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The Pulse of Port Arthur

For a music fan like me, one particularly good reason to visit Port Arthur is the blues-rock singer Janis Joplin. Though she died in 1970…
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Merge: January 2015

San Antonio is a great destination, but my favorite destination in this wonderful state is wherever I am at the moment! Some places may be…
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The Outsiders

It’s hard to imagine two people in the whole state who have more fun in their work than Julie and Bruce Lee Webb of Waxahachie.…
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Eternal Value

National Park Ranger Marten Schmitz retrieves a palm-sized chunk of Alibates flint rock from the dried short-grass prairie. “Here’s a good example of a trade…
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Silo Diving

I’ve always considered myself a pretty brave guy. I’ve gone hang gliding, swum with stingrays, and even eaten face-melting ghost chiles. However, standing in the…
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How Sweet It Is!

People tasting fresh-squeezed orange and grapefruit juices from the Rio Grande Valley often use adjectives such as “luscious” and “ambrosial.” With its heavenly taste, aroma,…
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Travel Spotlights

There is no shortage of events in Texas. Our searchable database is proof that you'll find plenty to keep you busy. Here, Texas Highways editors…
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Daytripper: Houston

More than any other Texas city, Houston is defined by its neighborhoods, helping to break this giant bayou buffet up into bite-size (and day trip-size)…
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Staycation Elation

I like to believe that my mother invented the staycation. With a twist.
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'Outsider' Art

An Internet search for “folk art” or “outsider art” results in a goldmine of possible sources, including big chains like Pier One and World Market,…
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Pizza Perfection

Gathered with a dozen or so fellow diners around a wood-fired pizza oven beneath a grove of oak trees in the rolling hills near Palestine,…
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A Tale of Two Cafés

A weekday lunch crowd fills the room with lively conversation. Behind a dining counter, hamburger patties sizzle on the grill and two gleaming machines spin…
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Magnetic Art

Clearly I am not the only one who yearns to bring a bit of Spain back to Texas. For the first half of my 30s,…
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Make it Shiny

Austin musician Kevin Russell likes to recount a conversation he had with the late Doug Sahm, a sort of musical godfather to Russell, in which…
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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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