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Friday 06/24/2016
Don’t underestimate the importance of reading
Posted: June 24, 2016

I love books — those bound pages of the written words that can take a reader on a magic carpet ride to faraway places or to distant times past. Not only do they take me to places I may never get to see in person, they also teach me about cultures and eras so different from my own, but eerily similar. I can’t imagine not being able to read.

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Sunday 05/29/2016
Take a Tour of Texas Cuisine without Leaving Home
Posted: May 29, 2016

Take a tour of Texas cuisine without leaving home

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Thursday 04/28/2016
‘Her One and Only’ blends romance with suspense
Posted: April 28, 2016

Love, faith and family are at the heart of Becky Wade’s latest novel, “Her One and Only,” as the youngest Porter sibling — a now 26-year-old Dru — takes center stage in the final installment of Wade’s four-part series.

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Monday 04/11/2016
Learn to landscape with edible plants
Posted: April 11, 2016

Sometimes gardening books are complicated, formulaic or intimidating with lots of data and complex charts. Information overload! But in Cheryl Beesley’s new book, “Landscaping with Edible Plants in Texas,” published by Texas A&M University Press, she takes a natural approach, like she’s walking you through her garden giving helpful tips. And she is on every page. The concept of combining ornamental plants with edible ones in landscaping schemes is centuries old, but Beesley’s book is the first one to focus on edible gardening and landscape designs just for Texas. And that’s a daunting task since Texas has seven of the 26 U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zones.

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Monday 02/01/2016
Past meets present in ‘The Sea Keeper’s Daughters’
Posted: February 01, 2016

Lisa Wingate’s latest novel, “The Sea Keeper’s Daughters,” is the final book in a trilogy that revolves around a family mystery that spans decades. Once again Wingate takes her readers on an eloquent trip through time as she travels from the 19th century to the 21st century.

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