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 Austin on a shoestring

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Writer: TINA BAUSINGER  //  Courtesy Photos  //  Sept./Oct. 2015 A trip to Austin? Yes, please! Worried that you can’t manage it because your pockets are a little light on cash? Think again. You know of course you should take advantage ...

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A bumper crop of nostalgia at YesterLand Farm

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Writer: KELLY BELL  // Photographer: SCHUYLER WICK  // Sept./Oct. 2015 The contestants are Frankenswine, Ricky Pigcardo, Lusqueal Ball, Elvis Porksy and Shaquille O’Squeal. As they dash down the pig-racing track, their loud and shrill squeals almost drown out the cheering ...

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The lost art of floor cloths


Writer: JAN STATMAN  //   Photographer:  ANDREW D. BROSIG  // Sept./Oct. 2015 Kay Clement wants people to understand the difference between a primitive artist and a folk artist. Although both create art without the benefit of having had formal art ...

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Watermelon: Summer’s slice of heaven

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Writer: DANNY MOGLE // Courtesy Photos //  July/August 2015 What epitomizes summer more than the incredibly juicy and tasty watermelon? Many a summer church social, backyard pool party and lakeside family reunion has featured the versatile watermelon in dishes or ...

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The good life of Los Pinos

The Great Life of Los Pinos

Writer: JACQUE HILBURN-SIMMONS // Photographers: Lori Ivey, Mark Fisher // July/August 2015 There’s nothing simple about getting to the off-the-beaten-path location of Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards. Those who are directionally challenged might find the zigzag journey down narrow black asphalt ...

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Treasures of Arkansas

Treasures Of Arkansas

Writer and Photographer:  TAMRA BOLTON  // Travel  // July/August 2015 I love watching movies like “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” “National Treasure” and “King Solomon’s Mines.” A good mystery combined with the possibility of riches and adventure makes for ...

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