In episode 21 of Good Newcast, sponsored by Frost Bank, Owen applauds the first all-woman space walk, Andrew has a story of empathy for an orangutan that broadens to a discussion about humanity, and Arely shows how a compassionate coach's fearless act saved two lives at a high school in Oregon.
The Texas Optimism Project and Frost Bank are proud to share episode 20 of Good Newscast, a podcast about good news in the world. Optimism can change lives, but it doesn’t always come easy. Join hosts Owen Egerton, Arely Silva and Andrew Roush as they dive headfirst into exploring the…
The Defining Moment Comprehensive Campaign at St. Mary's University is transforming the lives of students for the better. Read more about this effort and its impact on students here.
When visiting Austin, a stay at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center means getting to enjoy the richness of Austin’s culture and many entertainment districts while in the heart of Longhorn Country. For visitors and Texas Exes returning home, there’s no place quite like it.
Q: I love the holidays, but I also get overwhelmed by everything—the spending, the family obligations, the cultural emphasis on “more, more, more!” By the time it all ends, I’m exhausted and frankly, cynical! What advice do you have to maintain a sense of optimism during “the most wonderful time…
Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton is the Poet Laureate Emeritus of Houston, but her status as a community leader had humble beginnings.
If there’s anything Garrison Brothers’ founder Dan Garrison likes as much as bourbon, it’s Texas’s wide open spaces and natural treasures, like Balmorhea State Park and its beautiful springfed pool, an oasis in the dry West Texas landscape.
Bourbon bottling at Garrison Brothers' Hill Country distillery is a sought after task that more than 16,000 people have put their names in a lottery to volunteer.
Dan Garrison heads up Garrison Brothers, the first distillery in Texas to offer legally made bourbon that’s also one of the few Texas-certified spirits.
Learning about bourbon can easily become a lifetime pursuit.
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…
Texas Monthly LIVE returned for a second season, taking the show on a tour across Texas. Attendees experienced a live issue of the magazine reimagined for a theater audience. Mixing music, video, and narration, this special ninety-minute performance took audience members on a storytelling journey they’ll never forget. Texas Monthly LIVE featured…
As the 2020 Bourbon Takeover of Texas season draws nearer, we’re catching up with 2019 winner Terance Robson to get his top 5 tips and tricks for future competitors.
In honor of the new decade, we’ve put together three phenomenal cocktail recipes combining bourbon and bubbles that’ll send you into the new year with a skip in your step.
Get the Island vibe and spend the winter with the turtles, birds, dolphins and Island folks on South Padre Island. So beautiful. So Padre.
Tucked away in the heart of the Rocky Mountains–well off the beaten path–is a charming mountain town that sparkles in wintertime. Celebrate the snow and the season in Crested Butte.
Earn yourself a permanent place on the “Nice” list by making one (or all) of these bourbon-infused classics for Christmas this year.
Meet Cody Northcutt, the 2019 Bourbon Brawl Finalist from Houston.
Hair of the Dog recipes to cure any New Years hangover with Garrison Brothers Small Batch Bourbon.
Created by over 100 local artists, House of Eternal Return is a wildly imaginative, 20,000-square-foot space designed to inspire participants of all ages.
Preparing a turkey dinner to remember is easy when you have the essentials, all found at H-E-B.
Jacob Peters, a 2019 finalist and bartender at Whiskey & Rye in Fort Worth, took inspiration from one of his favorite drinks, the Bramble, while using his non-Texas roots to his advantage in the competition.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, here are our top three eggnog recipes using on the best Texas bourbon whiskey.
During the 2019 Bourbon Takeover of Texas, Hugo Osorio was “really inspired by contrast” and stunned judges with the innovative ingredients and techniques that he used to craft the earthy, spicy, floral concoction that he named “Invitation to Friendship.”
Grab a blanket, crank up that A/C, and start sipping these two cinnamon and Garrison Brothers Bourbon cocktails this holiday season.
