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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…

Uvalde, The Genuine Article

Beneath Uvalde’s bustling, 21st-Century veneer of shopping centers, fast-food joints, and highway traffic beats the heart and soul of the…

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

Blazing, dusty days. That deep breath before the first frosty plunge. Tarzan-calls—Ahh-eee-ahh!—and cannonballs from rope-swingers above. The tingly warmth of…

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…

Big Bend Country—Where Wildflowers Wait for Rain

Big Bend’s springtime floral bounty belies the widespread belief that the Chihuahuan Desert is a barren wasteland. On the contrary,…

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…

Georgetown’s Wonderful Life

Georgetown, the seat of Williamson County, lies 28 miles north of Austin via Interstate 35. For more information on the…

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…
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