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THE ULTIMATE TEXAS

ROAD TRIP

Whataburger |May 2017

There’s a saying Texas transplants throw around: “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could.” Friendly people, down-home cooking, and sweeping vistas are all part of the draw, and there’s no better way to experience it than on a Texas-sized road trip.

SPIRIT OF TENNESSEE

Special Advertising Section for Southwest: The Magazine
March 2017

It says something that Tennessee has 10 state songs—nine more than most places. They vary in beat and lyrical approach, ranging from a country ditty to a bicentennial rap. Visit the music-centric cities of Memphis and Nashville and the reason becomes clear: There’s no shortage of homegrown talent or surrounding inspiration to draw on. 

ON TARGET: SKEET SHOOTER HEADS TO RIO WITH EYES ON GOLD 

USAA |July 2016

When former Army Sgt. Vincent Hancock took the podium to accept a gold medal for men's skeet shooting at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, he wasn't just thinking about his personal achievement. "I knew that I was representing not just the people of America, but my brothers and sisters in arms,'' says Hancock, who was on active duty at the time. 

R. RIVETER:
MILITARY SPOUSES SEWING THE SEEDS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

USAA |Nov. 2015

USAA members Cameron Cruse and Lisa Bradley met in Georgia in 2011 while their husbands were serving in the Army. As running buddies, they often discussed the hardships of finding employment as a military spouse. They started their handbag company, R. Riveter, that same year. 

HOW TO DO TAXES:
5 STEPS FOR FIRST-TIME FILERS

USAA |April 2015

It's natural for first-time income tax filers to feel anxious, but it's best to relax and take a deep breath as you prepare for the April 15 deadline. 

MEDAL OF HONOR:
5 SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT THE MILITARY'S HIGHEST AWARD

USAA |March 2015

Behind the United States' highest military award are people willing to give the ultimate sacrifice. We remember their bravery on March 25, National Medal of Honor Day.

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