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Indulge your inner gaucho at Texas de Brazil

Photo | Facebook Texas de Brazil features all-you-can-eat barbecued meats sliced at your table from long, swordlike skewers. The menu includes picanha, pork loin, filet mignon, lamb chops, ribs and more. Texas de Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse 3201 Airport Blvd.,...

RIP Queen G, Ruth Gaynell Mathers, 1932-2018

Photo | Facebook “Queen” Ruth Gaynell Mathers, Dec. 14, 1932 - Dec. 5, 2018. I sat in a crowded restaurant on Old Shell Road so many years ago with a fiery old redhead working the floor and another in the kitchen. It was evident the one on the floor, interacting with...

Art from an ancestor’s hands

The best gift I’ve received this Christmas wasn’t intended as such. There was no fancy wrapping, card or bow, just a repurposed cardboard box stuffed with all the reflection folk art can summon. My aunt and uncle are moving to a retirement community in the North...

Special news series and investigations


Head to the polls with Lagniappe's extensive guide to statewide and local political races. On Nov. 6, voters will decide seats including governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, state House and Senate seats plus Baldwin County Commission and school board seats. Voters in Fairhope will also decide on a referendum for a new form of government.

Domestic Violence

A series of stories by contributing writer Lynn Oldshue examining the plague of domestic violence from the perspective of abusers, survivors and local organizations here to help.

Mobile Housing Board

For decades, the Mobile Housing Board of Commissioners has been beset by financial shortcomings and dilapidating infrastructure. But with a new executive director and changing membership, the board is continuing to move forward with plans to update its affordable housing stock.