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Written by Lois Rodriguez

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With the holidays comes travel for many. And with travel comes the stress of loading up the car, trying to minimize stops while navigating the traffic that comes with this season of gridlock. But if you have to negotiate just one stop, make it a Texas Travel Information Center.

Untitled-31As you make travel plans for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, consider this - you probably shouldn't travel on Wednesday! It's the worst day for the holiday drive. At least, that's the word, according to a recent Google Maps study that took data from 21 cities across the nation. And, if you're thinking about driving back home on Saturday, you might want to rethink that, too.

Cleburne-Big-Bear-NA-MuseumCleburne is adding to the Chisholm Trail experience with its newest addition –– the Big Bear Native American Museum of artifacts dating back to 15,000 B.C. A grand opening celebration is set for Saturday, Nov. 15.

La-Belle-one-twelfth-scale-modelAfter a 330-year journey, the legendary French ship La Belle has landed at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin. Wrecked in Matagorda Bay in 1686, La Belle lay in a murky grave until 1995, when archeologists made the heralded discovery and carried out a painstaking excavation.

Heros: With a B-25 bomber as a backdrop, (left to right) retired Rear Admiral Charles D. Grojean (executive director of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation), Leland Sims, Joseph Lajzer, Roger White, Howard Peacock, Chester Gould and Doug Hagie visit the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg. (Photo by J. Griffis Smith)

Texas Highways celebrates our veterans on this Veterans Day and always. Enjoy a few veteran stories we've shared, and find museums that help keep their stories alive.

flygirlsThey changed the face of the United States Military when they answered the call of duty in World War II. On Veterans Day, the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) will be celebrated at the Bullock Museum in Austin.

Texas Highways magazine recently won big at the annual International Regional Magazine Association conference and awards ceremony held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The awards recognize excellence in general-interest, regional publishing.Plates

bird blind--Davis Mountains State Park will soon offer bird watchers a new treat with the Nov. 14 dedication of a newly constructed bird blind.

th-facebook-fall-backwardDaylight Saving Time is upon us and, at 2 a.m. Sunday, we turn our clocks back one hour, and can count on spending that freebie hour however we please.

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On Halloween, we're reminded of the ghostly gathering spots and spooky stories, but those haunting tales and hot spots are good for a scare all year long.

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The fringed leather pouch that David Crockett carried his musket balls in the day he fell at the Alamo made its trip to Texas with Crockett in 1836. On Tuesday, Oct. 28, it returns to the Alamo via British pop-legend Phil Collins who is donating what is considered the biggest and best collection of Alamo artifacts ever assembled.

Texas Highways will be out and about this weekend. Find us at the Texas Book Festival in Austin and the Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest.

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