By Carol Ann Sayle At seven o’clock on an already-warm, humid, drought-suffering mid-June day, sweat dripped from my face as I leaned on the spading fork and pushed its tines easily into the ...
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Photography By Dustin Fedako The Food is Free Project started in November 2011 with a single four-by-four-foot raised bed of winter greens in John VanDeusen Edwards’s front yard and a ...
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By Carol Ann Sayle The plants droop in the torrid afternoon sun, hopeful that the day’s torture may eventually fade. Leaves slump to flank stalks—channels of nutrients and ...
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By Jeremy Walther Photography by Holly Henderson  When traveling east to west along Interstate 10 somewhere near Sonora, the transition is sensed more than observed. The color of the spring-fed ...
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Though the seemingly generous amount of rain our city finally received in December and January provided much-needed relief from record-breaking aridity, Central Texas drought conditions are still ...
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By Jeremy WaltherPhotography by Kelly West A common frustration for gardeners is lack of control. The books say it won’t happen, but we do get late-April freezes in Central Texas. We also get ...
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By Jessica DupuyPhotography by Aimee Wenske The evening grind for the kitchen at Hopdoddy Burger Bar, South Congress Avenue's hip beer-and-burger joint, plays out as a rhythmic dance. Guests relax ...
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By Jim Long Is a rose an herb? Most people would say no, believing herbs to be merely parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme and a few others. However, if you visit India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey or ...
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