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The Fruits of Mission

The beauty of Mission wasn’t lost on Tom Landry. In his 1990 autobiography, the legendary Dallas Cowboys coach reflected on…

A New Dawn in the Davis Mountains

Dawn has just broken above the new Davis Mountains State Park wildlife-viewing station, an L-shaped timber and stucco structure with…

The Interstate Gourmet

Almost 30 years ago, I drove every mile of Texas’ interstate highways in search of something to eat. Every mile.…

Best Summer Ever 2014

Contrary to popular belief, summer vacation did not originate as a time for rural schoolchildren to take an extended break…

It's a Zoo-tennial!

Sunburst glitters across a creature-filled pool on a bright afternoon, piercing the ripples and illuminating the aqua depths.

Pumphouse Power

With the toll booths of the Hidalgo-McAllen-Reynosa International Bridge straight ahead, I veer left to the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse Museum…

Ship Shape

During the Civil War, soldiers were known to pin their names and addresses onto jackets or knapsacks in order to…

Buzz-worthy

On a steamy Saturday morning, I park my car alongside a rural road in Denton County. At a roadside check-in…

Texas Top 40 No. 23, Kerrville

Readers not only raved about Kerrville as a place to visit, but they also praised the city as a place…

Texas Top 40 No. 22, Fort Chadbourne

Between San Angelo and Abilene, about 12 miles north of Bronte, lies a remarkable fort with the only fully restored…

Texas Top 40 No. 21, Ben Wheeler

Located in Van Zandt County between Tyler and Dallas, the hamlet of Ben Wheeler has come to life in the…

Texas Top 40 No. 20, Alpine/Fort Davis

Separated by 24 miles on Texas 118, the towns of Alpine and Fort Davis provide the perfect launch pad for…
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