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Whack, Shake and Bale

This year, get your Christmas tree Clark Griswold-style by cutting it down yourself. For many families, in fact, bringing home…

Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum: Top-Flight Fun

Mention Schulenburg, and tourists think of the century-old "Painted Churches" found nearby in Ammannsville, Dubina, High Hill, and Praha.

Essentials: Notes from a Journal: My Big Thicket

The Big Thicket is a region of southeast Texas often called "America's Ark" for its phenomenal diversity of plant species.…

Notes from a Journal: My Big Thicket

Talk about bonehead questions! Here's one from my overflowing bag. I popped it to two classy ladies, causing them to…

To the Bat Cave!

Bruce Wayne has nothing on Austin’s 1.5-million-strong population of Mexican free-tailed bats. Talk about overcoming obstacles! In the 1980s, shortly after setting…

Cool. Calm. Collected.

Whew-ee, it's a scorcher. Come August, I always feel sorry for those newcomers who moved to Texas from more temperate…

Krause Springs: Plunge into Paradise

Beset by the usual woes of modern urban life–bumper-to-bumper traffic, stressful workplaces, suburban sprawl, endangered water-ways, and, as country singer…

Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay: Palacios

I’ve long been a fan of small-town Fourth of July celebrations. There’s a sense of community and camaraderie, plus plenty…

Surf's Up

Catch a waver—er, A glimpse—of Corpus Christi’s new Texas Surf Museum, where hundreds of artifacts narrate the general history of surfing and…

Odessa’s Stonehenge

Here it stands, where anyone walking out of Odessa’s Home Depot can see it across the road: Stonehenge. In West…

Alice

Due west of Corpus Christi, at US 281 and Texas 44, the town of Alice proves an intriguing stop in…

Summer Fun

School’s out for summer! Whether you have kids or not, the calendar practically insists that you take a vacation. So…
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