They say that everything is just a little bit bigger in Texas, and that goes for Texas stories as much as anything. We Texans sure love to spin yarns, and below are just a few our fellow Texicureans have shared with us over the years.

Germans in Texas; Texans in Germany

September 29, 2022

Germans immigrated to Texas as early settlers, cementing a strong cultural presence. That’s why October + fest are words that go together like coffee and cream around here. But before you gear up to Prost! and chicken dance your dirndls off at Wurstfest, let’s deepen your Oktoberfest bona fides. Texicureans… Read more

Texas Trails: Diez y Seis de Septiembre & Texas: Celebrating Independence

August 30, 2022

Think you know everything about Texas, Mexico, and our interwoven history? Maybe not. The holiday on September 16th isn’t simply for margaritas and street tacos. It is about independence; specially, independence from Spain. This month, we invite you to reach beyond typical tex-mex and into food with deep tradition and… Read more

Adventure Ready

July 24, 2022

Texas is a plethora of adventures waiting to be explored. Rivers, lakes, hills, forests, and trails all await our discovery. Being physically ready to tackle a hike, navigate a river in a kayak or enjoy a day walking the beach, simply makes it more enjoyable. Below  Jessi Oehler shares with… Read more

RV Kitchen Essentials

July 20, 2022

Being prepared makes hitting the trail so much easier and faster.  Whether you are a tent camper or RV’er, having a list of basic items assures you’ll be ready to take off for adventure! Megan Traeger shares her list of staples she keeps in her RV.  If you are a… Read more

Texas French Legation

March 1, 2022

Perched on a hill in east Austin, with a laser view of the State capitol, lies the adopted center of current French culture in Texas. The oldest documented home in the former “Waterloo” township, was built as the home and diplomatic outpost for the French charge d’affaires to the Republic… Read more

Fredericksburg Day Date

January 31, 2022

Dooley’s 5, 10 & 25 Cent Store Children laughing and giving toys a squeeze, adults taking a relaxing stroll down aisles, and a time honored 50 year veteran employee asking, “can I help you?” are the sights and sounds of Dooleys 5, 10, and 25 Cent store. Owned by the… Read more

Texicureans’ Trails: Date Night

October 14, 2021

It’s a great evening out to celebrate your relationship whether you are on a first date or have been married for 50+ years.  Here’s the Thursday night recommendation only a few minutes’ drive that gives the feel of a true get away. The reason for Thursday is the iconic Cabernet… Read more

Austrian Apple Strudel

November 19, 2020

What began as a Rotary exchange student/host family relationship has turned into an “adopted” mother/daughter love.  Barbara and I have retained close contact, visiting each other for special occasions, and thus creating a close bond.  Recently accepted into the University of Frieburg’s Doctoral Program, she also has raised an outstanding… Read more

A chance meeting that lead to love!

August 14, 2020

It was a chance meeting that lead to love. HEB had an endcap display that caught my eye: “Voted Texas Best” Homemade Vanilla Wafers. So, into my cart they went – if they are voted Texas best, then they must be good, right? True confession – I opened the bag… Read more

Grandma was a bootlegger in Wink

August 3, 2020

This slice of heaven recipe comes from a childhood neighbor in Austin. Diana and Doyle were high school sweethearts from Wink, Texas. I loved hearing about their life in this far west Texas oil boom town. What I loved even better was her walking over with this heavenly pie!  It’s… Read more