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Interactive Map of Family-Owned Restaurants Across Texas

Plan your food-inspired road trip with these 33 mom-and-pop restaurants across Texas.
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What’s Better Than a Hotel with a Bar? A Hotel with Two Bars and a Bookstore

He likes to sit and drink and think.” That’s what one of Donald Judd’s interns told me about the New York artist, pioneer, and patron…
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Find Museum-Quality Art in These 8 Texas Hotels

We’ve rounded up eight hotels across Texas where cultural enlightenment is a bonus amenity, and the hospitality extends beyond spas and room service. Best of…
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Passionate Chefs Make Boxed Sandwiches A Thing of the Past at These Fort Worth Museums

When chef Denise Shavandy walks into the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, she often wonders if she’s dreaming. Before she found her way to…
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Opa’s Smokehouse in Fredericksburg Has Kept Generations of Customers Coming Back for More

Walking into Opa’s Smoked Meats in Fredericksburg is a bit like stepping foot in your grandparents’ kitchen—especially if you call your grandparents oma and opa.…
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What the Heck Is Sotol? Visit This Hill Country Distillery and Tasting Room and Find Out

In 2016, graduate students Judson Kauffman, Brent Looby, and Ryan Campbell stood around in a college parking garage drinking Mexican sotol from the bottle before…
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Has Brenham Become the Hamptons of Texas?

There aren’t enough synonyms for “quaint” in describing Brenham, that rare landlocked town that feels like it should have a lighthouse. Arranged around an Art…
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Find History and Romance on the Bridges of McLennan County

Despite its title, this story is not a parody of a famous novel with a similar name. It is about a love affair, however, one…
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The Daytripper Explores Nocona’s Leatherworking Roots

I don’t go trippin’ to North Texas as much as I’d like to, so in the hopes of finding a new adventure I hopped on the…
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After Tackling Topics like Al Qaeda and Scientology, Texas Writer Lawrence Wright Is Now onto Examining the Lone Star State

Lawrence Wright doesn’t do well with downtime.  “I’m horrible, just horrible,” Wright says, lounging in his west Austin home. “I cannot stand not having something…
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Frank X. Tolbert 2 Interprets ‘Incredible Creations of Nature’ in the Texas Bird Project

The art aficionados at the opening of Frank X. Tolbert 2’s Texas Bird Project exhibition in Austin were clearly enamored with the artist’s prints, paintings, and…
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7 Ways to Inspire a Love of Art in Your Kids

Sometimes it’s all in the packaging: Telling my 8- and 10-year-old children we’re going to spend an entire day looking at art isn’t likely to…
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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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