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Refried Deep-Fried Blog

Written by | Published August 21, 2013
I’m not sure I understand the competition to come up with the next best fried thing, and I’m not here…

Hot Chocolate

Written by | Published August 16, 2013
I know it sounds crazy to drink hot chocolate when the temperature is still regularly above 90 degrees. But on…

A visit to the Texas Masonic Grand Lodge in Waco

Written by | Published August 13, 2013
Right or wrong, the Freemasons are sometimes stereotyped as a closed group, characterized by secrecy and backroom power brokering. But…

Tourism by Bus: A visit to San Antonio

Written by | Published August 6, 2013
When I got to thinking about the concept of sightseeing by bus in Texas, San Antonio was one of the…

The Owl in Elgin

Written by | Published August 2, 2013
I recently made the short drive from Austin to Elgin, a town about 25 miles east of the city via…

American Museum of Agriculture on the Grow

Written by | Published July 24, 2013
There's a new museum taking root in Lubbock.
There's a new resource for Amarillo tourism information and it comes from an interesting group of locals.

A Visit with the Vintner

Written by | Published July 3, 2013
For the August 2013 print issue of Texas Highways, I wrote about a Madeira tasting, held at Austin's Red Room…
Freedom Over Texas, Houston's Fourth of July celebration, includes a huge firworks show over downtown. (Photo by Richard Carson) From…

Use Your Noodle!

Written by | Published June 21, 2013
The nightlife scene continues to heat up on Austin's Rainey Street, a former residential byway in the shadow of downtown.…

Texas river conditions mixed for floating

Written by | Published June 21, 2013
Some Texas rivers are running too low for good floating, but a few waterways are flowing well enough for tubing…

Foodies, unite!

Written by | Published June 19, 2013
If I ever had any doubt that the foodie culture has become firmly established in Texas, now I'm fully convinced…
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