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Written by Lois Rodriguez

LaborDayLabor Day weekend is like one last quick blip of summer after the school year starts. Texans surely know how to make the most of it. There are plenty of holiday festivities throughout the state, and here are a few.

Are you a True Texan?

“It’s impolite to ask a person where they are from. If they are from Texas, they will tell you. If they are not from Texas, it’s not nice to embarrass them,” the late journalist and author John Gunther once quipped. And he’s right. Besides, there are easier ways to tell if you’re dealing with a true Texan.

enchanted rock night 8144There’s a big production tonight, and it’s in the skies. Join the millions of eyes that will be looking upward for what is expected to be a brilliant showing of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Many parks and observatories across the state also will be geared up for what astronomers predict will be an especially good year to view the phenomenon.

catfishIt’s time to trade in the fishing pole and hooks for the frying pan and spices. Who knew cooking catfish can be almost as fun as catching it?

Are you a True Texan?

“It’s impolite to ask a person where they are from. If they are from Texas, they will tell you. If they are not from Texas, it’s not nice to embarrass them,” the late journalist and author John Gunther once quipped. And he’s right. Besides, there are easier ways to tell if you’re dealing with a true Texan.

HamPool 019Hamilton Pool is quintessential Hill Country beauty. It’s Texas at its finest, and that’s why there’s one thing you must have before arriving at this high-demand swimmer’s oasis – a reservation.

FireworksoverHoustonIt’s time to strike up the band, dress in your finest red, white, and blue, and raise your flags high for some Texas-sized fun. July 4th marks the 240th anniversary of America’s independence, and the Lone Star State is ready to commemorate the occasion in style.

Jill A1Today is a difficult day. Retirement is claiming our dear leader, Texas Highways magazine editor Jill Lawless, after 27 years of service. It’s hard to imagine what day-to-day life at the office will be like without her leadership, guidance and encouragement.

Water toys3To set foot onto the Camp Champions campus is to enter a world you might have thought only existed in movies. That is unless you ever attended sleep-away camp, in which case, it feels like coming home.

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You see yourself behind the wheel of a super sleek and beautiful exotic car that is one of the most powerful, high performance sports vehicles in the world. With your feet on the gas and miles of winding racetrack ahead of you, you’re free to fly. And then you wake up.

babesbeachSchool’s out. The sun’s out. So the timing is right as Galveston unveils a new beach area – Babe’s Beach – which gives visitors much more room to dig their toes in the sand, play volleyball or simply stroll the coastline.

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