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Tunes N’ Tubes

Whitewater Amphitheater has been called the Red Rocks of Texas, because like the Colorado concert favorite, the 5,600-capacity venue on the Guadalupe River is set…
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End of Summer Bucket List

When August rolls around, the schedule starts getting crammed with back-to-school shopping and separation anxiety from summer fun starts to emerge. But, don’t give up…
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Things To Do in Texas This Weekend: July 21-23

It's going to be a hot one this weekend. So, what can you do to get your mind off the sizzling temps? Stare at the stars…
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4 Things to Know in Texas Travel this week - July 17-23

Let's start the week with baby steps, and get the 101 on fun activities such as geocaching, kayaking and even zombie apocalypse survival skills. Each…
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Daytripper: Hillsboro

When burning up the highway between Dallas and Austin, it’s easy to pass through Hillsboro and see nothing more than modern gas stations and frontage-road…
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Green's Sausage House dishes good grub in the traditional rural way

As a light rain falls, a crowd is gathering at Green’s Sausage House, a country café, meat market, and bakery in the tiny Czech community…
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Slurp up hand-pulled noodles at Houston's Let's Noodle

On a sleepy Thursday afternoon just after the lunch rush, Let’s Noodle, a hand-pulled noodle shop in Houston’s Chinatown area, is quiet except for the…
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Alpine's Saddle Up bar sets the right tone for classic cocktails and conversation

No television screens hang on the walls of The Saddle Club in Alpine. No loud music interrupts long and interesting conversations over classic cocktails and…
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Dive into a Texas swimming hole

When photographer Carolyn Tracy and I sign on to curate a guide to 100 of the best places to swim in the state, we know…
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San Marcos' Mermaid SPLASH is a fine-finned fest

It’s not every community that can fondly recall the good ol’ days when mermaids would swim and play in the local waters, but San Marcos…
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Cowboy up at Bandera's Rancho Cortez

Even the quality of light looks different here, I think, watching as my boys amble down from a rusty wagon, whooping and hollering among the…
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An oasis in the West Texas desert: Chandler Ranch on Independence Creek

We were just a minute or two from pulling into Chandler Ranch when a roadrunner popped out of the roadside scrub and ran alongside the…
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17 Trips for 2017

There’s no doubt that Texas contains an ever-evolving mix of people and ideas. And with changing times come new offerings for travelers to explore the…
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