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Lubbock Lights

While South Plains settlers in the 1880s took a minimalist approach to holiday decorating—they were lucky to find a cedar…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Fredericksburg

Sweeping hills, giant platters of sausage and kraut, overflowing beer steins, and hefty men clad in lederhosen playing polka till…

Caddo Country

Long burined beneath mysterious earthen mounds and lost within dense forests and hidden glades, remnants of an ancient mound-building civilization…

Weekender: Smithville, Movietown Megalopolis

Could Smithville, the Central Texas crossroads that calls itself “Heart of the Megalopolis,” soon change its slogan to “Movietown Megalopolis?”…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Bryan

While “Bryan-College Station” rolls off the tongue smoother than the Aggie War Hymn, and is known collectively as “Aggieland,” each…

Four for Fall: 2011

Many a Texan can wax eloquent about the benefits of our great outdoors. Turns out it isn’t just bragging: Scientific…

Lost Pines and Lakes Escapes: Bastrop and Buescher state parks

Somewhere on the first mile of our hike through Bastrop State Park, I quit gawking at the canopy of foliage…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Shiner

In Texas, the mere mention of the word “Shiner” immediately brings to mind thoughts of a cold longneck and the…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Fort Worth

Like most Texans, I’m no stranger to Big “D.”  However, until recently, the “FW” of the DFW Metroplex was an…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

I set out for a place that is a bit like another continent, a bit like a science-fiction universe, and…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Brenham

From bluebonnets and Blue Bell to burgers and the Birthplace of Texas, Brenham and surrounding Washington County should be on…

Going to Ground: The western Edwards Plateau from underground

You’ll find a trinity of odd and earthly things in the caverns beneath the Texas soil of the western Edwards…
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