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Signs of the Times

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

Ski Waco!

On the two-hour drive from Austin to the Barefoot Ski Ranch in Waco, I’ve been chattering away about my teenage…

Harboring an Ancient Herd

Some 65,000 years ago, a small herd of female Columbian mammoths and their babies wandered through a grassland in what…

Hip, Hip, Hooray!

There’s a new sense of energy and possibility on the streets of downtown Waco—not a boom, exactly, but a steady…

The Great Wacoan Novel

The Houghton Mifflin Company made history in 1952 with the publication of a novel called Sironia, Texas. At 840,000 words,…

It’s No Secret

As I watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin plant the American flag on the moon in the summer of 1969,…

When dinosaurs (and mammoths) roamed

Curved tusks jut out of red sandy soil. Massive bones scatter around them in the prehistoric burial ground. These are…

Texas Top 40 No. 3, Waco

For those unfamiliar with Waco, the little city in the heart of Texas might be tough to decipher.

The Texas Cheese Tour

My first taste of the Texas cheese renaissance came at a farmers market in Dallas, where I nibbled a bite…

Hot Dr Pepper

I’ve always been interested in Dr Pepper,” Jack McKinney tells me as we sit down together at the soda fountain…

Texas Top 40 Travel Destinations

Last fall, we asked Texas Highways readers to share their favorite places in the state for our Texas Top-40 Travel…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Waco

Unless you’re from Waco (or are a Baylor Bear), you may not have frequented this Central Texas hub off I-35.…
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