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10 food safety tips for emergencies

By Kelly Bogard As seen this past week, natural disasters are unpredictable and can turn bad. Fast. From 130+ mile per hour winds to rising water, Mother Nature has been wreaking havoc on South and Southeast Texas. And while there are many families still waiting to go home, there's always thoughts of food safety in a [...]

Harvey drowns hope as disaster strikes family farm

By Julie Tomascik This year was going to be different. The cotton looked good. Unbelievably good. Fat bolls loaded on compact stalks. A sea of white, as far as the eye could see. Matagorda County farmer Robby Reed was hopeful. Until a bad boy named Harvey paid a visit. Some say it's the hurricane for [...]

Steak Fingers

By Kelly Bogard On Sunday afternoon, people will flock to Fair Park for the Big Tex Choice Awards. Chefs and foodies from all over the great state of Texas are vying for the coveted honor of being a "Big Tex" winner. And as in many years past, most of the finalists have something in common. [...]

Growing fruitful crops and children

By Jessica Domel As thousands of Texas school children head back to their classrooms, I can’t help but think about this wonderful crop our nation is growing. Our students today are our future tomorrow. Like the seeds we plant for corn, cotton, sorghum and more, children must be nurtured properly in order to grow and [...]

Overnight Waffles

By Kelly Bogard We all knew it would happen. Summer is coming to a close, and it's time for the kiddos to take on another year of school. Backpacks are filled with school supplies. New shoes are tied. And Texas-sized appetites are waiting in the morning. As we prep for a new school year, I [...]

Fair season is gearing up in Texas

By Shala Watson Summer is winding down and fair season is almost upon us! The State Fair of Texas and county fairs across the state are gearing up. They’re a great way to spend time with family, promote agriculture and celebrate all things Texas. The sights, sounds and tastes of agriculture are everywhere. The best [...]

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