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All aboard the Ryan Express

Nolan Ryan doesn’t pitch much these days, unless you count the occasional honorary first toss, bits of sage advice for…

Daytripper: Blanco

The Texas Hill Country is full of small towns that motorists can either zoom through in five minutes or choose…

Trinity Tales

From my seat on the shaded patio at Woodshed Smokehouse, the view takes in a wall of leafy green trees…

A Painter's Plantings

Painter Douglas Chandor was as charming as he was creative. I’m standing in the foyer of the prestigious artist’s historic…

A Place of Refuge

From a limestone precipice at the crest of the Rimrock Trail, I catch my breath and gaze across an unspoiled…

Texas Bucket List

 Texas is tailor-made for bucket lists. Covering some 268,000 square miles, the Lone Star State brims with interesting, exciting, historical,…

Too Hot to Trot

Calling all brave fitness enthusiasts – the 35th annual Hotter’N Hell Hundred, one of the longest single-day bicycle rides in…

Folk Champions

There are things you expect to discover when you travel: new restaurants, unfamiliar expressions, off road attractions. I like to…

Daytripper: Granbury

As summer nears its end, you may be searching for one last adventure, which is what I set out to…

Signs of the Times

In planning my maiden voyage to the Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, I have the good sense to…

With a Butter Knife and a Ball-Peen Hammer

The neighborhood kids called Felix Harris “the Voodoo Man” because his front yard was full of eerie poles he brought…

Hey Boo Boo!

When I was a kid growing up in the Midwest, my family vacations were mainly of the s’mores-and-sleeping-bags variety.
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