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Texas Top 40 No. 13, Corpus Christi

Texas’ biggest beach city (pop. roughly 313,000) seasons its mix of beachcombing, wakeboarding, sailing, and other oceanfront fun with such…

Texas Top 40, No. 14, Palestine

Shaped by agriculture, steamboating, the discovery of oil, and the railroad, the city of Palestine today harbors a wealth of…

Daytripper: San Marcos

Archeological evidence suggests that humans have inhabited the San Marcos area for 10,000 years or more. And to this day,…

Colors of the Coast

By the time you finish reading this paragraph, hundreds of glass-green waves will have completed crossing the Gulf of Mexico…

Go Off-Grid!

The swath of Texas 71 that stretches between Austin and Houston is a well-traveled stretch for Longhorn fans, Houstonians with…

Horse Sense

Old Gonzo doesn’t want to trot. At first we thought it was because he didn’t like walking behind Chili Bean,…

Paddling and Painting

A pleasant breeze rocked my kayak and rustled pale green and brown marsh grasses around me. Overhead, a few wispy…

Come Around

The Native Americans figured it out first, as far as we know. On the shores of Aransas Bay, the Copanes…

Daytripper: Corpus Christi

There’s no denying that Corpus Christi is one of the most beloved destinations in Texas, and for good reason. However,…

Texas Top 40 No. 20, Alpine/Fort Davis

Separated by 24 miles on Texas 118, the towns of Alpine and Fort Davis provide the perfect launch pad for…

Texas Top 40 No. 21, Ben Wheeler

Located in Van Zandt County between Tyler and Dallas, the hamlet of Ben Wheeler has come to life in the…

Texas Top 40 No. 22, Fort Chadbourne

Between San Angelo and Abilene, about 12 miles north of Bronte, lies a remarkable fort with the only fully restored…
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