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Things to Do in Texas This Weekend: Jan. 13-16

They say good things come in threes. Although, they also say bad things come in threes—it’s really not clear who “they” is, but they need…
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Head East

As the craft-beer movement explodes in the Lone Star State, well-made beers are originating beyond Texas’ major cities and long-established small-town breweries. This is particularly…
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Hot off the Griddle

Like many Texans who have a fondness for pancakes, I keep a list of favorite places to eat them. Magnolia Pancake Haus in San Antonio…
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Punchin’, Preachin’, and the Piney Woods

Maybe you know George Foreman the boxer. “Big George” notched a 76-5 record in his legendary career, including an Olympic Gold Medal in 1968, a…
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Hunt County Heroes

The Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum in Greenville could just as easily be called the Hunt County Historical Museum. But why not lead with your best…
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Comfort Awaits

Inside the modest painted-brick building that houses Huntsville’s Farmhouse Cafe, comfort awaits—both on the plate and in spirit. In the springtime, large planters on the…
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San Antonio’s Grande Dames

Sparkling chandeliers illuminate a couple seated in a pair of vivid green, high-backed chairs. Light streaming through a row of French doors throws shadows on…
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The Brooklyn of Texas

It’s not a suburb, but a borough. Not an extension, but a separate township, at least spiritually. Although Dallas annexed Oak Cliff in 1903, the…
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Wandering Through Time

Mention to friends that you’re going to Round Top Antiques Week and you’re likely to hear, “Ooh … ” or “Ugh ... ,” depending on…
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Daytripper: Turkey

Tucked away in the Texas Panhandle is a town that exists on its own time. It’s a place where bison herds still roam freely, ancient…
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Uncovering an Urban Relic

I’m huddled with a half-dozen strangers in Houston, shouting into the darkness. The echo, which turns our calls into an eerie, multi-tonal melody of high-pitched…
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Gone Ameripolitan

Veteran Austin honky-tonker Dale Watson says it’s gotten harder and harder to explain his music to strangers—the curious truck-stop bystander intrigued by Watson’s tour bus…
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Quiz: Are You a True Texan?

“It’s impolite to ask a person where they are from. If they are from Texas, they will tell you. If they are not from Texas,…
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State of Music

No state is more musical than Texas, whose very geography seems to hum. Even the city names remind you of songs. It’s easy to break…
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Texas Bucket List

 Texas is tailor-made for bucket lists. Covering some 268,000 square miles, the Lone Star State brims with interesting, exciting, historical, relaxing, and fun things to…
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17 Trips for 2017

There’s no doubt that Texas contains an ever-evolving mix of people and ideas. And with changing times come new offerings for travelers to explore the…
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Readers' Choice: Texas' Top 40 Comfort Food Hot Spots

Asking readers for their favorite comfort foods seems a lot like asking someone to name a favorite grandchild—the answers frequently come in a flood of…
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