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Get Wet? You Bet!

Water—lots of it—is the only real relief from Texas summer heat. Thankfully, our sunny state is home to some splashing…

Caprock Canyons State Park: Mountains Beneath the Plains

Scores of cliff swallows billow out of the canyon, forming a swirling, 100-foot column above the rim. Just beyond the…

Crape Myrtles Drape the Summer Landscape

Among the cast of characters in a midsummer day’s landscape, the perennial show-stopper remains the crape myrtle. This bold, brash…

Where the Wild Things Are

Bird feeders full and our three elderly dogs fed, belly-scratched, and left to chase squirrels for the day, my husband…

Tyler’s Azalea and Spring Flower Trail

The 42nd Annual Tyler Azalea and Spring Flower Trail (Mar. 17-Apr. 1, 2001) features 7.5 miles of marked tours, mostly through Tyler's…

Best Places in TX, Period!

Some of the best answers didn't make it to the winners' column. For Best Cheap Tourist Thrill, someone wrote, "Seeing…

Chill Out in Texas Swimming Holes

What do Texas Highways editors dream of on a torrid summer day? A dip in nearby Barton Springs, of course! Fed daily by some…

The Hill Country’s Rock of Ages

A ghostly breeze whispers to the bald expanse of a giant, granite dome. Sparkling like a thousand tiny mirrors in…

Preserving the Mystery: The Big Thicket

In the deep, dark woods of East Texas resides a magical, almost spiritual place. It has been known by many…

Judge Roy Bean: The Law, the Lies, and Lillie

When it comes to tales about Judge Roy Bean, “the Law West of the Pecos,” it’s dern near impossible to…

The Leonid Meteors—Showers of Light

“When I opened the door, I was startled by streaks of fire flying in every direction. It looked like millions…

Take a Rose Trip

After you get poised for poinsettias in Washington County (Poinsettia Celebration, Nov. 20-21, at Ellison’s Greenhouses, Brenham; see story, page…
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