Donny Crain teaches classes at Sea Rim State Park, sharing his love of Gulf Coast fishing with anyone who crosses his path.
PJ Izaguirre is a race director for Tejas Trails. The routes are long; the preparation is grueling. And you'll never meet someone with more positive vibes.
A visit to the long-running outdoor stage production reveals how members of the cast and crew are connected to the show in personal ways.
Before Palo Pinto Mountains State Park opens its doors the public, Billy Hassell, whose career is intertwined with wildlife conservation, got a sneak peek—sketchbook and watercolors in hand.
Melissa Chadwick is the keeper of Mother Neff State Park—a park that started as a family retreat and became the foundation for the state’s hundred-year-old parks system.
Watercolorist Sara Drescher starts her creative process at thrift shops and animates her still lifes with feminist themes.
Round House Paper in Cedar Hill aims to tackle reading-level disparities by centering little readers in Black communities.
Uniquka Christian hosts classes for young aspiring fashion designers through her program, Student ICONS.
Josh Eilers is a former U.S. Army ranger who founded Ranger Cattle in Austin, which specializes in pasture-raised Wagyu cattle.
Since 1941, a family company called Anodyne Wool has provided the raw material for uniforms in every branch of the military.
Third-generation owner Susannah Cronin opened the event space Amelia Farm & Market in Beaumont to save her family’s pecan orchard.
Co-owner Miguel Martin is the creative talent behind the one-of-a-kind papier-mâché sculptures featured at the downtown store.
Radio DJ David Kolar hosts The American Czech Hour, which broadcasts from Hillsboro across a 25-mile radius.
Dr. Andy Glusenkamp of the zoo's Center for Conservation & Research leads volunteers in a hands-on experience to preserve the beloved state reptile.
As fewer young people seek trade careers, Hill Country building specialist Richard Laughlin hopes to interest students in a career path full of opportunity. First assignment? Build a tiny home.
Chef David Skinner of Eculent has been called a mad genius. With a focus on molecular gastronomy, he invites guests to “rethink everything.”
Ann Thomasson-Wilson’s East Texas bait shop is a must-stop before anglers of all ages head out to the nearby Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
Owner Rusty Cook has accumulated enough neon signs to cover the entire restaurant, and artisan Rebecca Welch restores them to their original glow.
The restaurant's owner, Bill Lyons, reflects on how far the restaurant has come since its doors opened in 1946.
For decades, Lubbock-based filmmaker Dale Johnson traveled the globe documenting the beauty, power, and fragility of the natural world.
Famous for portraits of Houston’s Black community, Hudnall's work is recognized around the world while his subject matter remains distinctly local.
The early road used by Native Americans and settlers ran through what would become Gary Pinkerton’s family farm in Rusk County.
Lyne Raff gets up close and personal with moths, cicadas, and other intricate insects.
From the rural East Texas community of Pleasant Hill, a group of women depicts the sights and sounds that guided people to freedom.
In Lubbock, Linda Mason turned a sweets craving into a full-time business, where her bold recipes provide a sweet connection to her sons.
Beki Morris creates mosaic images from wine corks. By playing with textures, colors, and shapes, she creates impressive depth and detail.
John Havard and his wife, Andrea, created the Cowboy Jack channel as an alternative to sensory-overloaded children's media.
Del Benedict collects previously shed deer and elk antlers to be made into handcrafted chandeliers, furniture, and accessories at his Fredericksburg shop.
Dale Acker is the collector behind the Up in Arms museum in Nazareth, which is home to more historical weapons and artifacts than the town has people.
Garret Langlois explains how he first stumbled upon, then dove into the exciting discovery that beavers had returned to the Llano Estacado after thousands of years.
The best secret in Mineola can be found at the back of a downtown mercantile where Shelia Parker serves hot, homemade fried pies.
Twenty-something Annemarie Sullivan is a modern livestock farmer at the helm of the operation, connecting Texans with their food through sustainable practices.
Ethan and Amanda Langley restore classic travel trailers for road warriors from all over North America.
With access to hiking trails and waterfalls, Silver Falls Park is a beloved stop for weary travelers looking to refresh, recharge, and reminisce.
Years ago, Larry Sanders became the proud owner of a decommissioned Atlas ICBM nuclear missile silo that was ready for use during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.
Ybarra is one of only a few professional women accordionists on the conjunto scene. The accordion is not only her instrument of choice, but her heart and soul.
From small woodland creatures to life-size figures, Cam Dockery has used chainsaws to carve more than 10,000 sculptures in his hometown of Whitharral.
With a little bit of faith, John Cockle turned his passion for retail and handcrafted jewelry into a successful business.
Texas Purple Hull Pea Festival Is More Than an Event. It’s the Story of Shankleville, One of the State’s Early Freedom Colonies.
Texas Country Reporter visits Lareatha Clay & Phillip White, organizers of the festival in Shankleville and descendants of the community's founders.
Kitt Williams invented a cornbread sandwich when she was eight years old. Today, it's a local Jefferson favorite.
Mark Nesmith is an art teacher and Beaumont native with a simple message: you don't need to travel far to foster a creative life.
Small-town pride and family ties have kept this independently owned grocery and deli going strong since 1977.
Robert Lane took over City Shoe Shop in Palestine after his father’s death.
At Texas Q in Kingwood, Sloan Rinaldi is the first woman in her family to take over the barbecue pit in over a hundred years.
The restaurant inside an old brick dairy building is run by chef David Claybar, whose family roots in Orange run several generations deep.
David Cea of Orlando’s Italian Restaurant reflects on the restaurant’s legacy and growth.
John Urban is a retired minister whose toy tinkering has become more than just a hobby.
Established in 1946, this Houston restaurant is keeping the family tradition alive, one piece of fried chicken at a time.
The founder of the first Black-owned outdoor retailer says there should be no gatekeepers to the great outdoors.
Nari Hodges of Ooyoo Pan creates meticulously designed Korean-style macarons that are hand-piped with love.