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(Photo courtesy of The Daytripper with Chet Garner)

It’s Burn-et, Durn-it! Can’t you learn it? So goes the popular saying in the town of Burnet, as natives poke gentle fun at out-of-towners and the dreadfully incorrect pronunciation—“Burr–nette.” But however you say it, this Hill Country burg near the Highland Lakes makes for a great destination.

Courtesy National Museum of Funeral History

Capitalizing on its naturally spooky atmosphere, the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston is holding a series of special events to celebrate Halloween and el Dia de Los Muertos.

Courtesy EnPleinAirTexas

Taking its name from the French expression for painting “in the open air,” the inaugural EnPleinAirTEXAS in San Angelo (Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2014) features 33 selected artists competing for $13,000 in prize money.

Monarch Butterfly Image courtesy Theresa DiMenno.

Theresa DiMenno first noticed the plump caterpillars in her backyard a few years ago, voraciously eating newly sprouted milkweed plants.

Photo by Will van Overbeek.Prepare to pop a cork in historic downtown Grapevine for GrapeFest, which bills itself as the largest wine festival in the Southwest.

Photo by Michael Amador.

Waterlily cultivators and enthusiasts will converge on San Angelo on Sep. 20 for LilyFest 2014, a celebration of the floating flora held at the city’s acclaimed International Waterlily Collection.

Photo by J. Griffis Smith.A public event Sep. 27 will recognize an influential figure in the economic development of the area. Historians and family members will gather at the Terlingua Cemetery grave of Federico Villalba to honor his legacy with the unveiling of a new Texas Historical Marker.

On the Road With Texas Highways: A Tribute to True Texas

After 30 years of shaping the pages of this magazine with his signature creativity, Photo Editor J. Griffis Smith retired from Texas Highways this summer.

Throughout the year, Texas Highways showcases the people, places, and wide-open spaces of the Lone Star State, but we can't be everywhere at once. That is where you—our readers—come in. You're consistently sharing your own perspectives on what makes Texas great, and we'd like to showcase some of that. Share your photos and we'll consider them for inclusion in our periodic reader-submitted photos gallery.

Cyclists prepare to enter the 582-foot Clarity Tunnel.

Travelers on the Caprock Canyons Trailway sometimes feel they’ve tipped time’s arrow on its head. Following the path of an abandoned rail line, the 64-mile trail system takes hikers, cyclists, and equestrians across the region’s halcyon backyard, into the agrarian plains and broken rangeland of caprock country, and out of this century completely.

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I’m coming back to live in Texas and plan to see every inch of it. Your magazine will be a must read.

 —NOLA HENNESSY, TH Facebook Fan in Mollymook, New South Wales, Australia

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