MY NECK OF THE WOODS

That would be just about anywhere in Texas.

Corn-Kits. Manna from Denton.

As I drove my friend around Denton, she turned to me and said, “Shelly, I have to ask … what are ‘Corn Kits‘?” She was reading the large sign that dominates the south east side of the downtown area atop the Morrison Milling Plant. If y’all have been to Denton, you couldn’t miss it. The…

Unexpected Texas. Tui Snider’s Travel Book (and a give-away)

Bless her heart, Tui Snider is not from Texas, but she has Texas in her heart. As I read the preview of her new travel book, UNEXPECTED TEXAS, a theme song was playing in my head. I was hearing that Texas treasure, Lyle Lovett crooning “That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas)… but Texas wants you…

The Cave at Grapevine Lake

We stood at the mouth of the cave looking out across Denton Creek and imagined what it looked like in the 1800s. My heart pounded as I thought of hiding in that cave and seeing pursuers on horseback loping across the prairie. There would have been no escape; to the top of the cliff above…