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Daytripper: Lubbock

Lubbock earned its nickname as the “Hub City” by being the center of activity for generations of Texans living in…

The Smallest Gifts

The 10-minute drive from our house in McAllen to Quinta Mazatlan, one of the most popular sites in the Rio…

By Lake and by Land

On a late spring day in a quiet corner in south-central Texas, wispy clouds saunter across a stark blue sky…

Park Place

Making my case for Houston as an outdoors destination comes with its challenges. Though many people think of the city…

Out of this World!

We don’t want to accidentally launch anything, so don’t touch any buttons,” says David Cisco, a former spacecraft technician who…

Urban Spark

Visiting my Houston cousins a few years ago, I joined them for a late-afternoon trip downtown to sip wine at…

Hico Hideaway

For my husband and me, Hico has become a hideaway destination when we seek rest and relaxation. Time was when…

Rockin’ Reimers Ranch

My fingers were cramping but my legs weren’t shaking … yet. I had a solid foothold but a somewhat questionable…

It’s No Secret

As I watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin plant the American flag on the moon in the summer of 1969,…

Birds of a Feather

As soon as he sees the boardwalk, my four-year-old son Benjamin Byrd—“Byrdie” for short—takes off at a sprint, binoculars jiggling…
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