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Written by Lois Rodriguez

highRes sanAngelo151021 006On a map, San Angelo sits somewhere between the Hill Country and West Texas. But what the map doesn’t show is that this town also lies between its epic past and a bright future. I quickly realized that when tripping to “S’nangelo” or “Angelo” (as the locals call it), one must always come prepared with an appetite, boots, and a wanderlust to explore.

dontfeedzombiesWhat's a little Zombie Apocalypse between friends? Spend a Friday evening at Galveston Island State Park in October and find out!

dodie1When Dodie Stillman started to recognize her growing fascination with the art of beekeeping, it was just that. But there’s a Texas Highways connection that propelled her into the beekeeping world four years ago. Now, this weekend, she is showing her blue-ribbon honey at the State Fair of Texas.

pancake2When you wonder, or someone asks, “What’s for dinner?” You can say pancakes. Yep. Even if you don’t think it qualifies as dinner, today is National Pancake Day. On this day, where pancakes are concerned, anything goes.

FC TXHWYS JUL15Texas Highways magazine won 21 awards, including Magazine of the Year, at the annual International Regional Magazine Association's conference this week in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The awards recognize excellence in general-interest, regional publishing. Each year, magazines from across the United States and Canada compete in 28 categories.

grahamIn June Naylor’s story on Graham’s historic downtown square, you find out how to explore local heritage and culture. That’s not to say, however, that Graham is all about the past. That’s hardly the case, in fact: Much of the author’s time in Graham included exploring today’s homegrown scene, the contemporary diversions that keep a small town lively. Here’s a look at some of the modern distractions that help fill a busy trip to Graham, with almost everything situated on the charming downtown square.


On any given day, Mary Stamm performs minor (and not so minor) miracles in Dallas. Working as a concierge at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, that’s her job—and it’s never dull. In her three decades at the Mansion, she has guided guests to restaurants, museums, and other points of interest in Dallas and beyond, and she has some special tales to tell, too—though she’ll never name names.

s1It’s always worthwhile to make your way to one of the state’s illustrious art museums with holdings that rival collections across the globe. But keep your eyes open for the bonus art that you happen upon – public art.

kolachefest14Kolaches never go out of style, but if it’s kolache fellowship you seek, September is the time to find it. WestFest kicks off the festivities on Labor Day Weekend, followed by Caldwell’s Kolache Festival and Hallettsville’s Kolache Fest closes out the month.


Labor 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.

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