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Happy in Harlingen

Harlingen came to life in 1904 as a crossroads on the Arroyo Colorado, garnering the daunting nickname of “Rattlesnake Junction” because of the abundance of…
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Let us Give Thanks: Holiday Recipes

Grocery stores are buzzing, and the scramble is on for all the precious ingredients that will turn the dinner table into a showcase of Thanksgiving…
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The Accidental Ornament

This December, when I string my lights and trim my tree and light my menorah, I have four new friends to help me ring in…
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Running the Rock

We’ve been running for about 15 minutes—skipping over small boulders and sidestepping cacti that spike up from a trail winding the perimeter of Enchanted Rock…
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The Drover's Dream

They headed north from Cardwell Flats on April 1, 1866. Crockett Cardwell, who operated a trading post and stagecoach stop near present-day Cuero, had gathered…
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Round Top Holiday

My family of 12 was once referred to as “a small country.” Growing up in a four-bedroom house Houston with six sisters, four brothers, and…
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Kerrville's Living Room

It’s a typical Thursday evening in laid-back downtown Kerrville. From our bistro table in a niche between the wine shelves and bar, my wife and…
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10 Books Every Texan Should Read

Elizabeth Jordon, a longtime buyer at BookPeople, recommends these titles as 10 books every Texan should read.
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Fun Fare

These days, whenever I bump into someone from my hometown of Victoria, the conversation inevitably turns to Bloody Mary shrimp shooters. On the menu at…
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Marshall Sparkles

On the Northeast Texas town of Marshall—where I’m closer to the borders of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma than the state capital of Austin—strangers call me…
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Cuisine Confidential: El Capataz

After a couple of terrific meals at Laredo’s El Capataz, Lori Moffatt visits with chef and owner Roberto Gonzalez to learn about his influences, his…
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Daytripper: El Paso

While the westernmost city in Texas may be outside the “day-trip zone” for many Texans, a trip to this border-bound metropolis is an experience as…
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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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