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Nature Connects

Written by | Published September 8, 2014

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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.

GWTW Poster 300dpiGone With the Wind, the film that grabbed America and never let go, turns 75 this year. The University of Texas’ Harry Ransom Center, which houses the largest collection of Gone With the Wind memorabilia in the world, will commemorate the film’s birthday with a 300-piece exhibition that opens Tuesday and runs through January 4.  

7831708018 d0c581ceb2 bThe Houston Ship Channel turns 100 this November, and a festival this Saturday will celebrate the legacy and future of the massive 50-mile waterway that connects the Gulf of Mexico and the Port of Houston. The festival is one of several events organized by Promote Houston Ship Channel 2014 to recognize the Houston Ship Channel centennial.

Some Dome Luck

Written by | Published August 28, 2014

AstrodomeHouston’s Astrodome may sit abandoned and seemingly unwanted, but many kept sight of the iconic dome’s value and have worked tirelessly to see it be given a chance for a new life.

clearforestfestThe Clearfork Music Festival is back for its second year at Fort Worth’s Panther Island Pavilion outdoor venue this Labor Day Weekend.  

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The Dallas Museum of Art has a strong and diverse offering of exhibitions scheduled for the remainder of 2014. To help you plan your next trip to the museum, we’ve highlighted five current and upcoming exhibits that represent a variety of cultures from the 18th Century to today.

Stars Shine Bright in Dark Sky Parks

Written by | Published August 6, 2014

Stargazing can be an out-of-this-world experience, but here in Texas, there are a few places that are able to magnify that experience even more.

Photo courtesy Texas Parks and WildlifeNow being spotted at Caprock Canyons State Park: the Doodlebug.

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Houston Restaurant Weeks returns in August, and this year, the annual charity dining event has brunch on the brain. 

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After years of recovery from hurricane damage, Sea Rim State Park on the upper Texas coast is celebrating its grand reopening this summer.

Lajitas gets its goat

Written by | Published July 18, 2014

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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.

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