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Old Friends, New Finds in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio

I love my old friends, but that doesn’t keep me from making exciting new ones. I wish I had more…

Neches River Rendezvous

The East Texas sunrise casts a hazy red-orange hue in our rearview mirror as my husband, Keith, and I drive…

Welcome to Mayfield Park

By Rae Nadler-OlenickNestled in the shadow of Austin’s Mount Bonnell—so snugly tucked away behind stone walls that visitors to the…

Trail Mix: 10 Top Hikes

Take a hike. Rather than a brush-off, to me this sounds like an invitation to have a great time. Hiking…

The Great Escape: Motorcycling in the Hill Country

I’m having my favorite flying dream again, zooming low and fast over green, rolling hills. I lean into the gentle…

Gainesville: A Taste of Texas History, and Fried Pies, too

Gainesville is, and always has been, the gateway to Texas. The first town that visitors hit after crossing the Oklahoma…

Rose Hill Manor

Tony Bennett may have left his heart in San Francisco, but Grapevine residents Patricia and Clayton Tewksbury have surrendered theirs…

Rio Grande City Trolley Tours

Adorning the mannequin at the Robert E. Lee House in Rio Grande City, the strapping blue uniform, complete with gold…

Land & Lens

Lots of ranchers grew up thinking the only good snake is a dead snake. An enlightened few, though, are beginning…

Leave Your Heart in Frisco

Dismissing Frisco as another one of Dallas’ flourishing suburbs would be too easy, and foolish besides. I confess I was…

Cal Farley's Boys Ranch

Up in the Texas panhandle, the Canadian River slices across the Caprock to form a starkly beautiful valley called the…

Welcome to Weatherford

ONE OF THE SWEETEST THINGS ABOUT SUMMER in Texas is taking a bite from a luscious, ripe peach you picked…
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