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Happy Birthday, Texas!

This year marks Texas' 179th birthday, and several events across the state make fun places to join the celebration (and maybe soak up a little…
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Mission: Kayak

The river rounds a bend and six mossy-backed turtles sunning on a row of rocks drop into the water—plop, plop, plop, one after the other,…
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Creative Country

Sitting in the light-washed front room of his Salado gallery, artist Ronnie Wells shapes a small clay sculpture of two men carving a duck decoy,…
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Grand by Design

A spotlight pierces the darkened theater as an acoustic guitarist fingerpicks the opening notes of a tune. Tonight’s star, nattily clad in a dark teal…
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Tuneful Tour

It’s the smell that first grabs you when you enter the Collings Guitars Factory in southwest Austin—that heady intermingling of hand-milled spruce, mahogany, rosewood, maple,…
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Sublime Smoke

It’s one o’clock on a sunny Saturday in January, and I’ve come to San Antonio for the day to learn more about mezcal, that delicious…
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One-Stop Chinatown

It takes a sense of adventure, as well as an adventurous palate, to explore ethnic dining areas as vast and sprawling as Houston’s Chinatown. Unlike…
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Belle of the Brazos

When you think of romantic French country fare, the Central Texas town of Burton (pop. 302) may not immediately come to mind. Yet this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it…
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Creating a Legacy

I started collecting travel memories in the form of jewelry when I was about eight years old. In recent years, I’ve added a chunky amethyst…
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Tell Us Your Tops: Comfort Food

Everybody has a favorite comfort food, and we want to know yours.
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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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