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Texas Top 40 No. 3, Waco

For those unfamiliar with Waco, the little city in the heart of Texas might be tough to decipher.

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. 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. 6, Rockport-Fulton

The barrier islands that shelter Aransas Bay from the Gulf of Mexico also buffet the bayside community of Rockport-Fulton from…

Texas Top 40 No. 16, Canyon

“I am loving the plains more than ever it seems—and the SKY— Anita, you’ve never seen SKY—it is wonderful.”

Texas Top 40 No. 17, McKinney

On the northern fringe of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, McKinney’s historic character and natural amenities draw both tourists and a…

Texas Top 40 No. 18, Abilene

Abilene won readers’ praise for its small-town feel, state park, zoo, shopping, history, and restaurants, which range from classic barbecue…

Texas Top 40 No. 19, Padre Island

The beaches of Padre Island are so inviting that inland lakes have been known to import loads of Padre sand…

Texas Top 40 No. 32, Dalhart

Dalhart, named for its location on the Dallam and Hartley county line, originated as a railroad town and developed as…

Texas Top 40 No. 33, Marfa

Ah, mysterious Marfa. Founded in 1883 as a railroad water stop, Marfa existed as a remote West Texas ranching town…

Texas Top 40 No. 34, Amarillo

Not many places have the distinction of inspiring a George Strait hit such as “Amarillo by Morning.” 

Texas Top 40 No. 35, Glen Rose

Travelers make tracks to this idyllic hamlet to view prehistoric footprints in the Paluxy River at Dinosaur Valley State Park…
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