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If you're like me, come springtime your thoughts turn to spending quality time outside, trying to make a nice photograph…

Finding Independence in Washington County

One morning recently, a young tour guide was steering a group of visitors through the Blue Bell Creamery in Brenham,…

Smithville’s Cowgirl Weekend

As a campfire sent flame-kisses skyward, I munched on a burger and traded horse stories with a motley group of…

Cypress Valley Canopy Tours: Zip it Up!

TWO SECONDS after I leap off the platform, the cypress-scented air fills with the buzzing whistle of the steel zip…

Battleship Hard-Hat Tours

NEAR LAPORTE, SOME 20 MILES EAST OF downtown Houston, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site not only preserves the site where Texas…

South Texas' Berclair Mansion

Who has not dreamed of wandering down a prosaic path to discover something magical? To find a mansion where no…

Birds Do It, Bees Do It, Even Educated Fleas Do It

BUT, WE THINK, EVEN COLE PORTER might have been flummoxed had he envisioned gray tree frogs mating in groups of…

Marfa's Thunderbird

While it would seem that there’s been some enormous shift in the zeitgeist that has long defined this old ranching…

Whack, Shake and Bale

This year, get your Christmas tree Clark Griswold-style by cutting it down yourself. For many families, in fact, bringing home…

Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum: Top-Flight Fun

Mention Schulenburg, and tourists think of the century-old "Painted Churches" found nearby in Ammannsville, Dubina, High Hill, and Praha.

Essentials: Notes from a Journal: My Big Thicket

The Big Thicket is a region of southeast Texas often called "America's Ark" for its phenomenal diversity of plant species.…

Notes from a Journal: My Big Thicket

Talk about bonehead questions! Here's one from my overflowing bag. I popped it to two classy ladies, causing them to…
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