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Texas Top 40 No. 2, Denton

Forty minutes north of the rapidly growing cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, the college town of Denton (population 121,000,…

Texas Top 40, No. 4 Big Bend

  Big Bend rewards patient travelers. “Patient” because not only does it take a long time to get here from…

Texas Top 40, No. 5 Hill Country

With a bounty of small towns, sparkling lakes and rivers, and wildflower-splashed pastures in spring, the Hill Country has inspired…

Texas Top 40, No. 8 Nacogdoches

You probably learned in school that six flags have flown over Texas: French, Spanish, Mexican, Lone Star, Confederate, and United…

Texas Top 40, No. 7, Fredericksburg

If only the German immigrants who first settled Fredericksburg in 1846 could see what they started.

Texas Top 40, No. 9 New Braunfels

The allure of a New Braunfels getaway is particularly strong during these dog days of summer, when the town’s two…

Texas Top 40, No. 11 Mount Pleasant

What’s not to like about a place called Mount Pleasant?

Texas Top 40, No. 10 Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon has been wowing people for at least 12,000 years, when natives found shelter within this rugged chasm…

Texas Top 40, No. 12 Brazos Bend State Park

Less than an hour southwest of Houston, the hardwood forests and alligator-rich waterways of Brazos Bend State Park create a…

Texas Top 40 No. 13, Corpus Christi

Texas’ biggest beach city (pop. roughly 313,000) seasons its mix of beachcombing, wakeboarding, sailing, and other oceanfront fun with such…

Texas Top 40 No. 15, Galveston

With its coastal setting and intriguing history, Galveston is a favorite among readers seeking a Texas beach escape.

Texas Top 40 No. 24, Port Aransas

We used to call Port Aransas a sleepy fishing village.
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