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Merge: February 2014

Buddy Holly would be happy that Lubbock made the Top-40 list!—Laverne Clancy, TH Facebook Fan

Thanks for the Memories

EDITOR’S NOTE: As part of Texas Highways’ 40th-anniversary celebration in 2014, we want to share readers’ TH-inspired travel memories throughout the year. Send us your recollections!

Our desire to travel Texas began in the late ’80s when we went to Big Bend and met Hallie Stillwell. We just headed south from Arlington, with our copy of Texas Highways as a reference.

We were newly married, and when our son Colton arrived, our travels continued. We went on an annual rafting trip on the Guadalupe, and afterwards, the post-trip goal was to visit somewhere in Texas we had never been to before—especially if it involved trying out one of the top swimming holes, or a hike to Enchanted Rock.

Fast forward to 2011: Colton was graduating from college, and we realized we had not taken him to Big Bend. Spring break that year found us traveling to Monahans, Balmorhea, Fort Davis and Indian Lodge, a Star Party at McDonald Observatory, the Marfa Lights, the Hotel Paisano in Marfa, and riding a glider. The glider operator was surprised that I had a Texas Highways issue from 2005. We hiked The Window and Emory Peak at Big Bend National Park, and the Santa Elena Canyon trail. On the way home, we passed through Terlingua, and ended our trip with a camp-out at Colorado Bend State Park and a hike to Gorman Falls.

I still have copies of Texas Highways magazines that I have kept because there are still so many places to see.



Try the Pie!

Just read about Marble Falls’ pies in January’s Merge. I cannot let the many readers of TH miss a little-known jewel—Pie Peddlers (, on Glen Rose’s
town square. Open Thursday through Sunday, this place serves fruit, cream, and nut pies that taste just like the ones my mother used to make years ago. They make everything from scratch except the Blue Bell ice cream with which they top just about any pie of your choice. 
My wife and I drive down there from Cleburne almost every weekend for a “fix” of these marvelous confections. 



Our favorite social media of the month...

In 2013, we camped at these state parks: Lake Mineral Wells, Daingerfield, Inks Lake, and Purtis Creek. We hope to do much more of the same in the new year!

Susan Lowery

Two years ago, I saw more than 100 migrating sandhill cranes just before dusk near Yorktown. We stopped and took photos.

Nell Morrow Black

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I love every town and city featured in TH because you mention the local cuisine. Check out Lee’s Hickory Smoked BBQ in Haslet!

SGT. Vince Rios, USMC (RET), Haslet

Lee’s Hickory Smoked BBQ is at 103 Schoolhouse Rd., 817/439-5337.


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