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Viva Big Bend!

If there’s a description that comes up repeatedly when people talk about the Marfa lights, it’s the way they dance.…

Big Luxury in the Big Bend

When I first began traveling to Big Bend in the late 1980s, my introduction to lodging—other than a tent in…

Playing Favorites

The writers who contribute to Texas Highways exemplify a few traits in common: They’re experienced travelers guided by curiosity, adventure,…

Keep Texas Quirky

“Traditional Texas” typically implies cowboys, country music and Tex-Mex cuisine. But hidden beneath this generalization lie oddities that make Texas…

Shuffle out west for Viva Big Bend Music Fest

The Texas music scene is heading out west later this month—or at least a big chunk of it. About 55…

The Texas Cheese Tour

My first taste of the Texas cheese renaissance came at a farmers market in Dallas, where I nibbled a bite…

Gliding High

So there I was, 2,000 feet above the ground without an engine or parachute, relying solely upon the wind and…

Texas Top 40 No. 33, Marfa

Ah, mysterious Marfa. Founded in 1883 as a railroad water stop, Marfa existed as a remote West Texas ranching town…

Texas Top 40 Travel Destinations

Last fall, we asked Texas Highways readers to share their favorite places in the state for our Texas Top-40 Travel…

Lounging in Style

  Once you step into the Garza Furniture showroom, located along a nondescript side street just blocks from Marfa’s renovated…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Marfa

Take a drive deep into West Texas, through the Martian landscape of the Chihuahuan Desert, and you’ll arrive at an…

Where's Martha? (Marfa)

This exchange happens often, and because I actually worked to build tourism in Marfa, it still surprises me that many…
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