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Independence Day Events 2014

It’s time to strike up the band, dress in your finest red, white, and blue, and raise your flags high…

Amazing Altitudes

One of the greatest values of travel is that it affords us a new perspective on the world. When we…

Autos for the Ages

A 1956 sky-blue-and-white Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan cruises a couple of laps around a San Marcos parking lot, its…

The Texas Cheese Tour

My first taste of the Texas cheese renaissance came at a farmers market in Dallas, where I nibbled a bite…

Hats Off to Ben's

In Cotulla, a formerly sleepy town roughly equidistant between San Antonio, Laredo, and Corpus Christi, the Texas Hat Museum represents…

Doin’ Fine in Alpine

Sunday mornings in the West Texas town of Alpine are remarkably quiet for a community with a population of around…

Splash, savor, stroll

Let’s just say it had been a long day in the driver’s seat, and patience was wearing thin. Each summer,…

San Antonio by Trike

I feel a tug of skepticism as I test my tricycle legs at a storage facility just north of downtown…

Back to the Basics

  What do you do when the souvenir you want is illegal? That was the question I asked myself as…

Room to Breathe

The trouble with the traditional American school calendar is that it conditions you to believe that summers should be spent…

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. 14, Palestine

Shaped by agriculture, steamboating, the discovery of oil, and the railroad, the city of Palestine today harbors a wealth of…
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