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MUSICIAN OF THE MONTH: Myles Smith

I’ve played music my entire life. At 8, I began playing piano and guitar. It became a large part of my day to day....

PUBLISHER LETTERS

Publisher Letter – June 2021

Dearest EXPLORE reader, I just stood at the window over my kitchen sink and watched a big old black crow peck his way around my...

Publisher Letter – May 2021

Dearest EXPLORE reader, I can solve every problem on earth while mowing the lawn. Something about being alone, earbuds firmly in my ear, the roar...

Publisher Letter – April 2021

Dearest EXPLORE reader, Sometimes I wonder about the answer to a most simple question: When will I get it ALL right? I have learned that after...

Publisher – March 2021

Dearest EXPLORE reader, WORDS. I “work” with words, and is the most simple way I explain my job to people. I ramble a bit about this...

Publisher Letter – February 2021

Dearest EXPLORE reader, A few stats about yours truly: I’m a single dad to 3, ages 17, 14, 11. 45 years old. Moderately decent health and...

Letter From The Publisher

Welcome to 2021. Man, it feels good to be able to say that. For virtually this entire “chapter”, I have concluded each of these letters with...

ART OF

ART OF: THE INVESTIGATION

“Without truth, there is no justice.” Dr. Ron Martinelli For Dr. Ron Martinelli, PHD, a profession in forensics was not always the case. Originally a...

ART OF THE FLUSH: Rob Wise

Rob Wise has been playing in the dirt his entire life. Admittedly, he hated school and daydreamed most days of simply being able to...

Art of the Roast: MASON MAINZ

You might not know Mason Mainz, but you know his business: Black Rifle Coffee Company. Quickly becoming one of the area’s most trafficked coffeehouses,...

ART ARTICLES

MOORE ON ART: Renee Green

Every girl has a fantasy of being the most beautiful, the prettiest and the center of attention: A beautiful piece of art. That dream...

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Broken Hearts

By Sam Smith What if? I know you have obstacles that stand between you and where you would like to be. We all do. I know you...

Live Positive

II try to be a positive person these days. Seems to be a better way to live than being negative. So last night, I tested...

Vampires

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Nothing Left To Fear

WWhen the great books are closed on this foul year of our Lord, two thousand twenty, one word will stand above them all. Not coronavirus....

Still Gonna Die

SShel Silverstein wrote a bunch of country music lyrics in the 1980s. Then he got a bunch of country music legends like Waylon Jennings...

FAVORITES

Dearest EXPLORE reader, I just stood at the window over my kitchen sink and watched a big old black crow peck his way around my...
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SURVIVOR STORIES

SURVIVOR’S STORY – Summer Poole

TThere are not many little girls who aren’t captivated by the love stories introduced to them by Disney and other sources at an early...

Survivor’s Story – Natalie Biggers

TThe childhood experience living in the Hill Country has drastically changed over the years and what once brought many newcomers to the area has...

Survivor’s Story – Katie Miller

SSouthern California is the host of bountiful beauty from crystal blue waves, snowy mountain tops, towering trees to glittering sunshine. It only makes sense...

Survivor’s Story

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FOOD ARTICLES

Let’s Talk About Fajitas

By Christine Friesenhahn No, Chilis did not invent them. In fact, Chilis lacks the capacity to even prepare them properly anymore since they removed their...

Red Wine’s Evil Minions

UUsually I share with you recipes for famous foods born in Texas. This week, I’m sharing a recipe born in Texas, but not yet...

Apple Of My Pie

IIt is often said that cooking is art and baking is science. Cooking was so natural to a right-brained, artistic type like myself. I...

Praise The Lard!

IIn Texas, like everywhere else, there are four main food groups. Ours are Mexican Food, Barbecued Brisket, Chicken Fried Steak, and Chili. Some would...