HALLETTSVILLE – The thick wooden island with a butcher-block top situated behind the counter of Novosad’s BBQ & Sausage Market in Hallettsville has seen a lot of briskets, pork ribs and sausage during the past 60 years.
CUERO – The shelves of the middle room of Crafty Chics are lined with hundreds of paints of all colors, glitter, glue, stencils, paintbrushes, markers, stamps and more.
REFUGIO – When people walk into High-Falutin, a hip, fashionable boutique tucked off U.S. 77, it’s not rare that they feel the store is out of place in a quaint, small town.
On a warm summer afternoon, the inside of Las Palmas Mexican Bar & Grill is cool. Frozen margaritas are poured, chips with queso abound and fresh Mexican dishes come out of the kitchen piping hot.
PORT LAVACA – Teenagers who work at the Twin Dolphins Theater don’t have a point-of-sale system that will tell them how much a customer who orders a large popcorn and Coke owes.
Jami Hewankorn, 38, of Victoria, listened to music through her earbuds as she scampered down from the grassy bank at Grover’s Bend to Pebble Beach.
REFUGIO – The first thing people notice when entering the Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Parish are the intricate, gleaming stained-glass windows.
Honey perfume. Henry Fonda. Love and peace. Sheer bliss. Royal gold. White lightnin’. Sunsprite. And Joseph’s coat.
YORKTOWN – If you find yourself driving into the Crossroads through Yorktown on SH 72 during lunch and dinner, you’ll find 5D Steakhouse and Lounge packed with customers.
GANADO – Ganado is a Spanish word meaning a herd of cattle. On the fourth Saturday of each month, it could also be used to describe the way people flock to the town’s farmers market.
Carrie and Chelsea Lacy embraced each other after a Black and White summer basketball championship win over Mumphord’s BBQ in late June at the District Event Center.
Andrea Cudin, owner of Lira Rossa Artisan Cheese, places fresh, homemade cheeses made from original Italian recipes in the refrigerator in a small building on the Four E Dairy in Moulton.
Flying among the concrete inclines and steel railings, the occasionally airborne skateboarders and BMX riders were in a place of zen at the Victoria Skate Park.
Despite the occasional spring shower, a group of friends were enjoying an evening of warm conversation, cold beer and boiled crawfish at an outdoor food truck garden in Victoria.
Cuero resident Becky Dromgoole walked with her husband on a hot Friday afternoon last summer and watched as their two daughters rushed toward the go-kart track at Outlaw Pass Family Fun Center.
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