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Every Texas town has its distinctive qualities and attractions—just ask the locals. Given the more than 2,000 small towns that populate this vast state, that makes for a lifetime of worthwhile country drives, courthouse square cafés, and quirky local history museums. That’s why we turned to Texas Highways readers to help identify our state’s “coolest small towns.” We had a blast fielding the nominations, which came in from all across the state. Considering the “small” stipulation, we set a population limit of about 10,000, although that meant some popular nominees weren’t included. We believe these small towns reflect the essence of Texas—from peaceful porch swings to sprawling oak trees, chicken-fried steak, and six-man football—and we invite you to join us as we explore their charms.

Published in TRAVEL

Web ExtraIn the September 2011 issue, we brought you “True, Texas,” a collective community of the imagination. Here’s our pick for this year’s True Artisan.

Published in FOOD & DRINK

CocoaModa owner Ken Wilkinson calls chocolate one of life's greatest pleasures. (Photo by J. Griffis Smith)Flamboyant characters like former Brit Ken Wilkinson, who arrived in the sleepy Brazos Valley town of Calvert a few years ago to build a world-class chocolate shop, tend to start tongues wagging.

Published in FOOD & DRINK
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