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Sophie Blitz likes to ride her bike along Courtland Street where she lives, a tree-lined street with spacious Victorian homes. But when a portion of the sidewalk became too damaged for her to ride her bike over, she went to the top to get it fixed. The Harvard Elementary second-grader wrote a straight-forward letter to Mayor Sylvester Turner in March asking him to fix it for her and in exchange she would treat him to one of her favorite treats at Gelazzo, the hand-crafted gelato joint on White Oak Drive. After a few more letters were exchanged, including one where...

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Houstonians will wake up to flip flop weather on Saturday morning but may need a jacket by the afternoon. According to meteorologist Travis Herzog, a cold front moving toward southeast Texas will bring a noticeable temperature and humidity drop. Ahead of the front, highs will top out near 80 degrees. Once the front moves through, temperatures will dip into the 60s on Saturday afternoon.Sunday will begin in the 50s, with temperatures barely warming above 70 during the day. Expect wind gusts over 25 mph. By Monday morning, temperatures could briefly dip into the upper 40s, nearing a record low of...

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Summer is fast-approaching, and that means us Texans are already thinking about where we can immerse ourselves in some cool, refreshing water. Whether you’re more of a swimming pool or ocean person, there’s one place in our state that converges the two perfectly: Barton Springs pool in Austin. It combines the cleanliness of a pool and the natural, non-chemical aspect of the ocean for one of the most unique swimming experiences you’ll ever have. The structure itself is man-made while the water is spring-fed, and the color is pristine as can be. It doesn’t get much better than that. You...

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The English language is already difficult to learn and speak because of its habit of borrowing words from other languages, and its disparate grammar rules that are broken more often than followed. Texans have taken that piecemeal tongue and hammered it into something all their own. Our pronunciation and word usage are unlike anything you’ll find the world over. Here are 12 steps to learn how to speak Texan. 1. “Y’all” vs. “All y’all” The first thing you need to learn if you’re going to speak Texan is the proper use of the plural pronoun “y’all”. “Y’all” is a contraction of “You...

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Driving is a big part of the culture of Texas. Here in the Lone Star State we take pride in our big vehicles, our wide open spaces and our excessively long and frequent road trips. Texas is the largest state in the contiguous 48 states, but for the most part, you won’t find us hopping on a train or plane to get from one city to another. If it’s within the state lines, we’re driving there. Driving in Texas is not just a right of passage, it’s a way of life. Here are 15 signs you learned to drive in Texas....

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