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Tuesday, 30 November 2004 18:00

Harry Ransom Center

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Tuesday, 30 November 2004 18:00

McAllen: City of Palms

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Sunday, 31 October 2004 18:00

Panhandle Plains from A to Z

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Sunday, 31 October 2004 18:00

Thanksgiving Texas-Style

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Thursday, 30 September 2004 19:00

The Sweet Life in Greenville

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Thursday, 30 September 2004 19:00

Old Fort Davis Turns 150

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Thursday, 30 September 2004 19:00

Amistad: Oasis on the Border

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Thursday, 30 September 2004 19:00

Winnsboro's Autumn Trails

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Tuesday, 31 August 2004 19:00

Go. See. Do! Get Started!

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Big Thicket National Preserve in Kountze.

Following is contact information for the “Go. See. Do!” sites on pages 38-51 of the print magazine. We recommend that you also contact local convention and visitors bureaus and chambers of commerce for further details. To order a free copy of the Texas State Travel Guide, published by the Texas Department of Transportation, call 800/8888-TEX; You can also find information at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Web site:

Austin—Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, 866/GO-AUSTIN;

Big Bend—Big Bend National Park, 432/477-2251; Big Bend Ranch State Park, 432/229-3416; Also go to

Big Sky Country—ABILENE: Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau, 325/676-2556 or 800/727-7704; BUFFALO GAP: Buffalo Gap Historic Village, 325/572-3365; SAN ANGELO: San Angelo Convention & Visitors Bureau, 325/655-4136 or 800/375-1206;

Big Thicket National Preserve—Kountze, 409/246-2337;

Central Texas Barbecue—LLANO: Llano Chamber of Commerce, 325/247-5354; ELGIN: Greater Elgin Chamber of Commerce, 512/285-4515; LOCKHART: Lockhart Chamber of Commerce, 512/398-2818; LULING: Luling Area Chamber of Commerce, 830/875-3214; TAYLOR: Taylor Chamber of Commerce, 512/352-6364;

Corpus Christi—Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau, 800/678-6232; PADRE ISLAND NATL. SEASHORE: 361/949-8068;

Dallas—Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, 800/232-5527;

Davis Mountains—Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce, 800/524-3015;

Denison/Sherman/Lake Texoma—DENISON: Denison Convention & Visitors Bureau, 903/465-1551; SHERMAN: Sherman Dept. of Tourism, 903/893-1184 or 888/893-1188;

El Paso—El Paso Convention and Visitors Bureau, 800/351-6024;

Fort Worth—Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau, 800/433-5747;

Galveston—Galveston Convention and Visitors Bureau, 409/763-4311 or 888/425-4753;

German Hill Country—BOERNE: Greater Boerne Area Chamber of Commerce, 888/842-8080; COMFORT: Comfort Chamber of Commerce, 830/995-3131; ENCHANTED ROCK STATE NATURAL AREA: 325/247-3903; FREDERICKSBURG: Fredericksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau, 888/997-3600; LUCKENBACH: 888/311-8990; NEW BRAUNFELS: Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, 800/572-2626;

Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail—For information on the Trail, see To purchase Trail maps, go to, or call 888/900-2577.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park—Guadalupe Mountains National Park, 915/ 828-3251;

Highland Lakes—LAKE BUCHANAN and INKS LAKE: Lake Buchanan-Inks Lake Chamber of Commerce, 512/793-2803; LAKE MARBLE FALLS, LAKE LBJ: Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce, 830/693-4449 or 800/759-8178; (Also contact the Kingsland Chamber of Commerce for more on Lake LBJ: 325/388-6211; LAKE TRAVIS: Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce (512/266-8333;; Lago Vista Chamber of Commerce (512/267-7952 or 800/328-5246;; and Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau (866/462-8784;, which can also provide information on Lake Austin. For more on the Highland Lakes, contact the Lower Colorado River Authority (512/473-3200 or 800/776-5272;, or go to or

High Plains—AMARILLO: Amarillo Convention & Visitor Council, 806/374-1497 or 800/692-1338; CANYON: Canyon Chamber of Commerce, 806/655-7815 or 800/999-9481; LUBBOCK: Lubbock Convention & Visitors Bureau, 806/747-5232 or 800/692-4035;

Hill Country Swimming Holes—BLUE HOLE in Wimberley is closed for the 2004 season, but is tentatively scheduled to reopen as a public park in 2005; call the Wimberley Chamber of Commerce for updates (512/847-2201; DEVIL'S WATERHOLE: Inks Lake State Park, 512/793-2223 (for information), 512/389-8900 (camping reservations); HAMILTON POOL PRESERVE: 512/264-2740; KRAUSE SPRINGS: Spicewood, 830/693-4181.

Houston—Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Official Guide to Houston, 800/446-8786;

Jefferson area—Marion County Chamber of Commerce, 888/GO-RELAX; CADDO LAKE STATE PARK: Karnack, 903/679-3351; MARSHALL: Marshall Chamber of Commerce, 800/953-7868;

Laredo—Laredo Convention and Visitors Bureau, 800/361-3360;

Lost Maples/Garner Area—LOST MAPLES STATE NATURAL AREA: 830/966-3413; GARNER STATE PARK: 830/232-6132; Also go to

Port Aransas—Port Aransas Tourist and Convention Bureau, 800/45-COAST; ROCKPORT-FULTON: Rockport-Fulton Area Chamber of Commerce, 800/242-0071;

Rio Grande Valley—Rio Grande Valley Partnership, 956/968-3141;

Rodeos—You can search the Texas Highways Web site "Events Calendar" by subject, town, region, and month (, or call 800/452-9292 (daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Central Time). Also see,,,, and

San Antonio—San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, 800/447-3372;

South Padre Island—South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, 956/761-6433 or 800/767-2373;

Texas State Railroad— Texas State Railroad, 903/683-2561 or 888/987-2461;

Washington County—Washington County Chamber of Commerce, 979/836-3695 or 888/BRENHAM;

Wildflowers—The Texas Department of Transportation—offers wildflower reports from around mid-March through mid-May via a hotline (800/452-9292) and a Web site ( Texas Highways' Web site ( offers listings of spring wildflower events via the "Events Calendar," which is searchable by subject, town, region, and month. Other good resources include the following: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center,—512/292-4200; Texas Parks & Wildlife—(for information about wildflowers at Texas state parks), Texas,— (search for "Texas Fall Foliage & Wildflowers Web Guide"). Wild About Texas Wildflowers,—

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