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The MOST, Presenting the Borderland's Past

Edinburg has never been a sleepy little town. In 1908, when it was a tent city called Chapin, where cattle…

Cosmic Encounters at the Monnig Meteorite Gallery

Workers at the Gage Ranch, near Marathon, were eating lunch beside a stock tank on August 2, 1946, when a…

Go. See. Do! A Top 30 List for Texas Travelers

Whether you’re a frequent visitor to our fair state, or lucky enough to live here, have we got a traveler’s…

Gettin’ Down ’n’ Gritty: Texas Sandcastle Festivals

Giant fingers reach upward from the sand toward a lad cowering among beanstalk leaves eight feet up in the air.…

Bouquets for the Years: 30 Wildflowers

In celebrating our 30th anniversary, Texas Highways has chosen 30 of Texas’ most common wildflowers to identify and celebrate, along…

Fingerless Fiddler

Some Texans love making music so much that no obstacle proves too great to overcome. Roy Thackerson, "The Fingerless Fiddler,"…

Canoeing the Big Thicket

In the early afternoon of a hot autumn day, I launch my canoe on the Big Thicket Corridor of the…

Funny Cars: Mobile Madness at Houston’s Art Car Parade

A giant, high-heeled shoe—shiny, cherry red, and big enough to crae the foot of an Olympian goddess—glides past the towering…

Picture-Perfect Greetings from Jefferson

If ever there existed a magical winter haven sprung from the misty colors of a tinted Victorian photo, Jefferson—just 20…

Going Batty in Texas

The tornado struck with scant warning at sunset, leaving a bevy of onlookers breathless—and the local bug population decimated. Pouring…

Kemah: On the Boardwalk

Until the mid-1990s, the unpretentious, somewhat funky community of Kemah (pop. 1,200-plus) slumbered along year-to-year, storm-to-storm, on the west shore…

Get Wet? You Bet!

Water—lots of it—is the only real relief from Texas summer heat. Thankfully, our sunny state is home to some splashing…
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