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Texas’ dwindling number of daily newspapers is a vivid reminder that all things must eventually pass. Once upon a time, before TV and the digital age overtook them, the... more

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Back before digital screens occupied most of our day, a backyard swingset was the original PlayStation... more

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In the ’60s and ’70s fondue parties were all the rage and were a prevalent and popular form of American social entertaining. We remember the days when no self-respecting cook was without... more

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With phone and tablet-based electronic games and gadgetry so abundantly at our fingertips, one might confidently assume that the once-mighty pinball machine is dead. But that would be a hasty... more

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Whether it’s food or football, in Texas, Thanksgiving is distinctly our own... more

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From pirates to goblins, creating a Halloween costume used to be all about homemade... more

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If you’ve ever had occasion to flip through a vintage cookbook—you’ve probably felt that heady rush of nostalgia when you’ve landed on a recipe that your mother used... more

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Summer’s upon us. And, with the price of a gallon of gas once again in the affordable range, maybe it’s time to fire up the 2015 equivalent of the old family station wagon, pack the... more

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How the classic American barbershop helped define who we were as a nation... more

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How the legendary "Ronco" brand took the American TV-watching public by storm... more

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When did decorating the family Christmas tree get a bit out of whack? In the early 1960s, that’s when... more

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How Mr. Potato Head went from capturing our stomachs to capturing our hearts... more

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Lone Star Court brings back the cool of motor court traveling with the sophistication of luxury boutique hotel amenities. What's more charming than... more

Escape

The boom of drive-in movies was short lived, but left many of us with fond memories of that place to see the stars, under the stars... more

Apr 30, 2014 11:50 AM Cocktails & Conversation

Revel in a nostalgic experience with these drive-in theaters that are in operation throughout Texas... more

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For 60 years, Matchbox toys have delighted kids and adults all over the world. The story of how Matchbox vehicles became both a legendary toy and a coveted collectors’ item... more

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The night the Beatles first appeared live on U.S. TV, America went bonkers... more

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In one of the most fascinating uses of the kit ever, the Waco, Texas-based David Crowder Band used Lite-Brite in a music video called “SMS (Shine)”... more

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Hasbro

There are a few popular trends in games and toys that seem to linger long in our memories, and become greater than the sum of their parts. In the original Lite-Brite kit, the... more

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