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Texas Connects Us

Texas Connects Us

Celebrating the people and stories that make Texas unique

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.

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 at 07:17 PM CDT

Mansfield Family Rules the Midway at State Fair of Texas

Mansfield Family Rules the Midway at State Fair of Texas

Each October the Kastl family has to juggle working at the State Fair of Texas with raising very active kids in Mansfield.

Monday, Oct 3, 2016 at 06:46 PM CDT

Grace's Jelly Brings the Heat

Grace's Jelly Brings the Heat

Grace McHenry, 91, of Dallas, won a blue ribbon for her jalapeno jelly at the State Fair of Texas.

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 04:05 AM CDT

Log Rolling at University of Texas at Dallas

Log Rolling at University of Texas at Dallas

There's a new attraction at the University of Texas at Dallas aquatic center - A red, 65-pound, 12-foot long polyethylene log.

Friday, Sep 16, 2016 at 06:38 PM CDT

Dallas Program Shines a Light on Sewing Success

Dallas Program Shines a Light on Sewing Success

Tish Cox has partnered with the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, which means her high-end fashion line will now be produced by people who are blind or visually impaired.

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 at 06:39 PM CDT

Anime in Flower Mound

Anime in Flower Mound

FUNimation is the leading anime company in North America, and it's based in Flower Mound. The company produces, markets and distributes nearly 700 episodes and a dozen anime movies a year.

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