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Grains of Inspiration

On a spring day, Lucinda Wierenga—better known on South Padre Island as “Sandy Feet”—puts the finishing touches on a multi-turreted sand castle in front of…
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Giddyup Zydeco

About three hundred horses, saddled and raring to go, tug impatiently at their reins as the Bill Pickett Zydeco Trail Ride gets underway near Beaumont.
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Texas Wines Outshine

 Now that the dust has settled from the 4th annual Austin Food & Wine Festival, which took place at Auditorium Shores and Republic of Texas…
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The Spice of Life

Around lunchtime on Galveston Island, there are few places I’d rather be than bellied up to the long, communal table at Maceo’s Spice & Import…
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European Flavor in Bay City

Soft recessed lighting and exposed brick walls, smooth jazz on the sound system, and the mouthwatering aroma of butter and grilled fish transport me to…
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Reflections on Glass

On my last day of a weeklong stay in Port Aransas, I set off to find a souvenir to remind me of the island until…
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Simply Palacios

An old, unlikely legend holds that Spanish sailors shipwrecked in Matagorda Bay saw a mirage of three sparkling palaces on a distant shoreline, and named…
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Daytripper: Port Lavaca

Port Lavaca lies on a stretch of the Texas coast between Galveston and Corpus Christi that often gets overlooked by travelers seeking refuge in the…
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The Road to Tradition

I know the goal of many travelers is to never visit the same place twice. It’s a big world and we all have long bucket…
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Cuisine Confidential: Carmelo Mauro

Lori Moffatt speaks with restaurateur Carmelo Mauro, whose Carmelo’s restaurant in the capital city dates to 1985, about his career path, life in Texas, and…
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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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