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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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May 30, 2021

South Padre Island Experience

Looking to get the family back together this summer? Meet at the beach! Endless fun for the whole family awaits on South Padre Island.

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May 3, 2021

Right Place, Right Time

As the worldwide coronavirus pandemic has been unfolding, Dr. Emily Brunson of Texas State University’s expertise in vaccine decision-making, health crisis communication, and access to healthcare have launched her onto the international stage. But despite the research and blueprints that Dr. Brunson and her colleagues have created to help lower

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April 16, 2021

See Historic Austin Parks through New Perspectives

The Austin Parks & Recreation Department and Texas Monthly Studio tasked three Austin photographers to capture the unique elements of five historic Austin parks. Through this campaign, the photographers showcased the beauty and history of these places through their unique styles and perspectives.

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April 9, 2021

Show Us Your Noble Heart

Calling all outdoor and nature enthusiasts! Submit your best photos showing how you’re enjoying the outdoors or giving back to Mother Nature this Earth Day. Three winners will be chosen to win a prize package with Noble Oak and Texas Monthly goodies. Read the contest rules

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April 7, 2021

Amazing Grace

For many, nursing is a calling. HCA Houston Healthcare is supporting them along the way.

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March 18, 2021

The Ultimate Selena Trip Guide

Corpus Christi is home to the most representative places of Selena Quintanilla’s life and legacy. Here is a look at the ultimate destinations that every true fan needs to visit.

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March 3, 2021

The Game Changer

Working with NASA, Texas State research professor Araceli Martinez Ortiz leads a team of researchers and educators who develop systemic programs that are changing STEM education in Texas and beyond, helping underserved students reach for the stars.

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February 23, 2021

Wild at Heart

An unforgettable road trip through Arizona's stunning natural landscapes.

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February 10, 2021

A Lone Star Rises

Stetson Wright was unstoppable at the 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

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January 5, 2021

Finding the Lost

The worlds of human rights, immigration policy, and science intersect in the ground-breaking work of a Texas State University forensic anthropology professor and her students.

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December 22, 2020

The Lazy Man’s Faux Vide

BBQ experts often tell you to cook brisket low and slow, but we often don’t have time for the slow part especially during the busy holiday season. Enter “The Lazy Man’s Faux Vide” or as Texas Monthly BBQ Editor, Daniel Vaughn, likes

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December 17, 2020

Embark on a Culinary Road Trip Across Texas

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

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December 8, 2020

The Best in Texas Drinkware for the Best in Texas Drinks

Based in Austin, Texas, YETI has created a line of drinkware that is tough, durable, and keeps your drinks as cold (or as hot) as scientifically possible. With its easy size and double-wall vacuum insulation, the Rambler 10 oz Lowball is the perfect companion for sipping

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December 1, 2020

Hog for the Holidays… with a side of brisket

Nothing says Texas like the smoky aroma of meat cooking low and slow for hours on end. From glistening slices of fatty brisket to fall-off-the-bone beef ribs, Texas is home to some of the best barbecue in the world.  With a history as rich and complex

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November 3, 2020

Texas Loves Tito’s Handmade Vodka

As the holidays approach, there is no greater time to give back to the community with time and money. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is doing both, along with Feeding Texas, the largest hunger-relief organization in Texas. Check out the video below to hear from Christina Crean of

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November 3, 2020

Welcome to the Rancher Hall of Fame

At Goodstock by Nolan Ryan, you’ll find an array of quality, fresh beef products ready to be cooked up and welcoming staff ready to help you pick and prepare the perfect cut of meat for any occasion.

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November 3, 2020

Texas in a Glass

Get the full Texas experience when you visit the Rebecca Creek Whiskey Distillery. Set in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Rebecca Creek creates a warm and welcoming ambience with fresh cocktails, live music, and good ole Texas barbecue. The distillery manufactures high rye bourbon, including the Rebecca Creek

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October 29, 2020

Top of Mind

Texas is at the forefront of data science and computational medicine. Texas State University is leading the charge.

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October 20, 2020

Crafted with Crown: Texas-Inspired Cocktail Recipes

rown 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.

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October 19, 2020

For Traditions New and Old

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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October 19, 2020

A Season for Tradition

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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September 30, 2020

A Toasting Tradition for a New Year

As we look ahead to a new year, friends and family alike will be raising a toast to the hope of promising days ahead. Nations and cultures around the world have their own toasting customs. From as far back as the ancient Hebrew and Egyptian civilizations to the Huns and

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September 30, 2020

A Spirited Seasons Greeting

As the Christmas holiday draws near, so do seasonal gatherings and celebratory soirees. This year, as you gear up to host friends and family, or attend other events as a guest, spreading holiday cheer is as simple as Basil Hayden’s bourbon. A favored Kentucky spirit for almost three decades, Basil

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September 23, 2020

Walk Taller with Tecovas

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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September 18, 2020

Bulleit Bar Skills: Add Some Swagger to Your Next Cocktail

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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August 3, 2020

Patience Wins

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

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August 3, 2020

Eye-To-Eye With a Buck

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

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August 3, 2020

Quest for the King

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

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August 3, 2020

Fields of Dove

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

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August 3, 2020

A Taste of Adventure

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

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July 28, 2020

Adventure for the Whole Family Awaits

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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June 18, 2020

On the Road to The City Different

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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June 1, 2020

Experience Colorado Springs like an Olympian

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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May 15, 2020

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

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

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March 27, 2020

Monica Aldama is Scoring Big for Cheerleading

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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March 20, 2020

Mike Rufail is Forging a New Path for Esports

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

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March 20, 2020

GONZO247 is Painting Walls to Break Down Barriers

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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March 20, 2020

April Wilkerson is Building a New Career from Scratch

“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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March 18, 2020

Steve Wanta is Empowering Texans Through Localized Microfinance

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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March 5, 2020

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

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