The big reveal always sets off a standing ovation and a chorus of oohs and aahs. The climactic moment takes place near the end of the Texas Rose Festival Queen's Coronation, the formal presentation on stage of the rose queen and her court.
One of my favorite childhood memories is going apple picking with my family. I distinctly remember the tree limbs thick with leaves and dripping with apples. It was incredibly peaceful in the orchard and as idyllic as a movie set.
When brothers Wes and Brad Ebey get together, the conversation inevitably turns to food — specifically fine dining. Who can blame them. They have been talking about and cooking great food all of their lives.
Bob and Patricia Mathews never have problems with their neighbors. In fact they love it when curious deer who live in the neighboring forest gather in their backyard or the ever-present song birds that nest on their property serenade them every morning.
Nearly 60 years after his death, Frank Lloyd Wright remains famous for trend-setting buildings that are in harmony with their surroundings. More than 300 of his buildings — ranging from private homes to public museums — exist. Here are five of the architect's most iconic buildings.Fallingwater
When I was growing up near Whitehouse, my parents had a large vegetable garden. My brother and I were called on to help plant seeds, keep the weeds and grass out (a never-ending and thankless job) and to harvest the crop. There always was something ready to be picked.
When you dream of summer, do your dreams include wine? If they do, consider making your dreams come true by touring two historic wineries that every oenophile should have on their wine-related bucket list or staying home and enjoying two wines — one from South America and one made right here…
Do you ever struggle with sticking to your exercise and diet routine? One skipped workout leads to another and another and another. Then, before you know it, your fitness progress grinds to a halt.
Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement… and anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved tips.
Chef Thomas Mattson checks out the suppliers and farms of the meat supplying and produce he cooks with at Roast Social Kitchen. When Chef Robinson Bravo wants fresh herbs for the meals he serves at the Restaurant at Kiepersol, all he has to do is pick them from a nearby greenhouse. At Cork F…
Call it the invasion of the dinosaurs. This summer no less than three Texas museums — including Tyler's Discovery Science Place — are hosting exhibits featuring our favorite supersized creatures of yesteryear.
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.
It's the wow factor — the moment when someone walks into a new home and sees something they don't expect or something so stunning that it takes their breath away.
Although it lacks the sheer grandeur of Palo Duro Canyon, Tyler State Park offers plenty of opportunities for those whose idea of a good time is hiking and biking through a forest with towering trees and along a picturesque spring-fed lake.
Every day, I get asked what the fastest or best way to get lean or lose fat is. And I'm expected to provide a fast and easy answer, but obviously, the truth is that getting and staying fit is a lifestyle, not a quick fix.
Not sure about cooking vegetables on the grill? Worried that the veggies will be either too done or not done enough? Never fear, follow these tips for perfect veggies off the grill every time.
There’s something about the wafting smell of a lit grill that takes me to a happy place: relaxing summer evenings and weekends with friends and family, dining al fresco under a clear blue sky and delicious dishes that signal warm weather has returned.
The number of empty-nesters is growing every year as baby boomers send their last chicks (sometimes grandchicks) off to college and/or the workplace.
Transform your backyard into a private oasis by turning to nature for inspiration. The natural elements of earth, air, fire and water provide what is needed for luxurious outdoor living.
Seven students from the Texas Social Media Research Institute at Tarleton State University covered the millennial travel experience on Carnival Cruise Lines.
Jason Healey doesn't mince words when describing the home he bought in 2016. "It was absolutely a piece of junk — an eyesore. It had every problem in the world."
While visiting the August 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, Ron entered the historic site of the first Olympic Games, the Panathinaikos Stadium, and watched an archery tournament with athletes from 43 nations.
For many, living the good life is relaxing with friends and family around a backyard pool. Add outdoor living areas and you have the makings of a spa-like retreat.
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.
Located within 90 miles of the southern tip of Florida, Cuba offers salsa dancing, world-class rum, famous high-quality cigars, vibrant art and jazz.
Standing in the heart and soul of historic Old Town in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the San Felipe de Neri Church grabs my attention.
Ceaseless predictions, red-carpet posing, nail-biting drama and the biggest movie stars basking in their moments of glory — America loves the Oscars.
The couple who owns our Showcase Home knew that getting what they wanted and needed would be — to put it kindly — quite the challenge.
As traffic moved forward at an intersection, a car on my left drove around me, crossed both lanes of traffic, dodged several cars and then sped away. I felt both anger and disbelief at the driver who violated a red light simply because he did not want to stop and wait his turn.
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.
What do you do when your home has a million dollar view of a lake but you’re not so crazy about the house itself? The answer for one couple was to start from scratch and replace their house with the lakeside retreat that they had always dreamed of.
Years ago, we took a group of college students to Matamoros, Mexico, to build an orphanage. Subfreezing weather caused several deaths among the street children and elderly people caught without shelter. We gave away hundreds of pieces of used clothing the first day.
America loves chocolate — and successful entrepreneurs. In my 30-plus years of travel, I have visited with many different confectioners, but three of them stand out, not only for their excellent creations, but for their success in their local markets.
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…