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Texas Top 40 No. 25, Granbury

Far enough from DFW to feel like small-town Texas but close enough to draw on the Metroplex’s economic vitality, Granbury…

Texas Top 40 No. 26, Austin

It would be understandable for Texans to grow weary of their capital city’s popularity and outsized national reputation as a…

Texas Top 40 No. 27, Lake Fork

Sportfishing rules at Lake Fork. In fact, the reservoir—which lies on the Sabine River 70 miles east of Dallas—ranks among…

Texas Top 40 No. 28, Possum Kingdom Lake

Some 90 miles west of Fort Worth, Possum Kingdom Lake sparkles along the upper reaches of the Brazos River.

Texas Top 40 No. 29, Lockhart

Named by the 76th Texas Legislature in 1999 as the Barbecue Capital of Texas, the Central Texas town of Lockhart…

Texas Top 40 No. 30, Garner State Park

One of Texas’ most popular parks, Garner State Park enchants visitors with its dramatic scenery on the southwestern edge of…

Texas Top 40 No. 31, Dallas/Fort Worth

Like fraternal twins with different personalities, the North Texas cities of Dallas and Fort Worth—roughly 30 miles apart by car…

Texas Top 40 No. 32, Dalhart

Dalhart, named for its location on the Dallam and Hartley county line, originated as a railroad town and developed as…

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 No. 34, Amarillo

Not many places have the distinction of inspiring a George Strait hit such as “Amarillo by Morning.” 

Texas Top 40 No. 35, Glen Rose

Travelers make tracks to this idyllic hamlet to view prehistoric footprints in the Paluxy River at Dinosaur Valley State Park…

Texas Top 40 No. 37, Caddo Lake State Park

Every Texan should experience the primordial mystery of Caddo Lake State Park. With its ghostly, century-old cypress trees draped with…
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