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Flat Friends help students engage with Texas agriculture

By Jessica Domel For the past few weeks, 23 elementary school students from the San Antonio area have followed me throughout my day-to-day life, learning about Texas agriculture. But instead of having the children board a bus each day, our connection is made digitally thanks to an eight-inch tall man with a bright red tie. [...]

Technology drives big changes in supermarkets

By Shala Watson Online shopping is nothing new, and we often use it to buy clothes, gadgets and other items. But what about for milk, bread and bananas? Trying to juggle trips to the grocery store with work, errands, kids’ activities and other tasks can be a challenge. We all lead busy lives and are [...]

Oven-Fried Chicken

By Kelly Bogard Here in Texas, we love a good fried meal, especially fried chicken. But the mess it makes can sometimes take the fun out of being in the kitchen. That’s why I’m sharing a secret—how to make crispy chicken in the oven! Without the mess! And it's a quicker, lighter version of the traditional [...]

Feral hogs root up our family’s farm

By Lindsay Kimbrell The hog debate has really gotten hot the last couple of months, and I don’t understand why. Since when did so many care about a feral hog? But farmers and ranchers like myself do. We care about the damage they cause and the crops they destroy. We’ve been trying for years in [...]

Strawberry Bread Pudding

By Kelly Bogard Bright red and full of sweet juicy goodness, strawberries are a mainstay in Texas this time of year. They're so popular in the quiet town of Poteet that they dedicate three days to celebrating them in April. This year, the Poteet Strawberry Festival will be April 7-9. Everything from jams and breads [...]

Rebuilding after the wildfires

By Julie Tomascik Three weeks have passed. The three fires are out. And three things remain—faith, hope and a sense of community with those near and far. When the wildfires swept across the Texas Panhandle earlier this month, families were left feeling helpless. The fires raged. Flames licked the sky. The blazes grew. Minutes turned [...]