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July 30, 2018

Living the Bold Life: Thelma Holland

"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

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July 30, 2018

Living the Bold Life: Arnold Moede

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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July 26, 2018

Retreating To Downtown Alpine

When you visit Alpine, pack your boots and head downtown for days full of shopping and evenings filled with strumming guitars and crooning voices. There’s no better way to beat the heat than in the cool mountains.

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July 17, 2018

Visit San Antonio

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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July 12, 2018

Get The GoodNewsletter

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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July 3, 2018

Texas Optimism Project

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

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June 26, 2018

Post Hurricane Harvey, Port Aransas Comes Roaring Back

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

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June 21, 2018

The Laredo International Sister Cities Festival is Coming

It happens one weekend out of the year. The Laredo Energy Arena is transformed into a Mexican mercado where over 200 exhibitors from over 60 Mexican cities converge to sell their native wares at the Laredo International Sister Cities Festival in Laredo, Texas.

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June 20, 2018

State of the Arts: Taos, New Mexico

Visit Taos, New Mexico to see what an art town really looks like. Breathe in the air that inspired the greats and who knows, you just might end up creating your next masterpiece.

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June 5, 2018

Hurricane Season 2018: What to Do Before, During and After

While the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey may seem barely behind many Texans, another hurricane season began June 1 and will run through November. And the good news? According to the Texas Hurricane Handbook, most major storms hit Texas in August and September, which means you still have several weeks to

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May 30, 2018

Texas Monthly’s Relocation Guide

Powered by Direct Energy, the Relocation Guide provides helpful tips, resources, and information for your move to Houston or Dallas. Both cities are home to unique opportunities and cultures, so we’ve collected and curated recommendations to ensure a stress-free relocation.

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May 30, 2018

The Energy Department

From the oil fields of West Texas to the climate change debates in Austin to the wind turbines in the Panhandle, energy is ever-present for Texans. The Energy Department is a collection of stories, tips, and guides on how energy impacts you, your home, and your community. Find out more

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May 29, 2018

We Will Not Be Tamed: Xochitl Rodriguez

Xochitl Rodriguez is an artist and El Paso native with deep roots in the mountains of West Texas. Our state’s landscape is part of everything for Rodriguez—from her art to the relationships with the women in her family. Rodriguez is committed to passing the tradition of a wild, untamed spirit

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May 24, 2018

5 Life Hacks for Staying Safe and Saving Big This Summer

Ah, it’s summertime in Texas. Take that vacation. Take the kids to the pool. And, yes, take refuge from the stifling heat in a home with efficient A/C action. But while you cool down and rest up for more summer fun, ensure that your haven from humidity is also safe

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May 23, 2018

Direct Energy and Amazon Prove There Are Easy Answers.

Want solutions for saving money and simplifying your life?Just ask Amazon Alexa.Direct Energy has leveraged Amazon’s Alexa Skills and devices to provide customers with an easy-to-use tool that delivers the ultimate control over your home environment — and your electricity bill.“Alexa is Amazon’s voice service and the brain behind millions

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May 14, 2018

How Indochino Offers Custom Suits at Off-the-Rack Prices

It’s hard to move with confidence in a suit that doesn’t fit you. More than any other piece of clothing, a suit is meant to fit—the issue is that so many of them, like the ones bought from a “one cut fits all” rack, just don’t. An ill-fitting suit

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May 11, 2018

A Rising Tide

Whether desiring a lock-and-leave second home, a coastal retirement retreat, or an investment property, look no further than the communities of Palmilla Beach in Port Aransas, or The Reserve at St. Charles Bay in Rockport. Beachside or Bayside—the coastal lifestyle awaits!

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May 9, 2018

Experience Houston Like a Native

If you’re going to fit in with the locals, you need to first knock a few things off your Houston bucket list. Once the moving truck has pulled away and the boxes are (mostly) unpacked, take a break and go experience some of H-Town’s most popular offerings.Read on for 7

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May 9, 2018

Roundup of Houston’s Neighborhoods

For outsiders, the nation’s fourth-largest city can be a daunting destination, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether renting or looking to buy, newcomers will find HAR.com—a one-stop shop for Houston’s available real estate—to be a helpful resource.Shoppers can filter searches by a number of perimeters including price, location, and

