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July 2016

Vol. 63, No. 7

Schlitterbahn Waterparks make a splash, with old favorites like the Boogie Bahn surf ride, and new thrillers like Galveston’s MASSIV, the world’s tallest water coaster. We spotlight historic Civilian Conservation Corps structures 
in state parks, follow the refreshing Fort Worth Ale Trail, and spend a weekend on Bolivar Peninsula. Also, look for tarantula-emblazoned 
from Marathon.


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Hail to the Boys of the CCC

When I was a child, Texas’ state parks were beloved vacation destinations. I became intimately familiar with the ubiquitous brown-and-yellow signs, the stoic stone buildings,…

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McKinney Squared

Hot-pink roses bloom brilliantly in cement planters on all four corners of the historic downtown square in McKinney, where I’m waiting with friends on a…

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Tubes O' Fun

When I first visited Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels as a teenager in the mid-1980s, the waterpark was just a few years old. I vividly recall…

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