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TM Studio is a team that produces content and experiences for Texas Monthly’s brand partners, sharing the same love for Texas and great storytelling as the magazine. Content published by TM Studio is sponsored by advertisers, and is produced independently from the Texas Monthly editorial team.

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Crafted with Crown: Texas-Inspired Cocktail Recipes

Oct 20, 2020 By TM Studio

Crown Royal has tasked bartenders across Texas to develop cocktails inspired by the places they call home. In this video series, we highlight three bartenders from Houston, Dallas, and Austin to learn new craft cocktail recipes featuring Crown Royal Deluxe. Follow along here as we feature a new video every…

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For Traditions New and Old

Oct 19, 2020 By TM Studio

If you're planning to host a fun, intimate gathering with your closest friends, consider a Friendsgiving complimented with plenty of accoutrements that pair perfectly not only with holiday-appropriate wines but with Basil Hayden's bourbon.

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A Season for Tradition

Oct 19, 2020 By TM Studio

In this season of Thanksgiving, we celebrate family, friends, and time-honored traditions. As you gather together this year, make things easy for your host or your own guests with Basil Hayden's, a name emblematic of America's bourbon tradition.

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Embark on a Culinary Road Trip Across Texas

Oct 19, 2020 By TM Studio

Alex Snodgrass is the author and blogger behind The Defined Dish. Originally from Celina, Texas, she now resides in Dallas where she has popularized healthy and wholesome weeknight recipes. In partnership with Cadillac, she’s taking a Culinary Road Trip to meet some of the most innovative chefs in the Lone Star State.

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Walk Taller with Tecovas

Sep 23, 2020 By TM Studio

As a proud supporter of Texas Monthly's Being Texan series, Tecovas believes that a big part of being Texan is being confident in what you stand for…and stand in.

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Bulleit Bar Skills: Add Some Swagger to Your Next Cocktail

Sep 18, 2020 By TM Studio

The bars might still be closed, but Bulleit’s Frontier Fund is helping to keep bartenders pouring. In Bulleit’s #BulleitBarSkills content series, bartenders across the country share unique cocktail recipes and core skills to make perfect bourbon cocktails at home.

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Patience Wins

Aug 3, 2020 By TM Studio

A determined youth bypasses the lure of whitetails to realize his wild hog dream. Words by Eric Morris.

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Eye-To-Eye With a Buck

Aug 3, 2020 By TM Studio

Split-second decisions determine the hunt's outcome for a new whitetail hunter. Words by Stephanie Salinas Garcia.

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Quest for the King

Aug 3, 2020 By TM Studio

King mackerel's the crown jewel of a saltwater kayaking trip. Words by Megan Radke.

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Fields of Dove

Aug 3, 2020 By TM Studio

Grab a shotgun and a good dog and hunt South Texas' most popular game bird. Words by Carter Smith.

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A Taste of Adventure

Aug 3, 2020 By TM Studio

There's no better time to harvest Texas treasures for your table. Words by Jesse Griffiths.

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Adventure for the Whole Family Awaits

Jul 28, 2020 By TM Studio

Escape with the family to a high-altitude haven in Colorado Springs, where endless outdoor recreation, exciting family-friendly activities and inspiring Olympic stories await. Load up the kids and hit the road! Get ready for cool mountain air and breathtaking landscapes, which is only the start of the thrill and allure…

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On the Road to The City Different

Jun 18, 2020 By TM Studio

Get in touch with Mother Nature this summer on a different kind of vacation: a road trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The journey is just as important as the destination, so hop in your car and hit the open road. If you’re traveling from Texas, the trip will take…

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Experience Colorado Springs like an Olympian

Jun 1, 2020 By TM Studio

Explore the great outdoors and find inspiration in Colorado Springs to play like an Olympian. With hiking, whitewater rafting, biking, scenic excursions, museums, and more, there are endless ways to unleash your adventure spirit.

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All-Inclusive Packages Make So. Padre, So Family-Friendly

May 15, 2020 By TM Studio

With over 300 days of sunshine, 30 miles of pristine beaches and an array of engaging activities for kids of all ages, South Padre Island is an ideal family vacation in every season. And there’s no better way to enjoy all the island has to offer than with an all-inclusive package from Enjoy SPI.

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Monica Aldama is Scoring Big for Cheerleading

Mar 27, 2020 By TM Studio

As the head coach of the nationally recognized Navarro cheer team and star of Netflix docuseries CHEER, Monica Aldama, uses her background in business and finance to score big and win championships.

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Mike Rufail is Forging a New Path for Esports

Mar 20, 2020 By TM Studio

When Lufkin-born east Texas native Mike Rufail quit his commercial television job and decided to dive headfirst into professional competitive video gaming, his parents were a little concerned. We didn’t yet have mega-rich teen Youtube stars and online streaming platforms back then; the path to pro gaming success was much narrower and steeper than it is today.

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GONZO247 is Painting Walls to Break Down Barriers

Mar 20, 2020 By TM Studio

As a child, Houston graffiti artist and street art pioneer Mario E. Figueroa, Jr., known to the public as GONZO247, always found himself listening to the music of others, never to anything he could call his own.

