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Pining for Crockett

For a city-dweller used to noise, there’s nothing quite like waking up under a colorful quilt in an antique bed…

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.…

Helotes High

The waiter gave me a puzzled look when I asked that my chalupas be made with whole beans instead of…

By Lake and by Land

On a late spring day in a quiet corner in south-central Texas, wispy clouds saunter across a stark blue sky…

Urban Spark

Visiting my Houston cousins a few years ago, I joined them for a late-afternoon trip downtown to sip wine at…

Creative Country

Sitting in the light-washed front room of his Salado gallery, artist Ronnie Wells shapes a small clay sculpture of two…

The Pulse of Port Arthur

For a music fan like me, one particularly good reason to visit Port Arthur is the blues-rock singer Janis Joplin.…

Happy in Harlingen

Harlingen came to life in 1904 as a crossroads on the Arroyo Colorado, garnering the daunting nickname of “Rattlesnake Junction”…

Take Comfort

Shoppers browse clothing racks inside a 19th-Century drugstore. Diners feast in a repurposed post office that was built in 1910.…

The Bastrop Aesthetic

Instead of pigeon-holing Bastrop as a place to stop for a piece of pie and a poke around the shops,…

Water, Water Everywhere

It is nearly dusk on the lower Guadalupe, one of those incomparable evenings when skies are clear, humidity is low…

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…
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