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How an Austin Suburb Became a Literary Mecca

A little more than two decades ago, the novelist and professor Tom Grimes paid a visit to the childhood home of Katherine Anne Porter, one…
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Make a Date with Mother Nature on the Pecos River

When you launch a kayak on the lower Pecos River, you’ve made a five-day date with Mother Nature.
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Inspired by a Classic of Texas Letters, a Writer Returns to Her Roots on the Guadalupe River

For three days, the blue heron leads us downriver. In the mornings we push off in canoes through the olive green water of the lower…
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Make a Splash with These 7 Quintessential Texas Rope Swings

 When Mother Nature doles up a summer afternoon so hot you need oven mitts to handle the steering wheel of your car, smart Texans head…
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A Trip Down the Pedernales River Is Filled with Family Fun and Local Heritage

Rising from crystalline springs west of Fredericksburg, the Pedernales River meanders just 106 miles through the Hill Country before emptying into Lake Travis. Yet within…
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Exhibition Coming to the African American Museum in Dallas Will View Jefferson’s Monticello Through the Eyes of Slaves

An upcoming museum exhibit in Dallas will explore life on one of the nation’s most historic plantations—from the perspective of slaves who lived there. Dallas’…
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Guest Authors Announced For This Year’s Texas Book Festival

Readers rejoice: the Texas Book Festival recently announced the guest authors for its 2018 event. The writers combine for a diverse lineup that will draw in every…
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Special Report: Texas Coastal Comeback

We’ve been tested time and again, from despotism to depressions, oil busts to dust bowls—and now by Hurricane Harvey. But as in past trials, Texans…
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Trails in Guadalupe Mountains and San Antonio Get Federal Recognition

  The Department of the Interior has named 19 new national recreation trails, and Texas is home to two of them: the Guadalupe Ridge Trail that runs…
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The Ultimate Texas Summer Bucket List

Some Texans aren’t content with a life well lived, they want hard evidence: the family vacation photos, a souvenir to stick on the shelf, their…
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Port Aransas to Beachgoers: Come on Back

Anticipation grows as you roll down the window and drive onto the Port Aransas ferry to cross the narrow channel to Mustang Island. Salty air…
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After Harvey, Houston's Dining Scene Is Stronger Than Ever

Ask Houstonians what they love about their city, and they’re bound to bring up its first-rate dining scene. Houston’s culinary offerings have been strong for…
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After Months of Rebuilding, Rockport Is Ready for Summer Visitors

Checking into The Inn at Fulton Harbor near Rockport, a cheerful blond woman has brought a basket of cookies to share with the other guests.…
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3 Places to Eat Barbecued Crab in Texas This Summer

Barbecued crab, a coastal delicacy born in a tiny corner of Southeast Texas, is tender, juicy, and laced with spice. This misnamed meal isn’t barbecue,…
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18 Places to Go in Texas in 2018

From El Paso to Galveston, uncover our top 18 travel must-dos for 2018.
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