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See two countries and three states from this soaring El Paso gondola

On the western edge of Texas, you’ll find the only place in the state that provides a bird’s-eye view of…

San Antonio’s URBAN-15 stretches the arts with music, movement, and media

URBAN-15’s Carnaval de San Anto troupe performs during Día de los Muertos at Hemisfair park in San Antonio.   When night…

A city slicker fulfills his lifelong dream of riding a horse

Maverick Horseback Riding in Lockhart offers a wide range of lessons and rides for all ages and levels of experience.

Animal-lovers alert: Wild residents of Black Beauty Ranch

On the outskirts of Murchison in East Texas, a sprawling animal sanctuary has provided a home for rescued animals for…

Unplug in the pines at High Hill Farm

With Tyler in my rearview mirror, I’m driving southeast toward the tiny town of Arp on twisting farm-to-market roads, deep…

Scott H. Biram: That Dirty Ol’ One-Man Band

Scott H. Biram is a one-man band who has blown five-piece rock groups off the stage. But the San Marcos…

Yes, you can tour a Texas castle

Something amazing, and in fact, quite regal is hidden in Bellville, a tiny town roughly halfway between Austin and Houston.…

Biking with Birds

Not a half-hour into my daylong adventure, in the middle of a prairie of sea lavender and leatherleaf, I stopped…

The Birder’s Nest

My son Byrdie had been anticipating our planned visit to the Alamo Inn B&B for weeks. The two of us…

Pun, Pun, Pun

Lend us an ear and we’ll give you more corn!” That’s how the emcee greeted the jovial crowd at the…

Hat Trick

A customer walks into Catalena Hatters looking for a special hat to match the one his friend never takes off…

Natural Galveston

Head east down Seawall Boulevard in Galveston, past the lights and activity of Historic Pleasure Pier, beyond the elegant Hotel…
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