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Texas Whiskey Trail Certified

Aug 19, 2019 By TM Promotions

Last year, the Texas Whiskey Association made the decision that in order for it to be considered true Certified Texas Whiskey, all of these steps must be done in the Lone Star State.

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The Bull x The Horns: How to be Optimistically Negative

Aug 15, 2019 By TM Promotions

Q: I struggle with being honest when people ask me about things in life that, frankly, kind of suck. This theme pops up in different areas of life, but particularly as a new mom with PPD, I don’t know how to address my experiences entering parenthood. I don’t want to…

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Good Newscast: Episode 14

Jul 29, 2019 By TM Promotions

In this episode of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, Arely, Andrew, and Owen spotlight good news about public health, mental health, and an underground international safety network that provides assistance to people across the world who are LGBTQ.

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Good Newscast: Episode 13

Jul 23, 2019 By TM Promotions

In episode 13 of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, Owen takes us on a pilgrimage across Spain, Andrew spotlights new ways to keep plastic from outnumbering fish in our oceans, and Arely gives us the story behind the story of a hero meteorologist in Abilene.

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The Bull x The Horns: Help! I Have Imposter Syndrome.

Jul 22, 2019 By TM Promotions

Q: My husband works in a creative field and has ‘imposter syndrome.’ He worries that he’s not talented enough or can replaced at any moment. When he thinks about pursuing new opportunities, he becomes terrified of failure—professionally and financially. This stress is causing him to withdraw and be unhappy. How…

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Building A Habitat For Sustainable Life In Space

Jul 21, 2019 By TM Promotions

As NASA and private companies race to send humans to Mars and beyond, the need for a program providing sustainable life for long periods in space becomes apparent. Dr. Robert Skelton has proposed a growable habitat with 1 G of gravitational force to solve this need. Skelton, a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment…

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Austin’s Historic Places

Jul 16, 2019 By TM Promotions

The City of Austin is rich with history and culture, boasting a variety of cherished landmarks that elevate the area. From its stunning springs to its quaint museums, each gem tells a story of Old Austin while informing the present, as a reminder of how far the city has come and will continue to thrive.

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For “Bobby Bones” Host Amy Brown, Optimism is a Choice

Jul 2, 2019 By TM Promotions

Austin native Amy Brown is a radio personality on the popular syndicated “Bobby Bones” radio show. Broadcasting live from Nashville, Amy often shares stories from her life with listeners. When her mother, Judy, was diagnosed in 2012 with cancer for the third time, Amy shared how she chose joy through…

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Grill Like a Texan: Other Meats

Jun 27, 2019 By TM Promotions

Chicken is sometimes underappreciated due to its neutral flavor, but that makes it a fantastic backdrop for marinades and rubs. Grill bone-in, marinated chicken quarters over medium-low heat with a visit to the hot side of the grill to crisp the skin. Choose thicker cuts of fish over leaner fish…

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Grill Like a Texan: Sides and Desserts

Jun 27, 2019 By TM Promotions

The grill is the perfect place to round out the menu because practically anything that you can cook indoors, you can cook outdoors. Cut squash and potatoes lengthwise for grillable pieces that you can serve whole or cut after they’re cooked through. Whip up smoky green beans and asparagus by…

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Grill Like a Texan: Marinades vs. Rubs

Jun 26, 2019 By TM Promotions

Marinades serve double duty by adding zippy, delicious flavors as well as tenderizing the meat. Acidic liquids like vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, or wine serve as the tenderizer, while herbs and flavorful vegetables like garlic, thyme, onion, and rosemary provide flavor notes. Marinate less-tender cuts…

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Grill Like a Texan: Novice Mistakes

Jun 26, 2019 By TM Promotions

We’ve all been there: Visions of photo-ready grilling give way to burned burgers, empty fuel tanks, or dried-out chicken. Keep the grill dream alive by heading off common mistakes.   COLD SNAP Charcoal requires time to reach optimal cooking heat. Don’t slap meat on the grill until the coals…

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Grill Like a Texan: How to Grill a Steak

Jun 26, 2019 By TM Promotions

Choose a grill-worthy cut. For a tender steak, look to cuts such as ribeye, strip steak, and top sirloin. Flat iron, skirt and flank steaks are leaner and benefit from marinating. Avoid excessive edge fat and gristle, and look for fresh, deep-red color. H-E-B makes this easy on…

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Recipe: Spicy Hawaiian Burger

Jun 26, 2019 By TM Promotions

Chef Sean’s Spicy Hawaiian Burger Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves: 2 Ingredients 2 pineapple slices Nonstick spray 2 H‑E‑B Sliced Canadian Bacon 2 H‑E‑B Prime 1 Brisket Burgers 1/4 tsp. kosher salt 1/4 tsp. black pepper…

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Recipe: Queso Fundido

Jun 26, 2019 By TM Promotions

Chef Charlotte’s Queso Fundido Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients 4 oz. asadero cheese shredded 4 oz. Manchego cheese, shredded 2 1/2 oz. Palacios Chorizo, diced 1/4 cup jalapeños, diced 1/4 cup onions, small diced 1/4 cup…

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Camp Helen State Park

Jun 19, 2019 By TM Promotions

Perhaps Panama City Beach’s greatest draw is its eco-diversity, which can be experienced in full via a leisurely afternoon of roaming the grounds of Camp Helen State Park.

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St. Andrews State Park

Jun 19, 2019 By TM Promotions

Bordering Panama City Beach to the far east, St. Andrews State Park is a former military reservation with Gulf access and some of the best beachfront real estate along the coast.

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Shell Island: The Jewel of Panama City Beach

Jun 19, 2019 By TM Promotions

The approach to Shell Island is one of splendor, particularly if you’re a passenger on the first boat of the day to arrive to a near-empty paradise: Tepid emerald water laps up on the sugar-white sand like a metronome, flocks of curious shorebirds perched on the crooked pier jetting out…

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Good Newscast: Episode 12

Jun 17, 2019 By TM Promotions

At the halfway point of the year, Owen, Andrew and Arely seek out stories that are good news in the making. These works in progress give us hope—from capping the price of insulin, to funding state parks, to coming to terms with an old Austin ordinance to racially divide the city.

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Good Newscast: Episode 11

Jun 5, 2019 By TM Promotions

On episode 11 of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, Owen, Andrew and Arely deftly navigate three stories of three women—all of whom face hardships and danger to emerge as heroes for us all.

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The Wild Side

May 21, 2019 By Dan Oko

Big Bend–Where Apache raiders, Mexican rebels, and American bikers find common ground.

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Good Newscast: Episode 10

May 20, 2019 By TM Promotions

In this week's episode of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, Owen, Arely, and Andrew extrapolate optimism from 18 pizzas, 3 million meals, and 242 years of American self-governance.

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Good Newscast: Episode 9

May 6, 2019 By TM Promotions

In this special "lightening round" episode of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, hosts Arely, Andrew, and Owen speed through headlines—some good, some not-so-good—seeking optimism in aging, education, and history.