Author: Justin Walker

App Review: Waving

Dating is hard. Online dating was supposed to help, but honestly, it’s made things more complicated. Tinder, Bumble and the like have made it almost impossible to get your personality across. Instead it’s all visual. And what little we can write about ourselves in those spaces gives very little insight into who we are. Enter a new and unique dating app: Waving. In the app, users upload audio recordings of themselves instead of selfies and professional headshots. You can talk about yourself in a way that fits your personality. It’s often hard to portray yourself through the written word,...

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Exclusive Interview: Bubba Bush

When one door closes, another door opens. But for Bubba Bush, the door was kicked, punched and knocked out from the frame. At the age of 12, Bush started wrestling competitively and continued to do so through high school. While attending Texas A&M University and serving in the Corps of Cadets, Bush missed the mats and decided to join a mixed martial arts gym. “I started training with Brazos Valley Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness in 2006,” he said. “I loved it. I remembered what it was like to be on the mats.” Nine months later, Bush decided to...

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Orchard Tours at Royalty Pecan Farms

It is said that every American is at most three generations removed from the farm, which explains a lot of the misconceptions that circle around agriculture. Many farmers and ranchers want nothing more than to correct those misunderstandings, so welcoming people out to the farm for a chance to see the real happenings is extremely important. Local wine is in ever-growing demand, and it seems that more and more Texas wines appear on the market daily. Viticulture is rapidly expanding in the Lone Star State, and as long as Texans have pride in their state, these homegrown wines will...

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Movie Review: Love, Simon

The romantic comedy, or rom com, genre is an extremely popular type of film that consists of a love story told in light-hearted and amusing fashion. Often these movies consist of a guy and a girl falling in love while major catastrophes occur in their lives, disrupting the relationship in a humorous way. With a few exceptions, it usually works out in the end. But while rom coms are very trendy, there are few widely known rom coms that focus on same-sex couples. “Love, Simon” follows Simon on his journey of coming out, if you can call it coming...

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Chris Young Headlines Chilifest 2018

Chilifest 2018 is quickly approaching, and the lineup is sure to turn some heads. With performances by Koe Wetzel, Bri Bagwell, the Josh Abbott Band and Casey Donahew, it’s going to be a great weekend in Snook, Texas. But the headliner for the second night of this year’s festivities is none other than Chris Young. The Tennessee native will take the stage on Saturday, April 7, and he is looking forward to event. “A few of friends who have played there before have told me, ‘Get ready,’” Young said. Young said those friends told him how amazing the crowd...

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