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The Best (& Sweetest) 12 Weeks of Summer Ever

The arrival of summer inspires mixed emotions in Texas. There’s no getting around the heat of our most extreme season, a…

New Finds, Old Faves

It’s getting tough to spend the day in Fredericksburg. After enjoying numerous day-trips to this Central Texas town, I realized…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Marfa

Take a drive deep into West Texas, through the Martian landscape of the Chihuahuan Desert, and you’ll arrive at an…

Child in the Wild

We camped near a dry creek bed in Davis Mountains State Park, my daughter Ursula tucked into her junior-sized sleeping…

Spring's the Thing

Texas Highways and our friends at the University of Texas Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center are teaming up again for…

Window on Texas: Drag Shutter Photography

Texas Highways Photo Editor Griff Smith teaches you the basics of using drag shutter photography to freeze the subject in…

Wild and Wonderful: 4 Amazing Wildflower Drives

The world didn’t end in December with the Mayan calendar. The zombie apocalypse has yet to occur. Sure, the weather…

Web Extra: 2013 Texas Wildflower Festivals

Can’t get enough of Texas’ wild and wonderful wildflowers? Check out these annual springtime celebrations of fun and flowers.

What’s your flower IQ?

With spring bringing us many blooms, it's a good time to brush up on your knowledge. Give it a shot.…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Dublin

  To many, the word “Dublin” conjures up images of green hills, lucky clovers, and jigging leprechauns in a faraway…

San Marcos: A Study in Contrasts

On a hot, muggy evening last summer, hundreds of people gathered inside the San Marcos Army Airfield hangar at the…

Northeast Explorer

After running across a brief story on a new rail-trail in northeast Texas, I had to investigate. The 130-mile trail—open…
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