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Written by Courtney Ley

“Traditional Texas” typically implies cowboys, country music and Tex-Mex cuisine. But hidden beneath this generalization lie oddities that make Texas not so typical at all, perhaps a little quirky. Check out our three favorites below.

While sifting through previous blogs, our mouths began to water for all the culinary treasures we rediscovered, and that you may have forgotten about. From Mediterranean tapas in McKinney to Indian-inspired roti in Killeen, we hope these remind of you of Texas’ vast meal offerings.  

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After going without a four-legged mayor for several years, the unincorporated community of Lajitas has a new goat at the helm. Clay Moore Henry was elected earlier this month to lead the Brewster County desert town on the western edge of Big Bend National Park. He’s a direct descendent of the town’s first and famously beer-drinking goat mayor, Clay Henry.

Unlike last year when many Texas peach orchards struggled to survive the unusual, late-season freeze, recent rains have proven that this year’s Texas Hill Country peaches are going full throttle. 

July 4th celebrations are all about family, friends, fireworks and food. While we can't help you with the first three (sorry), we have you covered on the last.


Pirate Beach Logo1Avast Ye! LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth plans to launch an interactive waterpark called Pirate Beach.

Cowboy Hats

In Cotulla, a formerly sleepy town roughly equidistant between San Antonio, Laredo, and Corpus Christi, the Texas Hat Museum represents a dignified calm amid the storm that is roiling South Texas—the oil-and-gas boom of the Eagle Ford Shale

I feel a tug of skepticism as I test my tricycle legs at a storage facility just north of downtown San Antonio, preparing for this self-propelled tour.

 

What do you do when the souvenir you want is illegal? That was the question I asked myself as I drove down a narrow, two-lane road to Luckenbach (pop. 3), about 70 miles west of Austin.

A 1956 sky-blue-and-white Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan cruises a couple of laps around a San Marcos parking lot, its chrome bumpers gleaming in the sunlight, before finding the perfect parking spot.

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