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Texas Haunt Spots

Written by | Published October 31, 2014


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.


Greenville will host the inaugural Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest this weekend, celebrating fiddle music and the legacy of the “King of Western Swing.”

Alamo Relics Return

Written by | Published October 27, 2014


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: On the Road

Written by | Published October 23, 2014

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.

Halloween Happenings Across Texas

Written by | Published October 15, 2013

halloween3Calling all princesses, ghosts, baseball players, fairies, superheroes and rockstars: October in Texas means endless opportunities to dress up and play.

Free fall fun in Beaumont

Written by | Published October 3, 2014


Beaumont is celebrating the arrival of fall with a slate of events focusing on everything from dogs to bikes, horses, and fire safety.


Tom Lea celebrated in October

Written by | Published October 2, 2014

Tom-Lea-Mural07Celebrate the life of iconic Texas artist Tom Lea this October with a month of activities dedicated to his work and legacy, hosted by the Tom Lea Institute in El Paso.  

Right on Track

Written by | Published September 29, 2014

Government Canyon State Natural Area in Bexar County has more than natural beauty on its side, it has natural history, too. In an area that was once the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico, 110-million-year-old dinosaur tracks, possibly the only known dinosaur footprints on public land, have been discovered.

Fried Food Affair

Written by | Published September 24, 2014

fried-food1Does it make sense to batter and fry a perfectly delicious loaded baked potato? If you’re at the State Fair, the “Fried Food Capital of Texas,” would you have it any other way?

World Heritage Mission

Written by | Published September 16, 2014

san-joseWhether you’ve visited the San Antonio Missions, Texans know that, collectively, they are an undeniable Texas treasure. But truly, the missions deserve recognition of global proportions. More specifically, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage designation. If you agree, you have a role in making it so.

Nature Connects

Written by | Published September 8, 2014



If your child loves LEGO® Bricks, they will be fascinated by the elaborate creations displayed as part of the San Antonio Botanical Garden exhibit Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks.

State Park Going Strong

Written by | Published September 4, 2014

altOn Sept. 4, 2011, the October issue of Texas Highways was just reaching subscribers. The cover story was a tribute to the beauty of Bastrop State Park. Sadly, that very day, the park and surrounding areas suffered great damage as a wildfire swept through, affecting 96 percent of the park. Fortunately, it has been making great strides toward recovery.

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