Mother Nature is quite the genius. When she turns up the heat, she also sends sweet, juicy fruit for us to enjoy and maybe as a bit of a peace offering, too. Delicious summer fruit not only delights our taste buds, its high-water content cools us down.

AUSTIN – Many Texans opt outside to help reconnect with nature after a long winter, but Spring Break adventures aren’t limited to swimming, camping and hiking. Fishing also offers a great way for families to experience the diverse aquatic life and scenic places that Texas has to offer.

Pulses, the little legumes more commonly referred to as beans, are one of the most overlooked and misunderstood categories of food in the American diet. A powerhouse of nutrition, beans have been feeding people for centuries, often sharing the spotlight with grains and potatoes as the main f…

East Texas is home to many vineyards and wineries. The Piney Woods Wine Trail, organized in 2010, draws attention to the area's wine industry. Today the trail is made up of about 20 vineyards   — from Mount Pleasant to Nacogdoches.

A garden doesn't have to be a huge commitment, but with the right tools, a little time and easy-to-follow instructions you'll be on your way to developing your green thumb. Whether you choose to plant a modest window garden or a 4-acre plot, be sure to do it as a family — the benefits of gro…

 When you set out to live a healthier, better life, part of your goal was to shed that belly fat that has plagued you all these years. However, try as you may, it sticks around like a bad habit.

It is a warm spring day at LB Equine Fitness and some of its many four-legged patients are being put through their rehabilitation sessions.

This time it is the red Jeep in the lead position struggling to get out of the creek and up a steep, muddy bank at an off-road park near Kilgore. The driver, Zac Tinkle, announces over the CB radio that he needs help.

You know how the story goes. You start the beginning of the year with massively wonderful intentions, promising this will be the year that you finally commit to eating healthy. Less than a week later, however, you wake up with a chip-and-queso hangover, feeling utterly defeated and just a bi…