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Where to Observe Memorial Day in Texas

For this three-day weekend, picnics, music festivals, and barbecues are in full force as Texans celebrate the unofficial start of summer. But as we enjoy…
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Things To Do in Texas This Memorial Day Weekend: May 26-29

We're heading into a holiday weekend—the unofficial kickoff to summer. Here are 10 ways to get the most of your Memorial Day weekend, including a…
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Austin Arthouse Cinema

Five classic movies that epitomize Texas film culture and history are cued up to help launch Austin Film Society’s new AFS Cinema, which opens Friday,…
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It’s a Small World

In a small workshop on the ground floor of Texas A&M University’s Anthropology Building, broad windows illuminate a faint dusting of sawdust covering tools, computers,…
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Hico’s Hospitality

On trips to the Hamilton County town of Hico over the years, I’d wondered why the handsome 1896 Midland Hotel building had remained sorely neglected.…
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Small-Town Stories

Wharton is the kind of town that invites you to relax on a wraparound porch with an old friend, sip an iced tea—or something stronger—and…
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Daytripper: New Braunfels

Natives and visitors love New Braunfels for its crystal-clear rivers and the thrilling slides of Schlitterbahn. And while these top tourist attractions are great reasons…
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Hico Hoppin'

June Naylor’s story on the new Midland Hotel in Hico urges you to make tracks to experience the inn’s hospitality. Once you’re settled into the…
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Biking with Birds

Not a half-hour into my daylong adventure, in the middle of a prairie of sea lavender and leatherleaf, I stopped my bike in wonder. A…
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Southern Comfort

I knew the first time I pulled up to Sylvia Mae’s Soul Food in Jacksonville that there was more than meets the eye. Sylvia Mae’s,…
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The Hye Life

Does an oenophile’s paradise exist in Texas? While some wine-lovers may pine for the Provences and Willamette Valleys of the world, for me, it’s the…
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Lyrical Herencia

Nearly every year since 1932, the Texas Legislature has named a State Poet Laureate to honor significant contributions in the field of poetry. In 2015…
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Saddle Up... and Say Cheese!

During Fort Worth's rodeo season in January and February, I’m the most popular person in my family and circle of friends. That’s because my home…
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Pho-nomenal

About 10 miles north of the town of Palacios and Matagorda Bay, the scenery along Texas 35 begins to change. Nondescript coastal scrub morphs into…
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Carving in Corpus

If you’d like to meet a friendly Texas surfer, park a two-wheel drive vehicle along the shore of Packery Channel between North Padre and Mustang…
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Panhandle Passage

This trail is as old as the bison routes, I’m told, from back when the shaggy beasts once blackened the plains along the northern Llano…
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Cajun Goes Coastal

A saltwater-scented breeze tugs at the end of a roll of paper towels planted in the middle of our wooden picnic table. Warm rays of…
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Texas Bucket List

 Texas is tailor-made for bucket lists. Covering some 268,000 square miles, the Lone Star State brims with interesting, exciting, historical, relaxing, and fun things to…
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17 Trips for 2017

There’s no doubt that Texas contains an ever-evolving mix of people and ideas. And with changing times come new offerings for travelers to explore the…
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