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New Year brings hope, opportunity

By Julie Tomascik You’re making a list. And checking it twice. But not for Christmas gifts. It’s that time for New Year’s resolutions. Even for farmers and ranchers. To build those fences. Save to buy that new tractor. And the age-old resolution—shed a few pounds. But the New Year is more than just resolutions. It’s [...]

Hard candy Christmas

By Julie Tomascik Hard candy—it’s the age-old sweet taste of Christmas. And one that’s steeped in tradition for my husband’s family. Every December, you’ll find them with gloves on, ready to make—and eat—hard candy. It’s a family legacy, started by “PawPaw” Vito Riola when he bought the candy-making shop in Cameron in 1930. Every year [...]

Five positively useful Texan gift ideas

By Jessica Domel The twinkle of colorful lights, the smell of cinnamon and pine and the sweetness of holiday tunes filling the air all mean one thing—Christmas is almost here. Although the traditional cooler temperatures are alluding many of us here in the Lone Star State, that hasn’t stopped thousands upon thousands of Texans from [...]

Hard candy Christmas

By Julie Tomascik Hard candy—it’s the age-old sweet taste of Christmas. And one that’s steeped in tradition for my husband’s family. Every December, you’ll find them with gloves on, ready to make—and eat—hard candy. It’s a family legacy, started by “PawPaw” Vito Riola when he bought the candy-making shop in Cameron in 1930. Every year [...]

‘Tis the season

By Julie Tomascik Nine days, 206 hours or 12,360 minutes. However you choose to look at it, Christmas is just around the corner. If you’re anything like me, you haven’t started—much less finished—your shopping. And if there’s a farmer or rancher on your list, you may have absolutely no idea what to buy. Trust me. [...]

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