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Celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service

Texas Highways offers a Special Issue spotlighting the National Parks 100 year celebration. Most especially, we explore the national parks within the Lone Star State.…
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Quiz: Are You a True Texan?

“It’s impolite to ask a person where they are from. If they are from Texas, they will tell you. If they are not from Texas,…
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All aboard the Ryan Express

Nolan Ryan doesn’t pitch much these days, unless you count the occasional honorary first toss, bits of sage advice for up-and-comers, and games of catch…
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Art Deco Achievement

Let’s say you’re among the millions of people who visit Fair Park in Dallas for the State Fair of Texas each year. Maybe you’ve admired…
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Trinity Tales

From my seat on the shaded patio at Woodshed Smokehouse, the view takes in a wall of leafy green trees and rippling water that glimmers…
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Sweet Shop

Some meat-lovers claim that bacon pairs well with almost every other food. I consider this point of view as I pop tiny bits of a…
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Lockhart Turns the Key

Like most Texans, my main experiences with Lockhart have always revolved around barbecue, whether that meant a birthday brisket throwdown at Kreuz Market or a…
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Daytripper: Blanco

The Texas Hill Country is full of small towns that motorists can either zoom through in five minutes or choose to explore all day.  Those…
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Navigating the Past

The first words out of my son Byrdie’s mouth when I pick him up from school are usually, “Did you know that… ?”, followed in…
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In Texas Highways’ new Plates/Cook department, which debuts with this story, we’ll aim to explore Texas’ vast culture of cooking—including recipes, techniques, and tips—and we…
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Handsome Hides

Ensconced at his Ranch in British Columbia, Canada, legendary leather wizard Al Stohlman was focused on his leather craft. Really focused.
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A Painter's Plantings

Painter Douglas Chandor was as charming as he was creative. I’m standing in the foyer of the prestigious artist’s historic Weatherford home, a 5,600-square-foot dwelling…
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A Place of Refuge

From a limestone precipice at the crest of the Rimrock Trail, I catch my breath and gaze across an unspoiled vestige of the Texas Hill…
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Live from the Hills

From a rise overlooking this Hill Country valley, the elements that create Utopiafest’s celebration of music and place come into focus: A band rocks a…
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Your Vote: Main Street Destinations

You have until September 30 to tell us your favorite main drag in the state, whether it’s along a quaint courthouse square or within a…
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