In honor of National Bartender Day, we’ve compiled five of our all-time favorite bourbon cocktail recipes from five of the best bartenders in the state from Garrison Brothers Bourbon Brawl 2019.
From the classics to holiday drinks, check out these featured recipes for the holiday season from the chefs at H-E-B.
From on-trend to one-of-a-kind to timeless classics – Diamonds Direct has the gifts on everyone’s wish list!
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.
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.
Serve homemade monkey bread in less than 30 minutes with this Air Fryer recipe. With sugar and spice, this is always nice.
The perfect way to warm up this holiday season.
Cozy up next to the fireplace this holiday season with this easy apple cider recipe. Don't forget to add a cinnamon stick to bring it to life.
This light festive recipe is great after a full holiday meal. The caramel sauce is perfect with whipped cream or ice cream.
Christmas isn't complete without a holiday ham. Check out this recipe for a quick and easy take on the holiday classic.
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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!
Iconic brands in the space like Wrangler are striking the balance between paying homage to their Western roots while embracing the style of today with the introduction of collections like Wrangler Retro, which incorporates the timeless icons of the Wrangler brand with a modern twist.
Embrace your own brand of wellness by planning a new adventure or self-care retreat in the new year.
Q: As I get older, I worry about my ability to sustain friendships with people. I don’t want to lose the people I have in my life now, but I know that it’s natural that relationships change. It worries me that ties to people won’t last, even with added effort…
Joseph Moreno, Head Chef at Garrison Brothers Distillery, found his love for cooking from his grandmother. He often looks to her recipes for inspiration and a way to add depth into his own recipes.
During the “hometown” round of the 2019 Bourbon Takeover of Texas, bartenders all across the state competed to create a cocktail inspired by the flavors of home. The following four concoctions creatively incorporated pecans.
Here in Texas, Thanksgiving is all about the Three Fs: family, food, and football. This year we’d like to propose a fourth F: forty-seven. That’s the ABV of Garrison Brothers Small Batch Bourbon, the key ingredient you’ll need to whip up this boozy Thanksgiving Dinner.
A cross-industry Selection Committee of executive leaders came together to rate and rank the final 50 businesses leading innovation in conservation in order to name the inaugural Texan by Nature 20. The TxN 20 is an initiative of Texan by Nature to recognize innovation and leadership in conservation. For…
Austin-based American Campus Communities (ACC) is big on sustainable construction and operations. Founded in 1993, ACC is the largest student housing company in the nation, with 37 LEED® certified properties, more than any other company in the American student housing industry.
Apache Corporation, a Houston-based exploration and production company with assets around the world, works to demonstrate that oil and gas operations and environmental stewardship in West Texas are not mutually exclusive enterprises.
Over the past decade, the operators of the Austin Convention center have consistently managed to drop energy, water, and natural gas usage by 30 percent or more. In 2011, a retrofit of the building received Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® program: lights and fixtures were upgraded from incandescent bulbs to LED lighting, and the building now runs wholly on wind energy.
Cirrus Logic, a major player in the semiconductor industry, is driving down vehicle emissions with proactive commuting solutions for its employees. The Austin-based company operates a free-of-charge network of private shuttle services at its major locations in Austin and Edinburgh, Scotland, and also fully reimburses employees that take local trains and buses.
In 2018, Union Pacific reduced its energy consumption by 3.1 million kilowatt-hours, with a large part of this reduction resulting from employee-driven solutions. Last year, Union Pacific kept 71 percent of its roughly 2.09 million tons of waste from going into landfills.
The Fort Davis-based “Conservation Real Estate Company” was founded by James King, who for twenty years served as Director of Land Protection for The Nature Conservancy, and Tammy King, a longtime real estate broker. Together, they’ve drawn on decades of relationships with landowners, buyers, sellers, and state and federal natural resource agencies to protect over 500,000 acres of land and water in Texas.