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The Fringe of Footwear

Nevena Christi points to a label painted on a brick wall inside the El Paso workshop of Rocketbuster Handmade Custom Boots. “Wildcat,” it says. Elsewhere…
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Cue it Up!

When out-of-town guests visit me in Tyler, and their mouths water for barbecue, my choice, hands down, is Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q. The half-century-old eatery…
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July 2014 Reader Submitted Photos

Throughout the year, Texas Highways showcases the people, places, and wide-open spaces of the Lone Star State, but we can't be everywhere at once. That is…
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The Big Splash: Texas Swimming Holes

It’s Texas, and it is too darned hot! While the A/C offered in an office building might suffice for some, nothing beats a big splash…
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The Unexpected Journey

I am a planner. I arrive hours early for flights, almost that early for doctor’s appointments and even —much to my child’s annoyance — movies.…
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A Juicy Tale

No matter what task he’s engaged in—slicing limes, shaking cocktails, restocking the three-tiered tequila case—bartender Robert Varela pivots from what he’s doing behind the bar…
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Water, Water Everywhere

It is nearly dusk on the lower Guadalupe, one of those incomparable evenings when skies are clear, humidity is low and the only insects in…
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Sisterdale's Secrets

If Ottmar von Behr had gotten his way 155 years ago, Sisterdale would look a whole lot different than the tiny town it turned out…
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Cowboy Cloy

If there were a rite of passage into the Texan tribe, surely it would be the 72-ounce steak challenge at The Big Texan Steak Ranch…
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To the Bat Cave!

I’m thinking to myself, “That cave doesn’t look big enough for all those bats.”
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In the Creative Moment

The artist, inventor, architect, and teacher Buck Winn first beheld the hills of Wimberley in the late 1930s. Enchanted by the valley’s flowing waters and…
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Crockett's Coonskin Cap

The Alamo. Utter those words and nearly every Texan sees in their mind an iconic image: rugged and defiant Davy Crockett wearing buckskins and a…
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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 phone, email,…
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