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There’s no denying that Texans know how to throw a party. Whether it’s SXSW in Austin or The Great Texas Mosquito Festival in Clute, we do it right.

Published in Daytripper

Who, on Earth, can resist the allure of a full moon? Twelve nights each year, we gaze into the sky as the lunar satellite casts cold light on the planet.

Published in CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

20 TinyGator3Big Al looks as though he might be dozing at the edge of his murky pond. Closer inspection reveals, however, that the 1,000-pound alligator keeps a wary eye open just a slit, scrutinizing a group of visitors hovering behind a chain-link fence.

Published in TRAVEL

As the smallest of the college students exploring a Hill Country cave on March 27, 1960, 19-year-old Orion Knox found himself elected to wriggle first into a previously unexplored crevice.

Published in TRAVEL

Butterflies

Nestled between the lush farmland and booming wineries along US 290 east of Fredericksburg, Wildseed Farms might have caught your eye as you breezed past; it’s that splash of brightness visible through the low brown wooden fencing. In the springtime, with its nearly 200 acres of blooming wildflowers stretched out like a lush quilt, Wildseed Farms is nearly impossible to miss.

Published in TRAVEL

It’s the sound that captures most people’s attention: the roar of 10,500 gallons of water per minute hurtling down the four-story sides that surround the Active Water Pool at the Fort Worth Water Gardens.

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Casting my line into the water, I smiled to think I was no bigger than the little girl across from me when I last tried my hand at fishing. I sat on the pier, thinking about how much my grandkids would like this place.

Published in Family Travel

Stargazing can be an out-of-this-world experience, but here in Texas, there are a few places that are able to magnify that experience even more.

Published in Blog

As travelers fly by on I-35, some may be unaware that one simple exit could take them to the heart of Williamson County and what’s known as the “Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas.” Georgetown is a place where the coffee’s fresh, the scenery’s beautiful, and the history is as rich as the enchilada gravy.

Published in Daytripper

While sifting through previous blogs, our mouths began to water for all the culinary treasures we rediscovered, and that you may have forgotten about. From Mediterranean tapas in McKinney to Indian-inspired roti in Killeen, we hope these remind of you of Texas’ vast meal offerings.  

Published in FOOD & DRINK

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has introduced its first new conservation-themed specialty license plate design in a more than a decade. Sales of the plate, which depicts a campfire and tent under a starry sky, help fund state parks. The camping plate won the department’s online survey last year, garnering more than 6,000 votes.  

Published in Blog

29 Town-JGS

Sunday mornings in the West Texas town of Alpine are remarkably quiet for a community with a population of around 6,000 people.

Published in TRAVEL
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