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Nuts About San Saba

Pecans permeate the shady town of San Saba, emerging in pies, jams, and candies; infusing local coffee, beer, and steaks; forming a canopy over three…
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Hot Dish

In the closing decades of the 19th Century—and especially after the arrival of the railroad in 1877—many travelers were drawn to San Antonio by the…
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Gimme That Old-Time Opry

Something about the boxy shape of the building first catches the eye. It’s broader and taller than the 1960s-era Texarkana shopping center that surrounds it.…
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Pie-High in Marble Falls

The legendary “marble falls” may have been submerged in 1951 when Lake Marble Falls was formed, but the namesake town still flows with history, adrenaline-pumping…
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Riches of the Red Beds

Just two miles from Seymour, a handful of paleontologists and volunteers meticulously scrape and brush flecks of red and gray dirt away from their latest…
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Paddling trails, galore!

Kayaking and canoeing are as popular as ever, as proven by the hot spots that get pretty crowded over the summer. Crowds don’t bother me,…
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Fed at The Shed

Folks flock to the tiny East Texas arts enclave of Edom for several reasons. They come for its artisans, who make jewelry, pottery, and birdhouses;…
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Gardens of Stone

I am not sure when I first fell in love with rambling through historic cemeteries. I know it was one of my mother’s favorite diversions…
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From Padres to Presidents

The Commerce Street Bridge—one of the state’s oldest bridge sites—stands at a confluence of time and place in downtown San Antonio. The historic span has…
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Madeira Likes it Hot

Engineer-turned-wine-maker Raymond Haak and his wife, Gladys, didn’t intend to stir up controversy when they started making Texas Madeira at their winery in Galveston County.
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Way Out West

Just a few hours into our first visit to Rancho Loma, it was clear that my husband and I were destined to return again and…
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Some Like It Hot

While Texans usually make a beeline indoors (or to the nearest swimming hole) on sweltering summer days, some of our native wildflowers revel in the…
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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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