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Gone Ameripolitan

Veteran Austin honky-tonker Dale Watson says it’s gotten harder and harder to explain his music to strangers—the curious truck-stop bystander…

Zilker Tree turns 50

Every year since 1967, the Zilker Tree has acted as a beacon of holiday cheer on the south lawn of…

Fill Your Heart with Art

When I moved to Austin ages ago, I made it a point to get out into the city – even…

Got Matcha?

Just when it seemed like coffee couldn’t get any hotter, a green alternative started to emerge in cafés all over…

Brushing up on History

Within a few minutes’ walk of downtown Austin’s bustling Sixth Street entertainment district and historic Congress Avenue, a trio of…

They Know Their Dough

Regulars who make the drive out to Pieous, a pizzeria and bakery on the western outskirts of Austin, know to…

Laugh Stop

These days – like most days – we all could use a little laughter, so you can bet I’m going…

Gung Hay Fat Choy,* Y’all!

Growing up in Houston in the late Sixties when the Chinese community was much smaller (and inconceivable that Texas’ largest…

Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Just in time for football season, the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin dives into the eclectic history of…

The City Insider

Writers for Texas Highways cover a lot of ground. With more than a quarter-million square miles and some 3,000 communities…

Urban Scapes

Get out of the office. Flee that marathon meeting. Park your car. Exit the laundry room. Now: Find a bench…
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