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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…

Clifton’s Screen Door Inn blends comfort, nostalgia

Each of the Screen Door Inn’s seven rooms features an antique screen door, lending a touch of nostalgia to an…

All’s Well at Castell's General Store near Llano

It’s a Saturday afternoon, and mesquite smoke from the barbecue pit perfumes the Castell General Store, a weathered old building…

Gearing up for Palestine's El Camino 205 bicycle tour

We rise before daybreak to a chorus of birdsong and pump up our tires. It’s the morning of my first…

Texas' Top Natural Wonders: Devil's Sinkhole

Devil’s Sinkhole “Many years ago, I was a part-time park ranger for Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area. On weekend evenings,…

Tunes N’ Tubes

Whitewater Amphitheater has been called the Red Rocks of Texas, because like the Colorado concert favorite, the 5,600-capacity venue on…

End of Summer Bucket List

When August rolls around, the schedule starts getting crammed with back-to-school shopping, and separation anxiety from summer fun starts to…

Texas' top bat viewing sites

Observing bats emerge from their roosts is one of the most exciting encounters that nature has to offer. Texas happens…

A different take on border diplomacy at El Paso’s Chamizal National Memorial

What happens when a river changes course and the border between two countries hangs in the balance?

Smithville the next Marfa?

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

Daytripper: Hillsboro

When burning up the highway between Dallas and Austin, it’s easy to pass through Hillsboro and see nothing more than…

Summer Hideaways

When I was growing up in New York City, my father had a small farmhouse a couple of hours upstate…
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