The pressure to shell out for holiday gifts, decorations, food, travel – it can push families to spend money they just don’t have. KERA is starting new chapter in our on-going look at life on the financial edge: One Crisis Away At The Holidays. To kick things off we trace the modern-day history of retail spending and debt; from department store charge accounts, to wallets packed with plastic.
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Texas Independence Day is March 2. (On that day, back in 1836, the Texas Declaration of Independence was adopted at Washington-on-the-Brazos.) So, to celebrate, the KERA News staff figured we’d come up with a list of quintessential Texas experiences – a bucket list of things you should do in the Lone Star state before you kick the bucket. Pack your bags, fuel up your car, and come take a tour with us across the state …