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Creating Community|
January 29, 2024

Episode 6: Brad Freels & Fred Caldwell

One of the greatest parts of the Texas business community is the meaningful friendships made along the way. We caught up with Brad Freels, CEO of Midway, and Fred Caldwell, CEO of Caldwell Companies, to hear about their friendship that began all the way back in college. Join us as

Creating Community|
January 29, 2024

Episode 5: Donna Cole

How do you create and build a company into one of Houston’s leading woman and minority-owned chemical distributors? You might do well to take some cues from Donna Cole, President and CEO of Cole Chemical & Distributing, Inc. Join us as we explore what led to Cole’s success in business,

Creating Community|
January 29, 2024

Episode 4: Andy Williams

Creating community sometimes means seeing where there is a need and doing something to fill that need. After serving overseas in the military and spending some time in the real estate business, Andy Williams decided to do something to help his veteran brothers and sisters. Andy leads Rehab Warriors, a

Creating Community|
January 29, 2024

Episode 3: Carlos de Aldecoa

Sometimes to help the business community, you have to go to the statehouse and get laws changed. Carlos de Aldecoa did just that. Join us as we meet a mover and shaker in the Houston business and beverage community. This entrepreneur and philanthropist not only gives back to the Houston

Creating Community|
January 29, 2024

Episode 2: Janie Barrera

Some people would see a full life in giving back to a community through serving a church. Some people put more value in secular philanthropy. Still others equate success in business with a successful life. Janie Barrera has had all these chapters in her life. Join us as we follow

Creating Community|
January 29, 2024

Episode 1: Michael Sorrell

Knowledge is power, and Paul Quinn President Michael Sorrell is helping make sure that every one of his students leaves school with that power. After practicing law and then serving in the White House as an executive assistant for the executive office, Michael Sorrell pivoted away from politics to education. Although

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January 8, 2024

Protecting Iconic Texas

If you’ve ever scrambled to the top of Enchanted Rock, that massive speed bump of pink granite that rises from the Hill Country north of Fredericksburg, you’ve explored land protected by The Nature Conservancy in Texas (TNC).

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November 28, 2023

50 Years of Half Price Books

Last year, Half Price Books celebrated its 50th anniversary—take a look back at the company's unique history, which started right here in Texas!

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November 1, 2023

Michelada Manual

We went all across Austin with Modelo to find the perfect Michelada for every mood. This manual shows the best Micheladas in Austin, TX.

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November 1, 2023

Putting Nature to Work

How so-called “nature-based solutions” can put nature to work – and at the same time provide a place where humans can recharge in a beautiful setting.

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October 23, 2023

How’d That Get In There?!

Finding is half the fun at your local Half Price Books—and sometimes, you find more than just a good story between the pages. Read about some of the unexpected items that have been found among the stacks over the years.

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October 20, 2023

Farm to Classroom

Bob and Kelli Phillips, the hosts of Texas Country Reporter, have traveled all across our state telling the stories of Texas. Time and time again in these stories, food plays a large part. A thoughtfully prepared meal brings folks together, and knowing that a community member played a part in

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October 1, 2023

Under Our Terms

Prescribed fire offers many benefits to Texas land management, and the regenerative results of the burn will linger for years.

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September 29, 2023

Lockhart: Barbecue and Beyond 2023

Barbecue will always be a part of Lockhart, and it is integral to its future--but the coals of the pit aren't the only embers burning brightly. Recent growth and development are ushering in an exciting new future for the town.

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September 19, 2023

Meet Me At The Wagon – Episode 6: Buffalo Gap Wine & Food Summit

Food brings people together, but the wine gets them talking. Conversation over dinner and wine with Fess Parker and Dr. Richard Becker (Becker Vineyards) would lead to a new venture for Perini Steakhouse and Buffalo Gap. Ashley Parker Snider (Fess Parker Winery) and Dr. Richard Becker join to discuss the

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September 5, 2023

Meet Me At The Wagon – Episode 5: The Congressional Picnic

Over the last 40 years, Perini Ranch Steakhouse has catered numerous events, but few more memorable than that of September 11th, 2001. In this special episode, Tom and Lisa Perini share their unique perspective from the historic day as they prepared to cater the Congressional Picnic at the White House.

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July 31, 2023

8 Convenient Meals by H-E-B for Texas Families on the Go

As the lazy days of summer come to an end and a new school year begins, planning out meals for the whole family can be stressful. What’s the best way to get everyone fed and ready for a big day? What can you pack for lunch that’s both easy and

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June 23, 2023

Ramblin’ Through the State Parks

Rambler Sparkling Water has always been inspired by the wild places of Texas. Join Rambler in celebrating 100 years of Texas State Parks by visiting some of the best places across Texas to enjoy water and the outdoors.

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June 2, 2023

Which Type of Texas Tourist are You?

Texas is bigger than a lot of countries, and draws all different kinds of folks here, with different interests, hobbies, and passions. We’re proud of the depth of personalities that live in and visit Texas. It takes all kinds to make up the great Lone Star State.

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May 31, 2023

Lockhart: Barbecue and Beyond

Barbecue will always be a part of Lockhart, and it is integral to its future—but coals of the pit aren’t the only embers burning brightly. Recent growth and development are ushering in an exciting new future for the town.

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May 31, 2023

Which Type of Arizona Adventurer are You?

There’s so much to explore in the Grand Canyon State! With awe-inspiring scenery and rich culture at every turn, Arizona is a vastly unique place where you can soak in memorable moment after moment. Take our quiz to find out what must-do experiences you should include on your ideal trip

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May 31, 2023

Wrangler: 75 Years of Having Your Back

Celebrating a milestone 75th anniversary, the Wrangler legend lives on. And famous names like ‘The King of Country’ George Strait, Leon Bridges and Georgia May Jagger choose to wear the West’s famous name, along with countless others across the globe.

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May 19, 2023

It’s Peach Time!

Orchards across Fredericksburg and Gillespie County are some of the top producers in Texas for the sweetest and juiciest peaches in the United States.

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May 2, 2023

Meet Me At The Wagon – Episode 1: A Sense of Place

Before Buffalo Gap was host to Perini Ranch Steakhouse, thousands of buffalo would make their way through as part of the Great Western Trail. After a long day’s ride, chuckwagons were an essential part to those driving the herds.

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April 30, 2023

Frisco is all Fun and Games

This spring, Houston-based parenting and lifestyle blogger Stacey traveled to Frisco with her family. Known for her “Soccer Mom Blog,” Stacey knows a thing or two about keeping a fast-paced family entertained. From taking in a baseball game, to having fun at Frisco’s numerous interactive museums, to dining at

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April 29, 2023

Episode 3: “Stepping Stone” with Jeff Russo, Krysten Ritter & Mimi Swartz

Host Nancy Miller turns the beat around in Episode 3 with composer Jeff Russo to better understand the task of creating the musical backdrop for a compelling drama. Miller also speaks with Kyrsten Ritter, who attributes her Aunt Sharon to the inspiration behind her character, Sherry Cleckler. Texas Monthly executive

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