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The pleasures of pickin' pecans: More than it's cracked up to be

By Katie Oxford

Pecans conjure up memories.  All pleasurable and none to do with taste. Every year, around Thanksgiving, my grandmother would keep a bowl full of them out on her coffee table. Unshelled. Y ...


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The ultimate farmers market journey: Visiting with this real farm couple is a laugh

By Katie Oxford

Author's Note:  Every once in awhile, a story will possess me. Like, this one. A trip to the Urban Harvest Farmers Market in Houston sent me on another journey. An hour or more west of Hou ...


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A sun that doesn't burn you: There is something special about this unique delight

By Katie Oxford

Once, basking on the beach at Bolivar Peninsula, Mama said, “There’s something special about the August sun.”  I sorta knew what she meant.  “It doesn’t burn ...


Live Oak Threatened

Barking up the wrong tree: Majestic live oak in Menil Park hangs on through tough times

By Katie Oxford

Recently, when I received an email from an artist friend expressing concern for an old live oak in Menil Park, I wanted to help. Bob has lived near the park for over 43 years and has long admir ...


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Louisiana Revisited: Journey ends in New Orleans reunion with a 12-year-old angel

By Katie Oxford

Editor's Note: In 2010, Katie Oxford filed a series of riveting columns from the heart of the Gulf oil spill disaster. In this final column of a new series about her return to Louisiana, she tr ...


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Louisiana Revisited: Searching for Hanna, Walking the Way of the Cross

By Katie Oxford

Editor's Note: In 2010, Katie Oxford filed a series of riveting columns from the heart of the Gulf oil spill disaster. She recently returned to Louisiana to find out what happened to some of th ...


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Louisiana Revisited: Anger and sadness on Grand Isle as BP oil spill worries continue

By Katie Oxford

Editor's Note: In 2010, Katie Oxford filed a series of riveting columns from the heart of the Gulf oil spill disaster. She recently returned to Louisiana. This is her fifth column in a series. ...


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Louisiana Revisited: Meeting new friends on a porch swing in Montegut

By Katie Oxford

Editor's Note: In 2010, Katie Oxford filed a series of riveting columns from the heart of the Gulf oil spill disaster. She recently returned to Louisiana. This is her fourth column in a series. ...


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Louisiana revisited: At Point of the Dog, blue crabs are scarce, so it's time to buy crawfish

By Katie Oxford

Editor's Note: In 2010, Katie Oxford filed a series of riveting columns from the heart of the Gulf oil spill disaster. She recently returned to Louisiana. This is her third column in a series. ...


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Deep in Cajun country, times are better but worries remain about long-term effects of BP spill

By Katie Oxford

Editor's Note: In 2010, Katie Oxford filed a series of riveting columns from the heart of the Gulf oil spill disaster. She recently returned to Louisiana. This is her second column in a series. ...


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