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Happy in Harlingen

Harlingen came to life in 1904 as a crossroads on the Arroyo Colorado, garnering the daunting nickname of “Rattlesnake Junction”…

The Accidental Ornament

This December, when I string my lights and trim my tree and light my menorah, I have four new friends…

Running the Rock

We’ve been running for about 15 minutes—skipping over small boulders and sidestepping cacti that spike up from a trail winding…

Round Top Holiday

My family of 12 was once referred to as “a small country.” Growing up in a four-bedroom house in Houston…

Viva San Antonio!

You could argue that San Antonio had a head start in Texas Highways’ countdown of the Texas Top 40 travel…

Portals of Power

When the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum (or “Bush 43,” as it is called colloquially) opened on the…

Daytripper: El Paso

While the westernmost city in Texas may be outside the “day-trip zone” for many Texans, a trip to this border-bound…

Christmas Wild

More and more I try to travel during the Christmas season. Even if it’s just a daytrip, I like to…

Scenic Route: Windmill

A water-pumping windmill and electricity-generating wind turbines punctuate this amazing view near Vega as the sun sets.

Living on Martindale Time

The pale green waters of the San Marcos River slip silently past my comfy spot on the shady deck. During…

Boot Camping

I’ve explored many remote locales across Texas, so most people assume that I’m a seasoned camper. But here’s the real…

The Ballad of Brownsville

As a crossroads city at the southernmost tip of Texas—and the state’s closest point to the interior of Mexico—it’s fitting…
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