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Hats Off to Ben's

In Cotulla, a formerly sleepy town roughly equidistant between San Antonio, Laredo, and Corpus Christi, the Texas Hat Museum represents…

Doin’ Fine in Alpine

Sunday mornings in the West Texas town of Alpine are remarkably quiet for a community with a population of around…

Splash, savor, stroll

Let’s just say it had been a long day in the driver’s seat, and patience was wearing thin. Each summer,…

San Antonio by Trike

I feel a tug of skepticism as I test my tricycle legs at a storage facility just north of downtown…

Back to the Basics

  What do you do when the souvenir you want is illegal? That was the question I asked myself as…

Room to Breathe

The trouble with the traditional American school calendar is that it conditions you to believe that summers should be spent…

Texas Top 40 No. 13, Corpus Christi

Texas’ biggest beach city (pop. roughly 313,000) seasons its mix of beachcombing, wakeboarding, sailing, and other oceanfront fun with such…

Texas Top 40, No. 14, Palestine

Shaped by agriculture, steamboating, the discovery of oil, and the railroad, the city of Palestine today harbors a wealth of…

Texas Top 40 No. 15, Galveston

With its coastal setting and intriguing history, Galveston is a favorite among readers seeking a Texas beach escape.

Daytripper: San Marcos

Archeological evidence suggests that humans have inhabited the San Marcos area for 10,000 years or more. And to this day,…

Kemah's Beginnings

It's hard to imagine if you’re exploring the family-friendly playground of the Kemah Boardwalk or the quirky galleries of Kemah’s…

Take a plunge

Throughout my life, in every neighborhood, on every summer's vacation, road trip, or nature hike, there has been a memorable…
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