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Celebrating the people and stories that make Texas unique

Friday, Jun 23, 2017 at 06:59 PM CDT

George the Rooster Rules the Roost at Dallas Hardware Store

George the Rooster Rules the Roost at Dallas Hardware Store

A hardware store in northeast Dallas has quite a following, but it's not because of their tools or home decor. It's all because of George the rooster.

Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 07:39 PM CDT

Messina Family Helps Fix Grapevine's 'Sole'

Messina Family Helps Fix Grapevine's 'Sole'

The Messina family has been fixing shoes in North Texas for well over 100 years.

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 07:44 PM CDT

Nostalgia Drives Passion For Toy Collectors

Nostalgia Drives Passion For Toy Collectors

We all had that one toy we loved as a kid. But for some us, that love of toys never stopped growing.

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 07:52 AM CDT

Greenville Teen Remembers Sacrifices of Service Members

Greenville Teen Remembers Sacrifices of Service Members

A Greenville teenager is making it his mission to remember Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action. He’s honoring their sacrifice in an unusual way, hoping it will make others remember, too.

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 11:27 PM CDT

Vintage Grill and Car Museum Preserves the Past

Vintage Grill and Car Museum Preserves the Past

Just outside downtown Weatherford the Vintage Grill and Car Museum transports you to the past while offering a cool place to hang out and eat.

Friday, Jun 9, 2017 at 06:59 PM CDT

Pioneering Pilot Retires from Southwest Airlines

Pioneering Pilot Retires from Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines pilot Louis Freeman retires from the company after leaving a lasting legacy on aviation.

Friday, Jun 2, 2017 at 06:39 PM CDT

Taco the Miniature Donkey Helps Counsel Children

Taco the Miniature Donkey Helps Counsel Children

Meet Taco, a miniature donkey who had been abandoned but now helps counsel children at the Texas Horse Park.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 06:39 PM CDT

Family Behind the Iconic El Fenix Mexican Restaurant

Family Behind the Iconic El Fenix Mexican Restaurant

The El Fenix Mexican restaurant in Dallas started with humble roots and blossomed into a history-making business.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 06:03 PM CDT

Grand Prairie Graduates Take Special Journey Together

Grand Prairie Graduates Take Special Journey Together

Before they go off on their own, the first graduating class of the Young Women's Leadership Academy in Grand Prairie gathered for one last journey together.

Friday, Apr 7, 2017 at 05:54 PM CDT

Fort Worth Botanic Garden Plant Sale

Fort Worth Botanic Garden Plant Sale

“It’s the fun of seeing life keep going,” said John Turrentine, a retired science teacher and now avid day lily raiser. Thursday, Turrentine was one of many plant enthusiasts getting ready for the Fort Worth...

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