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A Border Atmosphere, Smoking Chile Rellenos and Arts and Crafts Greet You in Laredo

A stroll across the San Agustín Plaza, just a few hundred feet from the Rio Grande in downtown Laredo, feels like a passage across both space…
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Who Wouldn’t Love a Buckarita in the Company of a Crossbred Longhorn-Buffalo?

The “Buckarita” at San Antonio’s Buckhorn Saloon serves up the kick you’d expect from a mix of Cuervo 1800 Tequila, Grand Gala, and prickly pear juice.…
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Guadalupe Mountains Landmark Designated As Endangered

Framed by a dramatic mountain backdrop, not far from the Texas-New Mexico line, is a building made of stone, steel, and stucco—an early modernist piece…
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How an Austin Suburb Became a Literary Mecca

A little more than two decades ago, the novelist and professor Tom Grimes paid a visit to the childhood home of Katherine Anne Porter, one…
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Make a Date with Mother Nature on the Pecos River

When you launch a kayak on the lower Pecos River, you’ve made a five-day date with Mother Nature.
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Inspired by John Graves' "Goodbye to a River," a Writer Returns to Her Roots on the Guadalupe

For three days, the blue heron leads us downriver. In the mornings we push off in canoes through the olive green water of the lower…
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Make a Splash with These 7 Quintessential Texas Rope Swings

 When Mother Nature doles up a summer afternoon so hot you need oven mitts to handle the steering wheel of your car, smart Texans head…
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A Trip Down the Pedernales River Is Filled with Family Fun and Local Heritage

Rising from crystalline springs west of Fredericksburg, the Pedernales River meanders just 106 miles through the Hill Country before emptying into Lake Travis. Yet within…
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Trails in Guadalupe Mountains and San Antonio Get Federal Recognition

  The Department of the Interior has named 19 new national recreation trails, and Texas is home to two of them: the Guadalupe Ridge Trail that runs…
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The Ultimate Texas Summer Bucket List

Some Texans aren’t content with a life well lived, they want hard evidence: the family vacation photos, a souvenir to stick on the shelf, their…
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Port Aransas to Beachgoers: Come on Back

Anticipation grows as you roll down the window and drive onto the Port Aransas ferry to cross the narrow channel to Mustang Island. Salty air…
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After Harvey, Houston's Dining Scene Is Stronger Than Ever

Ask Houstonians what they love about their city, and they’re bound to bring up its first-rate dining scene. Houston’s culinary offerings have been strong for…
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After Months of Rebuilding, Rockport Is Ready for Summer Visitors

Checking into The Inn at Fulton Harbor near Rockport, a cheerful blond woman has brought a basket of cookies to share with the other guests.…
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3 Places to Eat Barbecued Crab in Texas This Summer

Barbecued crab, a coastal delicacy born in a tiny corner of Southeast Texas, is tender, juicy, and laced with spice. This misnamed meal isn’t barbecue,…
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18 Places to Go in Texas in 2018

From El Paso to Galveston, uncover our top 18 travel must-dos for 2018.
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