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Photo by Will van Overbeek

Long known as the “home of the grapefruit,” Mission has celebrated its agricultural roots since 1932 with the annual Texas Citrus Fiesta.

Courtesy River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

What better place than the zoo to watch Sergei Prokofiev’s timeless composition Peter and the Wolf?

Nash Farm Courtesy Grapevine CVB

In the days before refrigeration, wintertime in Texas provided the cold temperatures required to safely prepare meat for the year to come.

Farewell to Marines by the Semper Fidelis Club, St. Paul, MN. Photograph, 1942, Collection Minne­sota Historical Society

At the Eastland County Museum, Our Lives, Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation chronicles the remarkable span of history lived by Americans born in the 1910s and ’20s.

FC TXHWYS DEC14San Antonio is a great destination, but my favorite destination in this wonderful state is wherever I am at the moment! Some places may be better than others, but here in Texas, nothing disappoints.

 —THOMAS H. BAILEY, HOUSTON

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It’s hard to imagine two people in the whole state who have more fun in their work than Julie and Bruce Lee Webb of Waxahachie. That sense of fun is apparent even before you enter their art gallery in a 1902 building just off the town square.

StaycationI like to believe that my mother invented the staycation. With a twist.

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More than any other Texas city, Houston is defined by its neighborhoods, helping to break this giant bayou buffet up into bite-size (and day trip-size) chunks. From exotic to artsy and international to folksy, a trip to Houston can be anything you want it to be, including daytripper-ific!

g smallThe Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014).

Photo courtesy Headdress assembly with mask, Sican  (A.D. 750–1350), Museo Sican, Photo Rafael Rioja.

The golden treasures of Peru’s pre-Inca heritage take center stage at the Irving Arts Center through December.

Michael Martin Murphey (photo courtesy Joe Owenby)

For 80 years straight, the residents of Jones County have been kicking up their heels in holiday celebration at the Texas Cowboys’ Christmas Ball in Anson (December 18-20).

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