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Share a Scare

Halloween certainly drums up images of ghosts, goblins and the sort, but the truth is, most Texans can tell you a solid ghost story anytime…
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35 Years of Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest, Fredericksburg and Marktplatz. Those three words synch up so nicely for a perfect celebration of German culture. Plus it's much closer than Munich!
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Your Vote: Main Street Destinations

Use the form below to tell us your favorite main drag in the state, whether it’s along a quaint courthouse square or within a buzzing…
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24th Annual San Benito Conjunto Festival

San Benito celebrates the homegrown music of South Texas on October 23-25, 2015 with the 24th Annual Conjunto Festival. Put on by the Narcisco Martinez…
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SXSW's $317 million impact

If anyone ever wondered if South by Southwest has any staying power, the answer is a resounding "Yes!" each year  as the financial impact is…
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Ike’s 125th Birthday

Dwight D. Eisenhower spent only the first 18 months of his childhood in Texas, but Ike’s birthplace of Denison is proud to claim the nation’s…
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Original Texas Road Trip

Just outside the quaint East Texas town of Mount Vernon, County Road 2025 stretches ahead like a postcard from the past. An unbroken tree canopy…
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Color in Motion

I’ll confess. I’m addicted to butterflies.
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Frontier Spirits

Some say my lodging for this evening—the commander’s quarters at historic Fort Concho—is home to a ghost. About 13 years ago, an overnight visitor reported…
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State of Great

Fredericksburg can claim its delectable peaches and celebrate its status as the epicenter of Texas’ wine tourism. Not only that, but each October for the…
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Daytripper: Port O'Connor

The vastness of Texas is no secret, but many don’t realize that within its “hugeness” lies more than 360 miles of coast and an astonishing…
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Ghost Story

The once-bustling river port of Jefferson has been saluted for many things: the state’s first gas streetlights, one of the state’s first breweries and, my…
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Mastering the Margarita

As a Tex-Mex-deprived Northeasterner, I try to get my spicy food fix as often as possible during my annual weeklong visit to see family in…
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Steak Serendipity

At Sweetie Pie’s Ribeyes, a popular restaurant across the street from the pink granite Wise County Courthouse in Decatur, there’s no ambiguity about the house…
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Top Hats

Amid the hiss and hum of century-old machines, hat-makers steam, press, and sew felt and straw into headwear both fashionable and utilitarian at the Hatco…
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A Gonzales Takeaway

When empresario Green DeWitt was given approval from the Mexican government in 1825 to establish a 400-family colony in south Texas, there was no evidence…
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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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