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Dog-friendly trails, restaurants, and lodging in Central Texas

When that road-trip itch needs scratching, I can always count on one friend to join me: my big mutt Max.…

Get Into the Holiday Spirit at SeaWorld San Antonio

Around this time of year (and only this time of year), I start to miss the snow.

A Weekend in Pittsburg

In Pittsburg, the hot links are plump, mermaids abound far from the sea, and a Baptist preacher invented a flying…

Discover McAllen’s (Valley-style) urban charms

For many fellow Texans from “up north,” the Rio Grande Valley might be synonymous with birds, beaches, and grapefruit groves.…

Stop and smell the roses in the Rose Capital - Tyler

With a waggle of his pen, U.S. President John Tyler signed a bill to bring Texas into the United States…

Smithville the next Marfa?

Steve Simmons and his wife, Amy, the Austin ice cream queen, bought a ranch in the Smithville area 10 years…

Sips, bites and, cheers with Texas pro soccer super fans

I experienced 10 of the most exciting minutes of soccer I’ve ever seen in my life—and I watch a lot…

Small-Town Stories

Wharton is the kind of town that invites you to relax on a wraparound porch with an old friend, sip…

Panhandle Passage

This trail is as old as the bison routes, I’m told, from back when the shaggy beasts once blackened the…

On Top of the World

In the Hill Country northwest of Uvalde, rocky escarpments cut an irregular edge across the horizon. Texas 55 climbs north…

Wake Up to Waxahachie

Growing up less than an hour’s drive from Waxahachie, I’ve always been familiar with the historic town just south of…

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…
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