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Open for Business

It has been 3 months since torrential rains soaked a drought-stricken and thirsty state, but in the wake of the Memorial Day weekend downpour was…
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Itchin’ for Fried Chicken

Before opening his restaurant Chicken Scratch in Dallas, Chef Tim Byres and a couple of friends made a five-day, 2,500-mile road trip across parts of…
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Forgotten Conflict

When historians expound on the most important action in the Civil War, they usually focus on battles fought east of the Mississippi River. But his-torians…
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Lessons Learned

It’s a cliché by now. You don’t really know someone until you’ve traveled with them. Just because it’s a truism doesn’t mean it doesn’t bear…
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Now Hear This!

In a modest space that doubles as an office and the green room for performers, singer-songwriter Sara Hickman relaxes momentarily and reflects. “There’s a lot…
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A Century of Seafood

Not even 10 years old when my parents treated me to my first meal at Gaido’s, the famous restaurant on Galveston’s Seawall, I figured that…
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Pining for Crockett

For a city-dweller used to noise, there’s nothing quite like waking up under a colorful quilt in an antique bed and then looking out the…
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Dance-Hall Dude

Kevin Fowler goes for a good love song as much as the next red-blooded country music singer-songwriter, but you need only look at his song…
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Textile Style

A small bell tinkles as I push open the door and enter the store, worn wooden floorboards creaking beneath my feet. A tall ceiling soars…
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Silver Wings

Sara Beesley, director of the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center in San Antonio, thought she might have fallen prey to some strange trick when she first…
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Daytripper: Lufkin

Texas may be known as the land of wide-open skies and endless horizons, but not to those who travel east. Here, towering trees overtake sprawling prairies,…
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Grape Escape

When Bryan-based Messina Hof Winery decided to open a North Texas tasting room, there wasn’t much debate about which city it would call home.
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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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