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Loving your heart

By Jessica Domel February holds a special place in my heart. Not because of Valentine’s Day, but because of Heart Health Month. Heart disease runs in my family. And my father was just hospitalized for a heart-related issue. Sitting in the emergency room with him was a wake-up call for me, and for my family. [...]

No more meat?

By Julie Tomascik What if we lived in a world without steaks, pork loin and chicken? Tender roasts, smoked ham and turkey legs? I'd be disappointed and hungry. That's for sure. But kids may not know these good-for-you, tasty proteins if a dietary advisory committee has their way. Every five years, the U.S. Department of [...]

Look deeper into the meat counter

By Julie Vrazel There’s no way to deny it—the cost of everything is rising, including beef. And significant price relief isn’t around the corner. While we’ve been enjoying years of steady retail beef prices, Texas ranchers have dealt with volatile markets. Today, those price swings are making their way into the grocery store. But do [...]

Getting bigger in Texas?

By Nathan Smith If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? A tough question for foodies, but mine would be a greasy cheeseburger. I am a huge fan and apparently, the First Lady and I share a common love. Recently, ABC News reported that Michelle Obama [...]

Chocolate milk going extinct?

By Nathan Smith To this Texan, the only thing better than milk is chocolate milk. It’s a favorite part of my post exercise routine, so it’s a good thing I’m not a student in some Los Angeles or Washington, D.C. school districts where chocolate milk is a thing of the past. School administrators in some [...]