their story in our series with our partner, Whataburger, on "Living the Bold Life"

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Living the Bold Life: Thelma Holland

Jul 30, 2018 By TM Promotions

"They taught me how to walk, how to look right. I loved it. I got a chance to go everywhere and see all those pretty clothes." From meeting Bonnie and Clyde to strutting down runways, read Thelma Holland's story on "Living the Bold Life", a new series with Texas Monthly and Whataburger.

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Living the Bold Life: Arnold Moede

Jul 30, 2018 By TM Promotions

When Arnold Moede turned 88, he set his driver’s license on fire. "I wanted to protest getting old," Moede says. He doesn't drive anymore, but he gets around just fine. His story is part of "Living the Bold Life," a new series with Texas Monthly and Whataburger.

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27th Annual ¡Viva! EASB

Jul 19, 2018 By TM Promotions

This year's ¡Viva! EASB resulted in the highest amount of net proceeds for this event - over $1 million to support programs, building & equipment needs for the Marialice Shivers Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Mother/Baby Services at Seton Medical Center Austin.

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Visit San Antonio

Jul 17, 2018 By TM Promotions

San Antonio was founded by Spaniards, ruled by Mexico, settled by Germans and influenced by ethnicities from around the world. Celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2018, the city thrives today as a 21st-century metropolis with intertwining cultures that create living traditions.

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Get The GoodNewsletter

Jul 12, 2018 By TM Promotions

Part of the Texas Optimism Project, the Good Newsletter is a bi-weekly dose of optimism in your inbox, curated by Texas Monthly.

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Texas Optimism Project

Jul 3, 2018 By TM Promotions

Contrary to popular belief, optimism is neither intrinsic nor a passive disposition. In fact, optimism—choosing to look favorably at what’s possible in any situation—is a choice, a way of seeing the world, an active approach to living life that has real and tangible benefits. We know this trait well in Texas, and at Texas Monthly. Are you ready to put optimism to work for you?

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Post Hurricane Harvey, Port Aransas Comes Roaring Back

Jun 26, 2018 By TM Promotions

Ever since Hurricane Harvey wove a path of destruction along the Texas coast in August of 2017, people across the state and beyond have wondered the same thing: what’s been happening in Port Aransas? The answer comes in loud and clear to visitors the moment they drive off the ferry and onto the island: Port A is back.