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Friday, Dec 30, 2016 at 06:33 PM CST

Irving Restaurant Serving Up Luckiest Legume

Irving Restaurant Serving Up Luckiest Legume

For many families, eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day is a flavorful tradition. Though the peas often get mixed reactions regarding taste, one restaurant in Irving has an award-winning recipe sure to...

Friday, Dec 23, 2016 at 10:57 PM CST

Cowboys Fans Serve Food with Flair

Cowboys Fans Serve Food with Flair

Two sisters have been serving up home-style cooking for decades with a colorful flair. Oh, and they're also huge Dallas Cowboys fans.

Monday, Dec 12, 2016 at 07:48 PM CST

Flower Mound Teen Grants Wishes with Art

Flower Mound Teen Grants Wishes with Art

Janvi Shahi expects to soon reach a lifetime total of $100,000 in donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation; money she’s raised through her paintings.

Monday, Nov 28, 2016 at 11:34 AM CST

Texas Museum of Broadcasting Opens in Kilgore

Texas Museum of Broadcasting Opens in Kilgore

“I can’t deny it! I mean I woke up one day and noticed I had over 50 TV cameras and then you go, ‘well, what am I going to do with this stuff?’” asked Conrad. His answer: open a museum.

Thursday, Nov 24, 2016 at 04:36 PM CST

Greenberg Smoked Turkey Endures as Holiday Staple

Greenberg Smoked Turkey Endures as Holiday Staple

Greenberg Smoked Turkey in Tyler is a holiday tradition for many families, especially in Texas. The company will ship 200,000 turkeys all over the country before the end of the year.

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 at 07:04 PM CST

Fishing Therapy for Veterans at Heroes on the Water

Fishing Therapy for Veterans at Heroes on the Water

Sitting on the calm waters of a Texas lake can help heal the soul. There's a growing organization called Heroes on the Water that's helping veterans do just that.

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 at 03:51 PM CST

Texican Food is Blending Cultures

Texican Food is Blending Cultures

Made famous from his deep-fried creations at the State Fair of Texas, Abel Gonzales is now working to perfect flavors that represent his culture: as a Texan and Mexican.

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 at 03:52 PM CST

Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls

Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls

Dia de los Muertos is November 1 and 2, and it’s dedicated to remembering loved ones who have passed away.

Monday, Oct 17, 2016 at 06:54 PM CDT

Firing Up the Pizza Ovens at the State Fair of Texas

Firing Up the Pizza Ovens at the State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas pizza cook-off is an exciting competition with tasty results.

Monday, Oct 10, 2016 at 06:41 PM CDT

State Fair Games No Match for Longtime Fan

State Fair Games No Match for Longtime Fan

Dallas-native Wayne Smith is a big kid at heart. He collects old games and loves the State Fair of Texas. And when both of those world's collide, everyone smiles.

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