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Texas Top 40, No. 7, Fredericksburg

If only the German immigrants who first settled Fredericksburg in 1846 could see what they started.

Texas Top 40, No. 9 New Braunfels

The allure of a New Braunfels getaway is particularly strong during these dog days of summer, when the town’s two…

Water, Water Everywhere

It is nearly dusk on the lower Guadalupe, one of those incomparable evenings when skies are clear, humidity is low…

Crockett's Coonskin Cap

The Alamo. Utter those words and nearly every Texan sees in their mind an iconic image: rugged and defiant Davy…

The Unexpected Journey

I am a planner. I arrive hours early for flights, almost that early for doctor’s appointments and even —much to…

Sisterdale's Secrets

If Ottmar von Behr had gotten his way 155 years ago, Sisterdale would look a whole lot different than the…

To the Bat Cave!

I’m thinking to myself, “That cave doesn’t look big enough for all those bats.”

Daytripper: Arlington

Many visit Arlington seeking the high-flying screams of a roller-coaster or the decibel-busting cheers of the home crowds. And while…

Possum Kingdom Reborn

Winding around a curve on Park Road 36 on the way to the eastern shores of Possum Kingdom Lake, I breathe a sigh of…

The Garden of Yes

Luci Johnson, the youngest daughter of President Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson, admits that her love of nature came later…

Texas Top 40, No. 12 Brazos Bend State Park

Less than an hour southwest of Houston, the hardwood forests and alligator-rich waterways of Brazos Bend State Park create a…

Texas Top 40, No. 10 Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon has been wowing people for at least 12,000 years, when natives found shelter within this rugged chasm…
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