Aunt Jenny’s Attic

Looking for a unique gift? Aunt Jenny’s Attic in Wimberley offers fabulous items that you won’t find anywhere else, well except Europe that is. Owner Jenelle Flocke travels to Europe often to bring customers distinctive European collectibles. So stop in often to see what’s new! For those of you who are die-hard Christmas junkies, you can get your fix at Aunt Jenny’s Attic, where it is Christmas year-round. We love these western stockings.  Aunt Jenny’s Attic has... Read More

Visit Beautiful & Historic San Marcos

Looking for a vacation spot close to home with loads of entertainment and summer fun? Visit beautiful and historic San Marcos. Beat the sweltering Texas heat with a dip in the spring fed San Marcos River. Be sure to rent your river tubes from the San Marcos Lion’s Club. The Lion’s Club Tube Rental and River Taxi are fundraisers which allow the Lion’s Club of San Marcos to give back to over 100 area charities. So float the river for two good reasons: giving back and having... Read More

Gruene Flour Cupcakery

Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Gruene Flour Cupcakery in Gruene Lake Village. The charming bakery features a variety of cupcake flavors every day, including favorites like vanilla, chocolate, and red velvet. Mini cupcakes are available for the little ones and for those with a light appetite. Owners Jamie Cantu, Kim French, and Jennifer Martin say they “keep the focus on the cupcakes,” ensuring scrumptious options for any flavor palette. If you’re looking for more than... Read More

Wall Street Western

In Wimberley, there’s no better place to get your ranch duds on than Wall Street Western. Bring the family and load up on the finest boots, rodeo gear, jewelry, and studded belts in the Hill Country. Wall Street Western is jam-packed with everything you need to feel like a true Texan, including every size petticoat you can imagine. Go visit Wall Street Western today, and make sure you don’t let out the cats that call the store home! Wall Street Western 14012 Ranch Road... Read More

Antique Gypsy Store front in Brenham, Tx. So the Texas LIVE Crew was recently commissioned to do another website for a client who has one  of the best eyes for retail merchandising that we know of. Mary Ellen West Mary Ellen West, creative director and owner of ‘The Antique Gypsy” located on the square in downtown Brenham, has been pulling fashion, furniture and accessories together for over 25 years, creating an eclectic twist her customers love. “Every... Read More

Rattlesnake Popcorn

Weekend Snacking—Go TEXAN Style Recipe and Photography by Natalie Lacy Lange Try this subtly spicy Texas snack the next time you curl up with a good book or have a family movie night. 2 tablespoons Texas Olive Ranch Rattlesnake Chipotle & Pepper Olive Oil 1/2  cup of high quality popcorn kernels salt to taste Add oil and popcorn to 5.5-quart Dutch oven or saucepan. Set to medium high heat, and keep the lid slightly ajar to allow the steam to escape. It will probably... Read More

Dessert is Bliss

- Photography by Natalie Lacy Lange - Cure your sweet tooth with a little Bliss. Based in Houston, Bliss Candy Company specializes in handmade toffee using four simple ingredients: butter, sugar, almonds, and chocolate. Cynthia and Sammy Timpa started the company in 2006, after years of practicing, perfecting, and eventually improving a toffee recipe passed down from Cynthia’s mom. “Through the years, friends and relatives had encouraged me to sell this treat,” Cynthia... Read More

Dear John, Please Bring My Saddle Back Home . . . To the Red Carpet Lounge

1908: First saloon in Refugio with my Great Grandfather David Kelley, operator of the Kelley Stage Company. Dan Linney; Dan Fox; Bill Doughty; Worth Droody, bartender; S.A. Droody, owner of the Mission Saloon and a traveling drummer. The Red Carpet Lounge, replaced the Mission Saloon when it closed. “DEAR JOHN, PLEASE BRING MY SADDLE BACK HOME … TO THE RED CARPET LOUNGE” By Bill Winsor As a child in South Texas during the drought stricken 1950s, I participated in what... Read More

Dahlia’s in Downtown Tomball

For the past fourteen years, Dahlia Garza has been bringing high fashion and style to downtown Tomball. With an eye for feminine details that make each outfit feel special, Dahlia can help you find something for any and every occasion. Ruffles and light, airy fabrics are perfect for looking good in our Texas heat. Don’t forget about accessories! They complete the look. Change shoes and accessories, and this maxi dress can go from from daytime casual to a night on the... Read More

Luling Watermelon Thump June 23-26

If you’re looking for summer family fun for the upcoming weekend, look no further. The Luling Watermelon Thump is one of Texas’ best summer festivals. In 1954, Hermon Allen, a school principal, proposed the idea of a celebration to honor the growers and promote the Luling watermelon market. A contest was held to name the event and honor was won by a student, Mr. Carol Ferguson. From that time, the Thump has been held the last full weekend in June. This fun-filled... Read More


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