Fort Worth, TX Lifestyle

Suck It Jerky and Pickles officially opens Old Town Keller storefront

Suck It Jerky and Pickles officially opened in Old Town Keller at 121 Olive St. on Sept. 16, the jerky shop announced in a Facebook post. Suck It Jerky and Pickles got its start selling its products at the Keller Farmers Market and online. Aside from jerky, the shop also sells pickles and hot sauce made without preservatives or sugar. Owner and curator Scott Spielman said he prides himself on creating products with ingredients that customers can read and pronounce. 817-296-4161.
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Laredo Morning Times

Is Fort Worth the next great American booze city?

As a booze enthusiast and native Texan, I’m quite proud of how far the state has come in terms as how we brew, distill, harvest and imbibe. In fact, Texas — boasting more than 130 distilleries — now trails just California, New York and Washington in terms of its sheer volume of producers. And one Texas town that’s been right at the forefront of that movement is Fort Worth.

The Best Hotels to Book Near Spa Castle, Texas

A visit to Spa Castle is a must when in Carrollton, Texas, a suburb north of Dallas. It’s the equivalent of a self-care theme park, with many saunas, European-style water spas, spa service rooms with a variety of treatments, and indoor and outdoor pools. Also, its location puts it within striking distance of many choice hotels. Here’s our pick – bookable on Culture Trip.
Texarkana Gazette

Texas Horned Lizard hatchling release marks milestone to save state reptile | Lizard's plight highlights need for landmark federal proposal to aid wildlife and people

FORT WORTH — Once common, the Texas horned lizard is now one of more than 1,300 species of concern across the state. But there is good news for the little "horned toad." On Thursday, a coalition of zoos and wildlife scientists released 204 captive-raised hatchlings into the wild (100 of them hatched at the Fort Worth Zoo), and this follows new evidence this year that previously released lizards are now reproducing.

5 Must-Try Pizza Places in Arlington

If you’re passionate about hot, yummy pizza (and who isn’t?), you won’t be disappointed when it comes to the options available in Arlington, TX. To get your pizza party started, let’s take a quick look at five spots where you can place an order for pizza greatness:. Mama’s Pizza. 1200...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Find State Fair of Texas flavors in this Fort Worth-area city’s restaurants

State Fair spirit has come to Burleson, and the city’s unique local restaurants are bringing the flavor. Twenty restaurants are serving specials made with corny dogs, funnel cake, doughnuts and more, all a “Best Fest” tribute to the fried foods featured 45 miles to the east at the State Fair of Texas.

Coppell Roundup: festival returns, district celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Kaleidoscope, Coppell's art and culture festival will occur once again on Oct. 16 at Andrew Brown Park East. A variety of vendors are encouraged to register including community groups interested in providing informational materials and live demonstrations. Deadline to submit applications is Oct. 1. Coppell ISD students can also enter...

The Bob Jones Nature Center Hosted the Third Annual Monarch Festival

Fall is here, and that means it’s time for one of nature’s most mesmerizing events: the monarch migration!. The Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve celebrated this spectacular natural phenomenon at the Third Annual Monarch Butterfly Festival last Saturday! In Southlake, we are privileged to live along the Monarch’s migration path on their annual epic journey from Canada to Mexico. As good stewards of our natural environment and the monarch butterflies that lay their eggs in Southlake, it’s up to us to help make their journey a success. Staff at the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve loved teaching the community about the importance of this majestic pollinator species. What better way to honor these beautiful insects than with a festival?

Hippie Cowgirl Couture Accessorizes The Drew Barrymore Show

Local Fort Worth, Texas, jewelry business, Hippie Cowgirl Couture, is taking center stage on the second season of the Drew Barrymore Show. Hippie Cowgirl Couture is known for its selection of Native American-made turquoise jewelry, sourced from artists all across the Southwest. Originally gaining its immense popularity on social media as an Instagram start up in 2016, Hippie Cowgirl Couture became a leading turquoise brand whose digital reach would eventually extend to the celebrity stylists of Los Angeles and New York City.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

No closures in Tarrant County restaurant health inspections

No restaurants were closed in health inspections conducted throughout Tarrant County between Sept. 7 and Sept. 11, according to data from the Tarrant County Health Department compiled by the Star-Telegram. The Tarrant County Health Department conducts restaurant inspections everywhere in the county except Fort Worth, Arlington, Euless and North Richland...

Be Healthy Burleson Annual Run

Start training now! Come join the City of Burleson Be Healthy Initiative as they host the annual Be Healthy Burleson 5K / 10K / Fun Walk on Saturday, Sept. 18, at Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza in Old Town Burleson to benefit the health, wellness, and safety for the citizens of Burleson.

Bird Watching and Citizen Science in Johnson and Tarrant Counties, Texas

Johnson and Tarrant Counties are located where two main geographical zones meet. The counties are also on the Central Flyway, a major migration route for many avian species. Thanks to the rich diversity of habitat and location, ornithologists and citizen scientists have recorded observations of 387 bird species. Jim Jones will discuss local bird watching in Johnson and Tarrant Counties and resources for wildlife citizen science.

Local vegan chocolatiers bring good vibes to table

Wicked BOLD Vegan Kitchen, Flower Mound’s first all-vegan restaurant and North Texas’ first sober bar, is becoming a staple for vegans and non-vegans alike. “We’re seeing this space provide individuals that live a plant-based lifestyle an opportunity to introduce their non-vegan friends and family to a delicious plant-based meal… maybe we’re a gateway vegan restaurant?” owner Deric Cahill said.