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December 2015

Vol. 62, No. 12

Are those sleigh bells we hear in the distance? In December, we’ll venture to Galveston’s Winter Wonder Island, showcase snowy Texas scenes, and warm up with fireside gathering spots from cozy to spectacular.
We’ll crisscross the state with Christmassy coverage of Amarillo Botanical Gardens, Camp Verde General Store, and Waxahachie, and weave in history with The Posy Collection cross-stitch and the new Bryan Museum’s collection of Southwestern art and artifacts.


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Isle of Wonder

On a chilly December evening, the streets of Galveston’s historic Strand District are eerily still as a slow-moving fog rolls in off the harbor. Many…

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Home's where the Hearth is

Although we live in the very modern 21st Century, most people still retain some 19th-Century traits. Among them, consider our Charles Dickens-like fondness for seasonal…

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Winter Whitescapes

Snow in West Texas, while usually as fleeting as a sandcastle in the surf, tends to imbue the landscape with a diffused, quiet melancholy.

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