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How an Austin Suburb Became a Literary Mecca

A little more than two decades ago, the novelist and professor Tom Grimes paid a visit to the childhood home…

A Border Atmosphere, Smoking Chile Rellenos and Arts and Crafts Greet You in Laredo

A stroll across the San Agustín Plaza, just a few hundred feet from the Rio Grande in downtown Laredo, feels like…

Who Wouldn’t Love a Buckarita in the Company of a Crossbred Longhorn-Buffalo?

The “Buckarita” at San Antonio’s Buckhorn Saloon serves up the kick you’d expect from a mix of Cuervo 1800 Tequila, Grand…

Dive Deep into the Water Cycle at the Laredo Water Museum

What do I look like?” my 5-year-old daughter, Ana, asked when she emerged from her bedroom dressed in blue stretch…

Take Flight in a Vintage Military Aircraft at the Lone Star Flight Museum in Houston

On a clear Saturday morning, I find myself perched in the glass nose cone of a World War II bomber,…

This Museum in Grand Saline Encourages You to Lick the Walls

Standing outside the Salt Palace Museum in Grand Saline, my wife leaned in close and stuck out her tongue. Then…

New Exhibit at San Antonio's Witte Museum Showcases Texas Maps Spanning 3 Centuries

Wherever life has flourished across the vast territory of Texas, someone early on blazed a trail to get there. A…

Due West

The late, great Texan Dolph Briscoe Jr. loved his native land as much as anyone who gazed upon the storied…

Canine Culture

We brought home a new puppy this summer. Pepper is a rambunctious Lab and Border collie mix who enlivens the…

RV Mecca

Amarillo is a frequent stopover for travelers bound for Texas and beyond, so it’s fitting that the city is home…

Web Extra: The National Museum of the Pacific War

Dr. Joe C. Smith MD (pictured), a graduate of Baylor Medical School in Houston and retired from a longtime successful…

Postcards: Gainesville Community Circus

For more Postcards from the June issue, see A Titanic Exhibition, Muenster Blast, Let the Race Begin and Mr. Sam's…
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