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Well, Well, Mineral Wells!

A simple postcard inspired me to embark on an unexpected journey. In the early 1980s, I chanced upon a colorful…

Fort Worth With Kids

My grandson Garrett, 11, climbs onto Pecos Bill, a surprisingly docile, brown-and-white Longhorn stationed in front of the Livestock Exchange…

The Serendipity of Wildflowers

As our First Lady in the 1960s, Lady Bird Johnson worked tirelessly to call attention to our country’s natural beauty,…

Daytripper With Chet Garner: Canyon Lake

The reasons I love Texas are endless: the state's great outdoors, history, Tex-Mex, sunsets, swimming holes ... the list keeps…

Weekender: Wimberley Wonderful

Seeking a change of scenery after a few days of urban sightseeing in Austin, my husband, Kenny, and I packed…

Postcards: All Aboard for Slaton

As a frequent traveler from Austin to Lubbock, I always look forward to the sweeping views of the Caprock Escarpment…

Nacogdoches Turns a Page

I had always assumed that all of the key events of the Texas Revolution took place in the southern half…

Wild Texans

The deep-blue Texas sky sets off a soaring hawk’s cloud-white belly as it wheels above me. Watching the magnificent bird…

Talk to TH: March 2011

Reader Mail ~ Reader RecommendationsDaytripper Props I love Chet Garner’s show on PBS, and he’ll do a great job with…

Daytripper: Burnet

It’s Burn-et, Durn-it! Can’t you learn it? So goes the popular saying in the town of Burnet, as natives poke…

Talk to TH: February 2011

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Daytripper with Chet Garner: Lockhart

It’s official. A while back, the Texas Legislature settled the debate over which town deserves the overall crown for best…
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