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Lost – and Found

When my family moved to Texas from Michigan in the summer of 2014, I was still reeling from the loss…

Signs of the Times

In planning my maiden voyage to the Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, I have the good sense to…

Sleep Tight!

A few years ago, I took a canoe trip on the Rio Grande through Big Bend National Park’s Santa Elena…

From Scraps to Souvenirs

Galveston’s Ships Mechanic Row got its name back in the 19th Century when it was an artery of the island’s…

A Key to Understanding

I know a museum has triumphed when I leave a bit stunned, new realizations having just taken hold. Before my…

Pure Resolution

Okay, I admit it. I still like to play Cowboys and Indians. I’m fascinated by vintage images of frontier days…

In the Bag

I do a lot of traveling and have developed a system over the years. I keep a kit packed with…

Art Within Reach

These days, Marfa gets all the attention as an arts destination in West Texas. While the reputation is well-deserved, with…

Get Your Kicks (and Souvenirs)

How can one explain the neon magnetism of Route 66? Before this summer, I could quote a few lines of…

Stitching the Alamo

The recent bestowing of World Heritage Site status to San Antonio’s five missions—the first attractions in Texas to receive this…

The Missing Ingredient

Stepping into the brightly colored display area of the Melissa Guerra Latin Kitchen Market in San Antonio was like entering…

A Gonzales Takeaway

When empresario Green DeWitt was given approval from the Mexican government in 1825 to establish a 400-family colony in south…
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