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Equine Shrine

Horse racing was “the NFL of colonial times,” we’re told at the start of our visit to the American Quarter…

It's a blast!

As visitors approach Space Center Houston, the space-themed museum located adjacent to NASA Johnson Space Center, a massive new exhibit…

A Meteoric Blast

A meteor streaks across the pre-dawn sky, its long tail sparkling. Perhaps Chicken Little is right. The sky is falling.…

Following the Thread

The cotton boll in my hand feels light and delicate, and I easily see how it could translate into the…

A Cattleman’s Castle

Early travelers on the wagon road that later became US 287 must have thought it was a mirage—a gabled Victorian…

Songs in the Key of T

A guitar-brandishing fiberglass jalapeño beckons from the sidewalk in downtown Irving. Walk a few paces more and you’ll find a…

Say Hi to Hye

Not long ago, the tiny town of Hye was merely a curiosity for travelers between Johnson City and Fredericksburg on…

Riches of the Red Beds

Just two miles from Seymour, a handful of paleontologists and volunteers meticulously scrape and brush flecks of red and gray…

Shop That Miranda Built

"Welcome to Lindale,” announces the vinyl billboard with a picture of a platinum blonde holding a guitar. “Hometown of Miranda…

Hometown Roy

It’s not likely that many people stumble on Wink. the tiny Permian Basin town (population 940) is indeed “the middle…

It’s No Secret

As I watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin plant the American flag on the moon in the summer of 1969,…

Bet on Bluff Dale

Twelve years ago, my suburbanite parents got a wild hair and bought five acres of rugged terrain in Bluff Dale,…
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