Summer

Critters |
July 23, 2019

Should You Shave Your Dog in the Summertime?

Ten years ago, my wife and I saw a listing on Craigslist for an 18-month-old Siberian husky. Within a few seconds of meeting Dio, I knew he was our dog. In the years since, we’ve cared for him in little ways (a grain-free diet that agrees with his sensitive stomach!)

The Culture |
March 23, 2015

How to Survive the Summer

When I was a teenager growing up in Wichita Falls, which is regularly hailed as one of the hottest cities in the state (and sometimes the country), I spent my summers smelling like roadkill. The moment I stepped outside my house, sweat began sliding like syrup down my back.

Travel & Outdoors |
April 17, 2014

13 Summer Weekend Getaways

That's what summer boils down to: Thirteen opportunities to rip up your Friday-to-Sunday routine and go in search of adventure on the high plains. Or utter Relaxation along a languid East Texas river. Or cooler climes inthe historic heart of santa fe. Or the tastiest red enchiladas in El Paso.

Travel & Outdoors |
January 21, 2013

Into the Wild

Out of more than half a million acres of state parks and natural areas, we’ve chosen the ten best trips—where to camp, what to do, and what to look for when you head to the nearest town

Eat My Words |
August 19, 2010

Trailer Thursday: Good Pop

It’s still hot. And by hot, I mean a scorching 104 degrees. And we’ve got at least another month or two to go. So I thought I’d share with you my favorite recipe for keeping cool in Austin. Just this summer, I finally discovered the secret ingredient: Good

Web Exclusive |
June 30, 2009

Sweater Weather

Yes, it’s summer in Texas. It’s the summer to end all summers (please, God), with record-breaking heat, triple-digit temperatures, and the uncontrollable urge to sit in your freezer, atop the Häagen-Dazs bars.