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Performance Aplenty

Houston’s history as a theater town dates to the early years after the Texas Revolution. By 1838, even before the first church had been built,…
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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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Ancient Pioneers

In a grassy cattle pasture near Florence, a rounded metal-frame structure covered with sturdy white canvas stands along Buttermilk Creek, pecan trees towering overhead. The…
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Fostering the blues

It was in Austin that Foster released her first album, Full Circle, in 1997, followed by eight more albums over the years. The three most…
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Daytripper: Alpine

While Texas may not have any alpine skiing or alpine snowshoeing, it has alpine trippin’, Texas-style.  This West Texas town is unlike any other with…
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Wheels and Meals

With 80-degree weather and a clear, sunny sky, it seems only appropriate to take my good friend’s head-turning, canary-yellow Jeep Wrangler—with its rugged 35-inch tires…
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What’s Brewing in the Hill Country?

Texas boasts a strong German heritage, which naturally includes a long history of breweries and beer. Recently, 20 independent breweries in Central Texas created the…
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All is Fair ...

It’s fair season, y’all! Cooler weather means that grounds across Texas are setting up their spinning ferris wheels, grooming their livestock and revving up their…
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Exploring Graham

Traveling with a group of friends devoted to eating and exploring, I arrived in raham on a sunny June day to attend the annual Food…
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The Prize of Public Art

It’s always worthwhile to make your way to one of the state’s illustrious art museums with holdings that rival collections across the globe. But keep…
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Hauntings and History

It’s a warm evening, and I’ve joined a group of about 20 people gathering inside the breezeway of a two-story building a block or so…
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Nature by Day … or Night

The sun is low and the gate guarded as we arrive at the south shore of Lewisville Lake, some 30 miles north of downtown Dallas.…
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Lost – and Found

When my family moved to Texas from Michigan in the summer of 2014, I was still reeling from the loss of my mother, gone suddenly…
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Hispanic Heritage Month

Today kicks off the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a chance to celebrate the many ways Hispanic Americans, who were among the original Texans,…
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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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