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The Coolest Small Towns

Every Texas town has its distinctive qualities and attractions—just ask the locals. Given the more than 2,000 small towns that…

The Most Amazing Vistas

Texans who are lucky enough to live among the vistas of this great big state share a common morning ritual:…

Texas Highways: Scenic Route

2013 December Hill Country From Nov. 22-Jan. 1, the Marble Falls Walkway of Lights transforms the shoreline of Lake Marble…

New Braunfels' wealth of activities

In the September 2013 issue, writer Michelle Burgess delves into the history and restoration of the beautiful Comal County Courthouse…

Paddling the Rio Grande

My family has made a number of trips to Big Bend National Park over the past 30 years, driving the…

Same as it Ever Was

I noticed something strange as I drove down the tree-lined country road wending south from US 290 toward the bucolic…

Buzzed on Bees

As a kid, I briefly wanted to be an entomologist. This career choice never received full support from my parents,…

Window on Texas: Cover Shoot

Ride along with Texas Highways Photo Editor Griff Smith and Creative Director Mark Mahorsky to Luckenbach, Texas, to see the…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: South Padre

On the southern edge of Texas, along the Gulf of Mexico, there’s a town that defies the typical “Texas” stereotypes.…

Transformative Skies

In the Big Bend country of West Texas, a region composed of mountains, ocotillo flats, and grassy rangelands of the…

Window on Texas: Shooting at Dusk

Texas Highways Photo Editor Griff Smith walks you through his approach to taking pictures at dusk. Recorded at Gruene Hall…

Fun and Games on the Boardwalk

The newest addition to Galveston’s shoreline, the $60 million Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier is futuristic by boardwalk standards, with…
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