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They headed north from Cardwell Flats on April 1, 1866. Crockett Cardwell, who operated a trading post and stagecoach stop near present-day Cuero, had gathered some 1,800 rangy Texas Longhorns for trail boss Thornton Chisholm and a handful of cowboys to drive to a railhead at St. Joseph, Missouri, a journey that would take them seven months.

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15 MuseumFront cmykAs a crossroads city at the southernmost tip of Texas—and the state’s closest point to the interior of Mexico—it’s fitting that Brownsville would have a memorable train station. The city’s Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, built in 1928 in the Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style, is a beauty.

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It’s the sound that captures most people’s attention: the roar of 10,500 gallons of water per minute hurtling down the four-story sides that surround the Active Water Pool at the Fort Worth Water Gardens.

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Sisterdale Market, located on Sisterdale Road/FM 1376, opens daily except Sundays. The shop sells groceries, animal feed, and collectibles.

If Ottmar von Behr had gotten his way 155 years ago, Sisterdale would look a whole lot different than the tiny town it turned out to be.

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19-pumphouseWith the toll booths of the Hidalgo-McAllen-Reynosa International Bridge straight ahead, I veer left to the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse Museum & World Birding Center.

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The original Dallas series ended long before the Internet age, but today devotees have several online resources to feed their mania. Here are links and descriptions of some of the most popular sites.

Published in CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

A rattlesnake - stuffed and mounted - in the museum's main gallery.

J. Marvin Hunter, the late founder of the Frontier Times Museum in Bandera, liked to say that he didn’t collect the curiosities that filled his galleries, they collected him.

Published in CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

We brought home a new puppy this summer. Pepper is a rambunctious Lab and Border collie mix who enlivens the energy of our house to immeasurable levels. And after a couple of months, I needed a break. With Pepper on my mind, it felt like a good time to revisit the Dog Museum at Antiquibles Antique Mall in Elm Mott, located about five miles north of Waco, just off Interstate 35.

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(Photo by Kevin Stillman)

Amarillo is a frequent stopover for travelers bound for Texas and beyond, so it’s fitting that the city is home to the Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum and its celebration of the history, spirit, and quintessential vehicle of the family road-trip vacation.

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