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April Wilkerson is Building a New Career from Scratch

Mar 20, 2020 By TM Studio

“Something to make measurements, something to cut with, and something to join.” Three basic tools, plus motivation, is all anyone needs to become a maker according to woodworking Do-It-Yourself Youtube star, April Wilkerson.

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Steve Wanta is Empowering Texans Through Localized Microfinance

Mar 18, 2020 By TM Studio

Amidst rising rapidly through the ranks of the business world after college, Steve Wanta “hit his quarter-life crisis, hard.” Wanta left his well-paying job, joined the Peace Corps, and set off across the globe on what would become a multi-decade endeavor to tackle world poverty head on.

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The New Samsung Galaxy S20—A Texas-Sized Leap in Innovation

Mar 5, 2020 By TM Studio

The only thing in Texas more ubiquitous than a pair of boots is the mobile phone. And whether those boots are speeding down the super highways of Dallas, electric scootering through the Silicon Hills of Austin, or turning circles across a South Texas dance hall, if your phone is a Samsung device, you’ve been walking on the cutting-edge of technology.

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Olympic City USA: Where Dreams Become Reality

Feb 24, 2020 By TM Studio

Colorado Springs isn’t just a dream getaway; it’s where dreams become a reality. Just head to 1 Olympic Plaza and see for yourself. It’s so woven into the fabric of this Rocky Mountain city, that it’s called Olympic City USA—and for good reason.

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Good Newscast 24: Optimism + Technology

Feb 20, 2020 By TM Studio

The Texas Optimism Project and Frost Bank’s Opt for Optimism initiative are proud to share episode 24 of Good Newscast, a podcast about good things in the world. Season 1 of the podcast explored optimism in the headlines, but season 2 welcomes a different format and new host. Chelsea…

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20 Must-See Texas Musicians

Feb 20, 2020 By TM Studio

Plug in your earphones and get a taste of the music below, or see these artists perform live at various shows across the Lone Star State.

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Experience Marble Falls Like a Local

Feb 19, 2020 By TM Studio

Some locations featured in this article may be closed due to COVID-19. As businesses reopen, we recommend calling or checking their websites for updated information before planning your visit.   Tucked away in the Texas Hill Country, Marble Falls is truly a hidden gem that’s just waiting to be…

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Corpus Christi at The Waves Resort

Feb 13, 2020 By TM Studio

If you’re searching for the perfect place to stay while exploring Corpus Christi, look no further. Waves Resort houses the ultimate getaway, complete with an extensive outdoor water park, esports gaming lounge, indoor game room, full-service restaurant, and giant outdoor theater.

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Corpus Christi: Explore the Bay Side

Feb 13, 2020 By TM Studio

The Bay Side of Corpus Christi has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for restaurants, beaches, or family friendly activities. During your stay, make sure to check out the following list of fun attractions.

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Corpus Christi: Explore the Gulf Side

Feb 13, 2020 By TM Studio

The Gulf Side of Corpus Christi offers the perfect beach getaway. Home to a plethora of waterside restaurants and activities, the Gulf Side promises adventure for the whole family. Check out this roundup of fun things to do during your stay.

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South Padre Island Experience

Feb 5, 2020 By TM Studio

Rain or shine, South Padre Island is a beautiful place to get away. Whether you’re a snow bird seeking warmer weather, a foodie looking for exquisite cuisine, or an angler looking for the next big catch, this coastal destination is the place to be.

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All in the Family: Part 3

Jan 31, 2020 By TM Studio

All in the Family is a three-part series featuring stories behind classic, family-owned businesses in Texas. In our second video, we meet the Kao family from Royal China.

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Texas Optimism Project + Frost Bank Campus Events: 2019 Recap

Dec 16, 2019 By TM Studio

The Texas Optimism Project organized a campus speaker series at Texas universities to spark practical conversations about optimism. In 2018, we hosted events at four universities and discussion topics ranged from global health and entrepreneurship to mindfulness and creativity. This year, optimism was spread to students…

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Holiday Meal Planning

Nov 26, 2019 By TM Studio

From the classics to holiday drinks, check out these featured recipes for the holiday season from the chefs at H-E-B.

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H-E-B Holiday Gifting

Nov 26, 2019 By TM Studio

If you’ve got a foodie on your holiday list, or really anyone who either cooks or aspires to cook, H-E-B is ready for you with gifts ranging from specialty gadgets to tools they’ll use everyday.

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A Texan Tamalada

Nov 26, 2019 By TM Studio

In homes across Texas, the Christmas season is incomplete without homemade tamales. Tamalada parties—a generations-old tradition that brings together family and friends to create delicious tamales that everyone will enjoy at holiday meals.

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Texan by Nature 20

Nov 22, 2019 By TM Studio

Texan by Nature has partnered with Texas Monthly to launch the first Texan by Nature 20, an effort to recognize and celebrate the best work in conservation and sustainability coming from businesses operating in Texas. Help us celebrate the TxN 20!