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Lone Star Mardi Gras

With Fat Tuesday coming up on Feb. 9, festivals and other events are already kicking off across Texas to start the countdown to Mardi Gras. 
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Gung Hay Fat Choy,* Y’all!

Growing up in Houston in the late Sixties when the Chinese community was much smaller (and inconceivable that Texas’ largest city would one day house…
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Black History Month Events

Here are a few highlighted events that celebrate Black History Month.
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Buddy Holly Remembered

Fifty-seven years have passed since that snowy night in Iowa on February 3, 1959, when a plane crash took the life of Lubbock-born musician Buddy…
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Drink with Your Dog

Folk wisdom maintains that one year in a dog’s life equals seven for you. Some experts say that the math is not so simple, and…
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Take a Snow Day

Nothing says winter more than snow, which is elusive in many parts of Texas, even in colder months. One place snow is guaranteed to stick is at…
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Big Time in the Big Thicket

Sunshine beams down through the limbs of soaring bald cypress trees as though the light has been filtered by the stained glass of a grand…
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Harboring an Ancient Herd

Some 65,000 years ago, a small herd of female Columbian mammoths and their babies wandered through a grassland in what is now north Waco during…
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2016 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

It’s time for the San Antonio Spurs to make way for cowboys, bulls, and bands as the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo takes over…
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National Parks, Refuges offer Fee-Free Days in 2016

Free access to national treasures? Yes. The National Wildlife Refuge System and National Parks Service have allotted fee-free days in 2016 to further entice visitation.
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Land Down Under

That great big park down in the yawning western expanse of our state is a gift for which every Texan should drop in to say…
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Cabin Fever

“But won’t it be cold?” my in-laws asked, when I first proposed the idea of a February getaway to Garner State Park. They were visiting…
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Art Within Reach

These days, Marfa gets all the attention as an arts destination in West Texas. While the reputation is well-deserved, with the Chinati Foundation and globally…
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Daytripper: Schulenburg

In the 1800s, European settlers flocked to Texas, with many Germans and Czechs putting down roots in the vast expanse between Houston and San Antonio.…
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The Chinese zodiac’s Year of the Monkey

February 13, 2016, the Crow Collection of Asian Art will honor the Chinese zodiac’s Year of the Monkey with its annual Chinese New Year Festival.…
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Filming Beauty

In the span of roughly one year, documentary filmmaker Lynn Boswell has hiked the Guadalupe Mountains carrying a camera tripod, rung the historic church bell…
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Wild About Wild Basin

When some long-overdue rain last July relieved drought conditions in the Austin area, my thoughts turned to Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, a 227-acre expanse of…
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An Apple a Day

Near the confluence of Bear and Onion creeks on a 20-acre ranch in far south Austin, I’m touring the fermentation room of Texas Keeper Cider,…
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Elevating Abilene

The blackboards covering the walls of Abi-Haus, Abilene’s buzziest eating-drinking hotspot, serve as more than artful design elements, though they accomplish that function well.
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Third annual Ameripolitan Music Awards

Veteran Austin honky-tonker Dale Watson (above) grew so disgusted with the direction of mainstream country music that he set out to define a new genre…
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Food and Wine Fest Guide

Happy New Year! Is there anything more invigorating than the promise of twelve months to fill with adventures, new experiences, and familiar favorites? This seems…
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Get Trim with Travel

So, the time has come at the beginning of the year when we weigh (pun intended) our physical fitness levels. More often, than not, we're…
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2015 Year in Review

Oh, the places we have been! Texas Highways is so proud to represent the Lone Star State, and we love sharing the many ways there…
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Texas Top 40 Travel Destinations

Last fall, we asked Texas Highways readers to share their favorite places in the state for our Texas Top-40 Travel Destinations. And share you did—by…
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Readers' Choice: Texas' Top 40 Comfort Food Hot Spots

Asking readers for their favorite comfort foods seems a lot like asking someone to name a favorite grandchild—the answers frequently come in a flood of…
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