April 22

The Saga of Chips and Salsa

Salsa (combination of chilies, tomatoes and other spices) can be traced to the Aztecs, Mayans and Incas. The Spaniards first encountered tomatoes after their conquest of Mexico in 1519-1521, which marked the beginning of the history of Salsa sauce. Aztec lords combined tomatoes with chili peppers, ground squash seeds and consumed them mainly as a […]

April 22

Georgetown Red Poppy Fest

Seeds from poppies in Europe were sent to Georgetown right after World War I. Henry Purl Compton (known as “Okra”) who served in the American Expeditionary Forces sent them to his mother. She planted them at her home which is now 507 East 7th Street. From there, they were spread (by birds, bees, and people!) […]

April 22

Music Festivals!

Everyone loves a party and we Texans are no different. In a state as big as the Lone Star state, there is always somewhere to go. So pack your bags and come on down! We’ll be waiting for ya. Old Settler’s Music Festival 2017 THE BASICS WHERE: Driftwood, TX WHEN: April 20-April 23, 2017 TICKETS: […]

April 22

Its how we talk… five common phrases understood and spoken by true Texans.

  I’m fixin ta school y’all on Texas slang. Much has been made of the unique way native Texans have of speaking. Depending on where in Texas you are from…you will have different ways of speaking. Some words and phrases are universal though and have a basis deeply intertwined in Texan etiquette. Here are a few. […]

April 22

Howdy!

Welcome to my blog about all things Texas and the Texas state of mind. From history, to lifestyle, to recipes and the arts, Texas is bigger than life and as a native Texan, I hope to bring you a glimpse into what makes us unique. Hunting and fishing and football Friday nights. Ghost stories. Food […]