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May 9, 2018

“Smart” Ways to Lower Your Electricity Bill

You don’t have to own a new home to take advantage of smart home technology. Whether you’re buying a new build or closing on a resale, there are plenty of ways to incorporate energy-saving devices and apps into your everyday life that will help lower your monthly electricity bill. Lighting Swapping incandescent

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May 9, 2018

Moving on to Fun

When the move is done and you’re ready to relax, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex awaits with open arms. The options in this thriving seem endless—laid-back dog parks, pro-sport games in every flavor, the arts, runs, and farmers markets around every bend.The Barking BestNorthBark Dog Park, the largest canine gathering spot

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May 9, 2018

Kidding Around the Metroplex

Now that you’re settled in the Metroplex, you and the kiddos can venture out to enjoy the area’s bounty of family-friendly resources and activities. Gone is the pressure to cram as much as you can in a weekend as a tourist. When your new place is close to a world-class

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May 8, 2018

Dallas Neighborhood Search Tips

You’ve narrowed down the main reason why moving to Dallas is a great decision for you and have decided to make the big move but that was the easy part. Now you have the task of finding the best place to live in a large, sprawling metropolis like Dallas-Ft. Worth.

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May 8, 2018

7 Moving Tips to Benefit Your Budget

Let’s face it, it can be a physical and emotional strain to pack up your entire home and move to a new city, and if you’re not prepared, it can also be a financial strain.  Whether you are relocating to Dallas from another state or from another city in Texas,

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May 8, 2018

Transferring Utilities 101 for DFW Newcomers

Picture this: you’ve spent hours packing up your entire house… you’re sweaty, tired, and have just enough energy to drive to your new home in Dallas… you are looking forward to settling in and taking a nice shower, and as soon as you arrive, it hits you – you forgot

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May 7, 2018

How To House Hunt Like A Pro In Houston

Moving anywhere new can be an exciting event, especially if you are moving to Houston. But trying to find a lovely home, in a great neighborhood, can also be a bit daunting (especially if you’re relocating from another city or state).

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May 6, 2018

Moving to Houston? Here are Four Things to Know About the Bayou City

There’s more to Houston than meets the eye.  H-Town offers more than the stereotypical cowboys, cattle, and oil wells. While many small towns across the Lone Star state are home to those things, Texas cities like Austin, Dallas and Houston are more urbane and sophisticated.  If you are planning a

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May 5, 2018

How to Shop for Energy Plans in Texas

Since the Texas electricity market opened to competition in 2002, many Texas residents have had the opportunity to choose their own electricity provider. Instead of relying on their local utility to provide them with electricity, most Texans can choose from a variety of competitive providers, allowing them to shop around

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May 1, 2018

We Will Not Be Tamed: Jorge Avalos

Jorge Avalos is a retired U.S. Army veteran who served for 23 years. In 2011, he was skydiving when his canopy collapsed. The accident paralyzed him from the waist down. After a year of physical therapy, he eventually began to walk—and ride—again.

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May 1, 2018

Spring Escape in Galveston

Just an hour’s drive from Houston is a small island that is one of "The Best Beaches in Texas" according to USA Today. This place is Galveston Island, Houston’s playground, and it’s full of surprises for visitors who want to enjoy a quick escape to recharge.

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April 20, 2018

Celebrate Music in Small Town Texas

Enjoy live music, historic Main Street, and outdoor recreation in Bastrop, a thriving community that offers the culture of a larger city with the ease and charm of a small town.

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April 4, 2018

Texas’ Best Beach

Escape reality and enjoy a vacation at South Padre Island, a place alive with fun, sun, and endless blue skies. Texas’ best beach is yours.

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March 30, 2018

Visit Big Bend

Far from any major city, the Big Bend is truly one of the world’s last frontiers, a relatively untouched corner of the American West, and an ideal place to rediscover the simple pleasures of silence, solitude, and open space.

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March 29, 2018

For the Love of Food

Texas Monthly is thrilled to announce a partnership with fellow foodie fan Uber Eats! Starting April 1, you can order dishes from local restaurants that have been reviewed or featured by Texas Monthly's trusted editors by looking for the “As Seen in Texas Monthly” seal.

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February 26, 2018

Guiltless Pleasures

Everybody loves a good burger, including Texas chefs Tracy Miller and Claire Smith. Watch the videos to get recipe tips from the chefs.